You'll frequently need antifungal medicine to do away with thrush. This can be a pill you're taking, a tablet you insert into your vagina (pessary) or a cream to alleviate the infection.
Thrush should resolve inside a week, after 1 dose of drugs or the usage of the cream every day.
You do not need to treat partners, unless they have signs.
You would possibly need to take treatment for longer (for up to six months) if you keep getting thrush (you get it more than two times in 6 months).
Your GP or sexual health clinic can help identify if something is causing your thrush, which includes your period or sex. They'll advise how frequently you must use treatment.
Things you may do yourself to ease pain and prevent thrush returning
• Use water and emollient (as opposed to soap), like E45 cream, to scrub your penis or vagina
• Dry the affected region well after washing
• Wear cotton underwear
• Avoid intercourse until thrush has cleared up
• Use a condom to help stop it spreading
• Take showers instead of baths