Clotrimazole cream is a cream that is applied to the skin. It contains clotrimazole as the active ingredient, which is an antifungal. Clotrimazole cream is used as a thrush treatment. Jock itch is also a form of thrush and Clotrimazole is also used as a jock itch treatment. For more information on jock itch and jock itch treatment click here.
Thrush is the term used for a common infection caused by a yeast like fungus called candida albicans. Thrush is also known as candidiasis.
It’s usually harmless, but can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It’s not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Thrush is caused by a yeast that normally lives harmlessly in the body, thrush treatment is easy to use. Yeasts like warm and moist conditions and so can develop in areas like this, for example the mouth and vagina. The yeast is usually kept under control by harmless bacteria but sometimes conditions change and yeast can grow. Thrush is particularly common because of hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or in women under the age of 20.
Other reasons why the yeast may grow, causing thrush to develop, include:
Thrush can also cause nappy rash in babies and mouth infections in the elderly, specialist thrush cream can be used in these cases.
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