Thrush is a common yeast infection that many women (and some men) are susceptible to. This yeast (called candida) lives in all our bodies but is usually kept in check by naturally occurring bacteria.
Symptoms for women can include irritation, swelling and soreness around the vagina and vulva, a thick, white, cheesy discharge and pain when urinating or having penetrative sex.
Symptoms for men can include irritation, itching or redness under the foreskin, a thick cheesy discharge from under the foreskin and pain when urinating or ejaculating.
Possible causes are:
Treatments for Thrush infection may include: