Vaginal thrush

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

Symptoms of vaginal thrush

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. Occasionally there may also be sores on the skin, although this is more often a sign of genital herpes.

Treatment for vaginal thrush 

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

You can find your nearest pharmacy at NHS Choices.