Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast. This yeast lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. It is mostly harmless, but symptoms can develop if yeast numbers increase. About 75 per cent of women will have vaginal thrush in their lifetime.
Symptoms you may experience if you develop vaginal thrush include:
Vaginal discomfort – itching or burning
A thick, white discharge with a ‘cottage cheese’ appearance and yeasty smell
Redness or swelling of the vagina or vulva
Stinging or burning while urinating or during sex
Splits in the genital skin.
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