Category - Tube 6
What causes recurring thrush? Of women who develop a first bout of vaginal thrush, about 5 in 100 of them will get problems with recurrent vaginal thrush. Some women just seem more prone than usual to develop thrush. You may also be more prone to recurring episodes (recurrent thrush) although some women develop repeated episodes of thrush with no obvious triggers. If you do suffer from recurrent thrush, your doctor may offer different treatment. Recurring thrush is classed as such if you have had four or more episodes of thrush in a year. Its described as having four or more associated episodes within one year, or at least three episodes unrelated to antibiotic treatment within one year. Thrush is said to be recurrent thrush if the woman experiences four or more attacks in a year. Majority of women who have recurrent thrush do not necessarily have new infections, but may have underlying factors that interfere with local vaginal immune functions, which provoke a relapse. Thrush counts as recurring if you have four or more cases of it in one year. Your doctor will be able to help you identify possible causes of your recurrent thrush, which could help you to make changes to stop it coming back as often in the future. Vaginal thrush mostly occurs during a womans reproductive years. It is uncommon before her first menstrual cycle and after menopause (when periods cease), so hormones are likely implicated. Thrush should clear up within a week, after 1 dose of medicine or using the cream daily. You might need to take treatment for longer (for up to 6 months) if you keep getting thrush (you get it more than twice in 6 months). Recurrent vaginal candidiasis (thrush) candidiasis, also known as thrush, is a common yeast or fungal infection. Most people harbour the yeast without it causing them any problems however if conditions change and it overgrows, it can cause symptoms. Recurrent vaginal thrush is something that is often misdiagnosed as the symptoms can mimic other vulval conditions such as vulval eczema, psoriasis and lichen schlerosus.