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    How is thrush treated?

    I think i may have thrush as i've been experiencing unusual discharge and discomfort when i urinante, how can it be treated? Once treated, how long will it last?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Treatment for thrush involves the use of anti-fungal creams, vaginal pessaries and/or oral medication. Many of these treatments are now available over the counter (i.e. no prescription required). Women who choose to self-treat with over the counter thrush preparations should see their doctor if symptoms persist or recur as they may have a different condition (e.g. bacterial vaginosis, dermatitis, lichen sclerosis, genital herpes) or a resistant strain of thrush. Recurrent thrush infections (those that have been confirmed by a doctor) may require a longer course of treatment before they go away.

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer.

  • Lyn Craven

    Bowen Therapist, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner

    I specialise in gastrointestinal health problems, (leaky gut syndrome, allergies, bloating, candida, IBS, constipation, dysbiosis, reflux), women's health, back/neck pain, RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome, rotating/tilting … View Profile

    Thrush can be treated safely and successful with natural remedies.  It is important that the correct remedies be selected so you need to consult a trained Naturopath.  I would focus on herbal remedies and homoeopathic's inconjunction with tissue salts/minerals and live bacterias.  If the person is malnourished they may require dietary adjustments and supplements if vitamin/mineral deficiencies are present.  Naturopathically we always treat the liver.  Good results have occurred when people are consistent and follow through.  Long standing chronic cases obviously take much longer. Pharmaceutical products simply are bandaides and do not get to the cellular level in the body often allowing the disorder to manifest again. Herbal and homoeopathic remedies treat right down to the cellular level and the root cause

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