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Vaginal thrush

Thrush is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. This article focuses on vaginal thrush. It can be both treated and prevented, so read on.

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Vaginal thrush diagnosis

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What causes vaginal thrush?

Trusted information about the causes of vaginal thrush can be found on this page.

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Vaginal thrush prevention

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Vaginal thrush treatments

Trusted information about vaginal thrush treatments, and alternative treatments if you are pregnant or breastfeeding can be found on this page.

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Thrush is an infection with a fungus. It is also known as a yeast infection. The fungus, called Candida, occurs naturally in the body, particularly in warm, moist areas like the vagina, penis, groin and mouth.

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Vaginal thrush symptoms

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Oral thrush

Oral thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by a yeast fungus known as candida. Learn more about its treatments and how to prevent infection.

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Treatments for thrush in men

Trusted information about treatments and self-care options for thrush in men, especially in and around the penis.

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Thrush in men

Normally there is a small amount of the fungus in the body which the immune system keeps under control However, some factors can cause the fungus to grow. Learn more about thrush in men here.

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Vaginal irritation and infection

Trusted information about vaginal irritation and infection, treatment and prevention.

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