Thrush is a common type of yeast infection that affects both men and women - it usually affects the genitals but can also affect armpits, groin, throat, and between fingers. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast and treated with antifungal agents.
Thrush symptoms in women include white vaginal discharge, itching and irritation around the vagina, and soreness during sex or urination. However the intensity of symptoms can vary between individuals.
Thrush symptoms in men include irritation and redness around the penis head and foreskin, white discharge, and difficulty pulling back the foreskin. Again, the intensity of these symptoms can vary.
When appearing on other areas of the body, thrush is usually seen as a red rash that scales over with white or yellow discharge - this can be itchy or painful and may not be so visible on darker skin tones.
You should see a GP or visit a sexual health clinic if any of these apply:
This is the first time you are experiencing the symptoms of thrush
You are under 16 or over 60
The thrush reoccurs more frequently than twice in six months
Your treatment hasn’t worked
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have a weakened immune system
At Rightdose we supply creams, oral capsules, and gels designed to soothe the symptoms of thrush as well as treating the underlying condition.