Vaginal thrush is a very common condition that is experienced by many women.

According to SA Health, thrush is a type of yeast infection that is caused by the Candida albicans fungus.

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Causes of vaginal thrush

There are several ways in which a woman can experience this condition. It can occur when a woman is pregnant, is taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy, has uncontrolled diabetes, has an impaired immune system, or is taking antibiotics.

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