Symptoms of thrush

Three out of four women will experience a vaginal yeast imbalance at some point in their lifetime. This problem, known as vaginal thrush, is caused by an overgrowth of the yeast in the vagina.

For most women, treating vaginal thrush with pharmaceutical creams or pessaries is the first course of action. These treatments usually work well. However, some women have repeated (recurring) bouts of thrush which may need longer courses of treatment or a maintenance plan that includes taking an antifungal product orally to treat the problem systemically.

Symptoms of thrush

Those who suffer from vaginal thrush will be all too aware of the symptoms which include itching, redness and white discharge. These symptoms can be extremely distressing. If you have recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush that just keep coming back, you may feel at your wits end.

Thrush treatment

First and foremost, if you have recurring vaginal thrush, do not despair. There are steps you can take to support natural vaginal balance for a healthy and comfortable intimate area.

If you are experiencing recurrent bouts of thrush, you’re probably searching for additional support to help your road to recovery. As a next step in your plan, you may want to consider taking a supplement that supports your bodys natural immune response.

There is very good evidence to show that New Zealand’s native Horopito plant is effective at supporting the bodys natural vaginal balance and helps maintain normal, healthy yeast levels.

Thrush causes

Thrush happens when there is an imbalance of yeast. Yeast is part of the vagina’s natural micro-flora or community of normal organisms that live there. Recurring vaginal thrush can be a sign of complicating factors such as uncontrolled diabetes, pregnancy, or hormonal changes. Diet and your immune system can play a part. Some of the symptoms of vaginal thrush can also be mistaken for a vaginal infection called bacterial vaginosis – which is accompanied by a strong unpleasant odour. Because of the possibilities of these complications, it is advisable to see your doctor if you keep getting vaginal thrush.

It’s important to allow airflow to the region. This means avoiding wearing synthetic underwear because it doesn’t breathe well and avoiding wearing very tight clothes. It can also be a good idea to wear no undies at night.

It’s also worth taking a good look at your diet. Eating a diet rich in vegetables, protein, good fats and wholegrains is the best approach and avoid foods high in sugar.

Types of thrush

Yeast can become imbalanced in many areas of the body:

1. Nipple thrush

This often happens with breastfeeding mothers - it often occurs if baby has oral or mouth thrush. The nipple may be red and dry, or cracks may be slow to heal.

2. Mouth thrush

Also called oral thrush, it often appears as white spots or a white coating on the inside of the mouth and tongue.

3. Vaginal thrush

Lots of women experience this, itching, redness and a white discharge indicate there may be an issue.

4. Thrush on tongue

Technically this falls under the oral thrush umbrella, you may see white spots or a white coating

There are natural options to support healthy yeast balance. Researchers at the University of Milan have conducted two long term studies. What they found is ground-breaking for women who suffer recurrent yeast imbalances. They found that supplements containing Horopito plant extract support healthy microflora balance in the vagina.  Kolorex Advanced Candia Care contains a patented liquid extract of New Zealand Horopito and helps maintain balanced intestinal micro-flora. You can buy it now from our secure online shop.

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