Vaginal thrush- causes and treatment

With every woman experiencing a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their life, over a third of women who visit their doctor about a vaginal infection end up experiencing a thrush. With having the aim to treat not only the symptoms but also the cause - here are the best ways to recognize that you have a vaginal infection. 

Although yeast infections aren’t ‘dangerous’ per se, they can have some uncomfortable symptoms that can end up affecting your daily life. These may include: 

  • Vaginal pain & discomfort (especially during and after sexual intercourse)
  • Abnormal texturized and smelling discharge (common to have a similar appearance as cottage cheese)
  • Vaginal irritation and itchiness
  • Soreness and redness around the vaginal area

Although one may experience these symptoms, they are not always the result of a thrush. Vaginal yeast infection symptoms often mimic other conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), and selected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

With vaginal yeast infections being the result of an imbalance of your vaginal flora, the most common cause is a larger than needed amount of yeast (also known as Candida albicans). 

Since Candida albicans are always present in the vagina, it can easily disrupt the balance of your vaginal flora - which is caused by sugar being found in the cells of your vaginal wall. 

This can be caused by: 

  • Entering the 2nd phase of your menstrual cycle 
  • The regular use of birth control pills
  • Pregnancy 
  • A diet containing high amounts of sugar and dairy 

With the annual figure of 15% of women experiencing multiple yeast infections in one year, it’s important to know the best ways, remedies, and products to ease the discomfort of these infections. The vaginal suppositories - Probiotica Forte, contains Tea tree antiseptic oil that is significantly effective against bacteria and fungi causing infections. It relieves symptoms of vaginal discharge, burning, and itching. It creates a breeding-ground for lactobacilli that are naturally found in the vaginal flora and ensure their optimal multiplication. These natural milk cultures protect against harmful bacteria and infections and ensure the natural biological balance which will prevent recurring yeast infection.