Thrush Treatment

Safe, effective and fast-acting treatment for thrush

Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast fungus. It isn't a sexually transmitted infection but can sometimes develop after you’ve had sex. The condition affects both men and women, and is characterised by discharge, soreness, burning and irritation around the genital area during sex and urination.

Thrush can be a troubling and painful condition, but it is highly treatable with oral and topical medication. Fluconazole capsules and Canesten cream target the candida fungi to rapidly clear the thrush infection.

As one of the UK’s trusted online pharmacies, our range of thrush treatment is approved by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). See below for more details.

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Fluconazole 150mg Capsule is an oral capsule treatment that is used to treat thrush within two days.

from £3.99

Clotrimazole 1% Cream is a fast-acting antifungal treatment used to rapidly clear fungal infections and for the relief of irritation caused by thrush.

from £3.99

Canesten clotrimazole cream is used to treat irritation as a result of thrush.

only £7.99

Treat and relieve the symptoms of thrush with this effective dual-action treatment.

from £11.99

Canesten External Cream is an effective first line treatment for fungal infections and irritation caused by thrush.

from £4.99

This single-dose pessary targets the cause of vaginal thrush.

from £9.99

This convenient home test kit helps to determine if you may be suffering from thrush or bacterial vaginosis, making it easier for you to purchase the right treatment.

only £9.99

Get rid of thrush quickly and safely with this single-use internal cream.

from £8.99

Diflucan 150mg is a single-dose oral capsule for the rapid treatment of thrush.

from £20.99

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Active Ingredient
Flucaonazole
Active Ingredient
Clotrimazole
Active Ingredient
Clotrimazole
Active Ingredient
Clotrimazole
Active Ingredient
Flucaonazole & Clotrimazole
Active Ingredient
Clotrimazole
Active Ingredient
Clotrimazole
Dosage
Single Dose
Dosage
2-3 times a day for 2-4 weeks
Dosage
2-3 times a day for 2-4 weeks
Dosage
2-3 times a day for 1-2 weeks
Dosage
Tablet: Single dose
Cream: 2-3 times for 1-2 weeks
Dosage
Single Dose
Dosage
Single Dose
Application
Oral Tablet
Application
External Cream
Application
External Cream
Application
External Cream
Application
Oral Tablet & External Cream
Application
Internal Cream
Application
Internal Pessary

What is thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection affecting men and women, characterised by an overgrowth of the candida fungus. There are several forms of thrush that can affect different parts of the body, the most common of which is genital thrush, which affects the penis or vagina. Babies, elderly or immunodeficient adults may be susceptible to oral thrush. Thrush can also appear on other areas of the body if the conditions are suitable, like the armpits, groin or between the fingers.

What causes thrush?

Thrush often grows in warm and humid areas of the body such as the genital region. Genital thrush may appear after sexual intercourse but it is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection. Some causes of genital thrush include:

  • Hormone changes
  • Perfumed bathing products
  • Not properly drying after washing

Some factors can increase your risk of getting a thrush infection such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Other underlying health conditions that weaken the immune system

What are the symptoms of thrush?

The symptoms of genital thrush in women are:

  • A white, usually odourless discharge from the vagina that looks similar to cottage cheese
  • Irritation and itching around the vagina
  • Stinging or soreness when you urinate or during sex

For men, the symptoms of genital thrush are:

  • A white discharge from the penis that looks similar to cottage cheese
  • Irritation or redness on the head of the penis or under the foreskin
  • Difficulty pulling back the foreskin

What are the other types of thrush?

  • Oral thrush - This is caused by an overgrowth of the candida fungus in the mouth area. For oral thrush, the symptoms usually present include white patches in the mouth that can be wiped off to leave red patches; a loss of taste or an unpleasant taste in the mouth; and pain or a burning sensation in the mouth. Oral thrush may be triggered by smoking, a recent course of antibiotics, poor oral hygiene, or wearing dentures.
  • Fungal skin infections - These are known as tinea infections and there are several types that affect different areas of the body. Some examples are ringworm, fungal nail infections and athlete’s foot.

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