What is it?
Vaginal candidiasis or vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that occurs in the vaginal opening (vulva) and wall.
What are the symptoms?
- Vaginal itchiness and irritation.
- Vaginal discharge described as whitish or cheese-like material.
- Redness of the vaginal opening (vulva).
- Vaginal pain.
- Pain during urination or sexual intercourse that may be described as burning sensation.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with vaginal candidiasis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:
- Do you need a stricter control of other medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes?
- Often patients with vaginal candidiasis are prescribed with a medication. What options does your GP recommend?
- If your condition recurs, what should you do?
- Once treatment is successful, what preventive measures can you do to lessen your risk of developing the condition again?