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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've had thrush and not treated it and it has just .. gone. Does this mean it's more likely to recur?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah it probably will, and if it does u need to get it treated so as to stop it reoccuring again
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeh, i think anyway. good luck <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GAH its back so i guess you were right! Can anybody recommend a good cream / pessary?? (Is canesten combi good?)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah its good and u can buy it in chemists, saving u from the embarassment of goin to ur doctor <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by freya:
    GAH its back so i guess you were right! Can anybody recommend a good cream / pessary?? (Is canesten combi good?)

    Yes, Mrs Man Of Kent swears by it. Or if you are enbarrassed try applying NATURAL YOGHURT. SOunds silly but apparently works....

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    once you've got rid of it, you can reduse the risk of it coming back by wearing cotton knickers & don't wear tights, only stockings.

    and don't use perfumed soap cos that can affect your natural bacteria.

    if you have to have a course of antibiotics, get your doctor to prescribe something for thrush too, just in case it comes back after the anti-biotics. you don't have to use it & if you don't, then you have it there, in the cupboard for next time.
    bb

    be happy
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What is trush??????????? everyone seems to be talkign bout it i just wouldn't recognise it if i had it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kat:
    What is trush??????????? everyone seems to be talkign bout it i just wouldn't recognise it if i had it.

    its caused by a yeast called candida, usually candida albicans, but the next most common is candida tropicalis.

    it thrives in warm moist conditions, hence vaginal thrush being fairly common. oral thrush is also common, specially in babies.

    symptoms are intense itchiness & then soreness and a discharge like thin cottage cheese. the body's natural bacteria in the vagina is lactobacillus (hence the reason that live yoghurt as a cure is popular) which tends to keep the vagina acid, so inhibiting the growth of the yeast.

    alot of people carry the yeast in their gut which is one of the reasons that wiping front to back is so important.

    the most common times for contracting vaginal thrush are during the first few weeks of a new sexual partner, during times of stress when the balance of the body's bacteria is upset and after a course of broad spectrum antibiotics which can kill off friendly bacteria as well as whichever one the antibiotics are aimed at.

    it is not necessarily a sexually transmitted disease, but, if you are in a sexual relationship it is imperative that your partner use a suitable cream at the same time otherwise he can harbour the yeast without symptons and pass it back to you. also thrush for men can be more serious.

    phew, i thinks thats all.
    bb


    be happy
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im more knowledeged now.......cheers
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I recently had Thrush, too... not fun at all.
    I had no idea that leaving it untreated made it more likely to come back. Your body should naturally re-adjust the candida levels, but if it's really uncomfortable, then treatment is good.
    Natural (especially if it's live) yoghurt is very effective, that's what I used. There is a really good Thrush page that adivses a number of alternative natural methods.
    ~** Jess

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