Vaginal Discharge

Treatment for thrush or bacterial vaginosis in women over 16 with vaginal discharge accompanied by itching, unusual colour, consistency or smell.

About Vaginal Discharge/Itch:

Symptoms relating to the genital area such as abnormal discharge and itch are common. A bit of white discharge, especially at the beginning or end of your menstrual cycle, is normal. However, if the discharge is accompanied by itching and has an unusual colour, consistency, or smell then it is not normal and needs treatment. 

Two common causes of abnormal genital discharge or itch, which are not due to a sexually transmitted infection (STI), are vaginal thrush (candidiasis) and bacterial vaginosis (BV):  

  • Vaginal thrush is a common condition caused by infection/colonisation of a type of yeast called Candida. This condition can cause inflammation, intense itchiness, and a thick, white discharge from the vagina. 
  • Bacterial vaginosis is an infection in a woman's vagina/vulva caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. In some cases, there are no symptoms, and this will clear up on its own. In other cases, there may be abnormal vaginal discharge, itching or odour and antibiotics may be required. 

 How can we help?

Our clinicians can offer testing, advice, and treatment for vaginal thrush and/or bacterial vaginosis, tailored to you. Your treatment pack may include antibiotics, antifungal creams and simple pain relief - all provided to you during your consult, saving you time and money with no need to go to a pharmacy.

Who can we treat?

People aged 16 years and older.

Treatments offered include: 

  • Metronidazole tablets (antibiotic)
  • Clotrimazole 2% vaginal applicator creams (3 applicators) 
  • Clotrimazole 1% cream 20g (1 tube)
  • Paracetamol tablets 
  • Ibuprofen tablets