You should see your GP promptly for further investigation and treatment if:

  • you have the symptoms of vaginal thrush for the first time
  • if you are aged under 16 or over 60 years
  • you suffer from recurrent thrush which keeps coming back (i.e. more than twice in 6 months)
  • over-the-counter treatment has not worked successfully
  • you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • you have thrush and a weakened immune system, diabetes, cancer, liver or kidney disease

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 13, 2020 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm