What is thrush?
Let’s begin with the most important question – what is thrush? Thrush is a very common condition caused by a yeast infection usually in the genital area, affecting predominantly women. Symptoms include irritation, inflammation, soreness, itchiness and excess discharge.
80-90% of the time, the yeast infection is caused by an increase of a fungus called Candida albicans. This fungus normally lives harmlessly on the skin in various areas of the body like the mouth, gut and on the vagina.
The Candida albicans is kept under control by bacteria (called lactobacilli) which also naturally occur on your skin, but when the fungus multiplies – due to a weakened immune system – it can cause thrush. Important to emphasise here is that thrush has nothing to do with lack of hygiene – it’s all to do with your immune system, like so many skin related issues.
Who gets thrush?
Most women get thrush at some point in their lives, but it’s most common for women in their thirties and forties. So, if you feel your intimate area is sensitive or displays thrush-like symptoms, don’t worry – you’re not alone!
Even more so – many women may also suffer from thrush more than once in their lives, with it recurring frequently for some.
Factors that make us more prone to thrush:
- If you are ill or stressed
- If you take antibiotics
- If you take contraceptive pills
- If you have diabetes
- If you are pregnant
- If you are undergoing chemotherapy
- If you wear tight clothing
- If you are menstruating
Also, be aware that some shower and bath products might irritate the vaginal areas, especially products that are quite synthetic – containing known irritants on the sensitive skin, like parfum, SLS and parabens. Check the ingredients of your skincare products before you buy or use them.
What are the symptoms of thrush?
Every woman is unique. So everyone may experience symptoms of thrush differently, with some women not even being aware they have it until they undergo a cervical smear test. Symptoms and severity of the symptoms may also vary every time you get thrush.
Most common symptoms include:
- Vulvar itching and soreness
- Irritation and inflammation
- Excess discharge, often white and odourless
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Pain or discomfort when passing urine
- Slight swelling of the labia (vaginal lips)
What is Salcura’s Topida Intimate Hygiene Spray?
Salcura’s Topida Spray has been formulated to provide a safe, effective and practical solution for thrush or other fungal infections. The fine liquid of the spray is easily absorbed into skin – providing the body with what it needs to strengthen the immune system and recover a healthy pH balance.
Topida Intimate Hygiene Spray is dermatologically tested to be safe for use on dry and sensitive skin.
What makes Topida unique?
Salcura believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself if given the right tools to do so. By using spray applications, the body can absorb the fine liquid much deeper. As a result, we can reach new skin cells earlier in their lifecycle, feeding them the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients they need to grow to the surface healthier. A healthier skin is better able to fend of any allergens and to find a healthy balance.
Topida contains natural oils of eucalyptus, lemon and peppermint to cool and soothe the skin – safflower, rosehip and plive to nourish and moisturise – tea tree, thyme and sea buckthorn for their anti-bacterial properties – and is naturally fragranced with lavender, cinnamon and fennel.
- Instant relief from itchiness & soreness
- High grade essential oils to restore a natural pH balance
- Full of vitamin E (antioxidant)
- With lactic acid to support a healthy vaginal environment
- Easy application with 360° spray
- Cruelty free & vegan