Monday’s medical myth: yoghurt cures thrush

The following article was published in The Conversation:

Monday’s medical myth: yoghurt cures thrush

By Michael Tam

Vaginal thrush, or “vulvovaginal candidiasis” is a common condition, with around three-quarters of women experiencing an episode in their lifetime.

Many readers may be familiar with the unpleasant symptoms of vaginal thrush – vaginal itching and burning, “cottage cheese” discharge with a yeasty smell, inflammation of the vagina and vulva, and pain while passing urine or having sex. Continue reading