Thrush can be caused by a number of internal and external factors:
Thrush - Internal factors:
Poor health or diet: High sugar/yeast intake contributes to thrush by increasing urinary sugar.
Pregnancy: Hormone levels during pregnancy may create high levels of sugars in vaginal secretions.
Periods: Menstrual blood affects the vagina by changing the acidity or pH.
Diabetes: People with diabetes often have high blood sugar levels, including in their vaginal secretions.
Emotional or physical stress: stress may increase the risk of thrush as it affects your immune system, making you more vulnerable to thrush.
Thrush - External factors:
Sexual Intercourse: External stimuli may change the balanced environment of the vagina.
Perfumed soaps and bubble baths: These products may increase the risk of thrush as they increase the natural acidity (pH) of the vagina.
Wearing tight synthetic clothing: These can prevent the air from circulating and can create a warm, moist place for thrush to develop.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria which keep yeast in the vagina under control.
Contraceptive pill: There is evidence to suggest that a high dose contraceptive pill can cause thrush.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy weakens your immune system, making you more prone to thrush.
- Type of Product
Clotrimazole Ph.Eur. 200mg., calcium lactate pentahydrate, maize starch, crospovidone, colloidal anhydrous silica, lactic acid, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose and microcrystalline cellulose.
The applicator should be used to insert the pessary as high as possible into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment.