What is thrush?

Candida infections are often associated with the use of antibiotics, gastric upsets, premenstrual tension, fatigue or dehydration. Treatment should be accompanied by avoiding particular foods e.g. beer, nuts, biscuits, canned fruit and refined carbohydrates. Additional nutrients should include vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folate, brussel sprouts and asparagus.


  • Itching and soreness around the vaginal area
  • Swelling of the vagina and vulva
  • A yeasty discharge (with or without an usual smell) from vaginal area

How to treat vaginal thrush

See your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist.