Vaginal thrush

Vaginal Thrush

Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point.

Typical symptoms of vaginal thrush include:

  • itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina (itchy labia)
  • vaginal discharge – this is usually odourless and may be thick and white or thin and watery
  • pain during sex, which may make you worry about having sex
  • a stinging sensation when peeing

Sometimes the skin around the vagina can be red, swollen or cracked. 

Treatment

Vaginal thrush is part of the 'Think Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme' so your local Pharmacist can recommend and prescribe treatments.

You can find your nearest pharmacy and check their opening hours at NHS Choices.