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Thrush is an itchy fungal infection that can affect the vagina, mouth, or nipples. Thrush is caused by the fungus candida albicans, which lives in peoples' intestines but should not present in the previously mentioned body parts! Pregnant women are more prone to vaginal thrush, because the vaginal environment changes during pregnancy and becomes rich in a certain glucose that candida albicans thrives on. Does that sound nasty to you? Let's look at what other factors make you more prone to thrush and what you can do about it.

Because of these glycogens, pregnant women are around ten time as likely as the average woman to be struck by thrush. It's not just medication, a bad diet, or stress that makes you develop thrush, expecting a baby can do the trick just fine! Thick white discharge and a dry-feeling vaginal area are symptoms of thrush. The chances are that you have had it before and that you don't need to have the signs and symptoms described to you at all. You are probably wondering what you can do about this nasty condition! The good news is that there are a lot of natural remedies against thrush that work quite well.

Restoring the original vaginal environment, and encouraging the "good bacteria" to gain control of the area again are the tasks at hand when you are dealing with thrush. Natural remedies are the most likely to work in accomplishing this task. It is tempting to make an extra prenatal appointment with an OB immediately, but prescription drugs for thrush don't work all that great, so you should consider natural cures first. Taking a probiotic supplement and frequently drinking probiotic yoghurts can help prevent thrush as well as cure it. Applying plain yoghurt to the vagina can also make a difference some women report that soaking a tampon in yoghurt and then inserting it works well. Taking a break from foods containing sugar can do wonders. That can mean ignoring your fruit cravings for a while fruits contain sugar too! Bathing with garlic and tea tree is also said to get rid of thrush, but avoiding long baths is a good idea because thrush likes warm and moist environments best.

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