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module menu icon Causes of Thrush

Thrush can affect both men and women and is caused by a yeast infection. 

It can be uncomfortable for patients but it is usually not serious. 

Fungus and bacteria normally live in the vagina but when the fungus candida increases it can cause thrush. This is usually because the good bacteria can't keep the fungus under control.

This can occur if:-

  • Your skin is irritated or damaged
  • You take antibiotics
  • Your diabetes is poorly controlled
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • You are pregnant
  • You take the contraceptive pill