It’s very common, but you rarely hear it in conversations between women. So let’s talk about thrush, a common yeast infection caused by a simple imbalance of natural vaginal fungus, predominantly Candida Albicans.
Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans. This yeast lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. It’s mostly harmless, but symptoms can develop if yeast numbers increase.
It’s so common that every 3 out of 4 women get thrush at least once in their lives1. Many women also suffer from repeat episodes. However, there are some circumstances that can make you more prone to getting this yeast infection. You are more at risk of getting thrush if:
Don’t worry! Thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection.
1. Sobel. JD. Lancet 2007; 369: 1961-71.