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Natural Medicine for Thrush

Natural Medicine for Thrush

Vaginal thrush is caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans – a yeast that lives in the bowel and vagina. While usually harmless, an overgrowth of this yeast can throw out the balance of the vagina and result in a number of symptoms. Vaginal thrush is very common, with about 75 per cent of women being affected at some stage in their lifetime.

Symptoms

You might seek natural medicine for thrush if you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal itching or burning
  • A white discharge
  • Stinging or burning while urinating and/or during sex
  • Redness or swelling of the vagina or vulva
  • Lesions in the genital skin

These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, embarrassing and irritating – particularly if you are someone who experiences recurrent thrush. This means they can have a profound impact on your quality of life, affecting everything from your ability to concentrate at work to your general mood and even your social life.

Causes of Thrush

The overgrowth of Candida albicans may be due to:

  • Antibiotics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Poor diet or health
  • Pregnancy
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle
  • Emotional or physical stress
  • General illnesses like iron deficiency and immune system disorders
  • Perfumed soaps, gels, bubble baths or vaginal deodorants
  • Wearing tight, synthetic clothing

Although vaginal thrush is not sexually transmissible, sexual intercourse can change the balance of the vagina and lead to yeast growth in this area. There are also cases where the reason for thrush is unknown.

The naturopaths at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic will take into account all these potential causes to determine the best natural medicine for thrush in your case. All treatments are based on the latest research as well as our 15 years of experience in natural medicine. Call us to book your appointment today!

How We Can Help

Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic can conduct tests to confirm your needs regarding natural medicine for thrush. Depending on the area affected, we may use stool tests or refer you for a vaginal swab, tongue analysis or saliva test to assess the extent of the issue.

Our approach takes into account broader health and lifestyle factors in order to provide a more holistic solution. This may involve providing tips on diet (such as increasing water intake and decreasing coffee and alcohol intake), addressing potential side effects of any medications, taking particular supplements, and even changing what you wear.

All treatment is given in the discreet and supportive environment of our North Melbourne Clinic by friendly, qualified naturopaths. When it comes to natural medicine for thrush, they tailor all advice and treatment to your individual case in order to ensure all management strategies are as relevant, helpful and effective as possible.

For more information or to make an appointment with our naturopaths, call our clinic today on (03) 9686 2566. You can also make your appointment via our website or by sending us an email.