Thrush is a common yeast (fungal) infection the affects both men and women. Thrush is usually caused by the yeast called ‘candida albicans’ and is generally a harmless infection but it can be uncomfortable with a tendency to cause repeat episodes.

Women can commonly suffer from vaginal thrush which is not classed as an STI, although it can be passed to male partners during sexual intercourse. Thus, females suffering with vaginal thrush should avoid sexual intercourse until their thrush episode has completely cleared.

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Authored Aug 12, 2020 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm