Thrush usually relates to a fungal infection on the tongue or the genitals. 

Thrush is caused by a yeast infection, called Candida albicans. 


 Oral thrush 

 Symptoms of oral thrush

  • Change in your taste
  • Painful sensation when swallowing 
  • Burning and sore tongue or mouth area
  • White covering on the tongue 

Treatment of oral thrush

  • Miconazole gel
  • Nystatin oral drops
  • Oral antifungal drugs 


Thrush  in women

 Symptoms of vaginal thrush

  • Irritation or itching in the vulvovaginal (vaginal) area
  • Can get worse around the time of your period
  • Vaginal discharge that is usually white, and thick
  • Burning when urinating
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • The genital area may be red and inflamed

Treatment of vaginal thrush

  • Antifungal creams 
  • Antifungal pessaries
  • Antifungal tablets 


Thrush in men 

Symptoms of thrush in men

  • Burning, irritation or itching of the genital area 
  • Redness of the penis 
  • The patient may complain difficulty in retracting the foreskin
  • White discharge

Treatment of thrush in men

  • Antifungal cream
  • Antifungal tablets 



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