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Posted by: Tiffany | 2010-09-22

Thrush

My teenage daughter seems to suffer from thrush when she has her period. She doesn''t use tampons and is not on any contraceptive. She has never had thrush before. Is this normal?

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Hallo Tiffany
Candida, the organism that causes thrush lives in the bowel. If they wipe the wrong way (back to front) they can often infect the vagina. Candida may also cause vaginitis if you use antibiotics that kill the "good" bacteria in the bowel, or if your immunity is low. Try giving her probiotics 3 times a day with meals (or activia yogurt), and she can use Canesten cream or get a prescription for Diflucan or Sporanox from your doctor.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-09-22

Hallo Tiffany
Candida, the organism that causes thrush lives in the bowel. If they wipe the wrong way (back to front) they can often infect the vagina. Candida may also cause vaginitis if you use antibiotics that kill the "good" bacteria in the bowel, or if your immunity is low. Try giving her probiotics 3 times a day with meals (or activia yogurt), and she can use Canesten cream or get a prescription for Diflucan or Sporanox from your doctor.
Dr Bets

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