You will have to get medicine from the clinic or pharmacy to treat it, but there are some things you can do yourself to ease discomfort and prevent thrush/yeast infection from returning:

  • ?Use water and emollient (like E45 cream) instead of soap to wash the affected area
  • Dry properly after washing
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Avoid sex until thrush has cleared up if sex is uncomfortable
  • Do not use soaps or shower gels
  • Do not use douches or deodorants on your vagina or penis
  • Do not wear tight underwear or tights