Online Thrush Test, Home Treatment and Medication

Test yourself for thrush at home with help from online doctors!
Our doctors can help you to get a home treatment for thrush and a prescription for medication

What Are My Options for Thrush Treatment Online?

If you’re looking for thrush treatment online, Instant Consult provides a range of online health services that can help you manage thrush effectively. From general medical advice to prescriptions and referrals for diagnostic blood tests, our Australian doctors offer personalised healthcare tailored to your symptoms.

Managing thrush can be frustrating. Between itchiness and burning sensations, even performing daily routine tasks can be very uncomfortable.

But the most difficult part is finding an effective treatment. What works well for one person might not be as effective for you. Plus, factors like hormonal changes, antibiotics, and weakened immune systems can increase the risk of thrush, complicating treatment. Not to mention the stigma surrounding it, leading most patients to delay seeking medical advice.

We at Instant Consult understand your struggle. That’s why we offer a variety of telehealth services so you can seek treatment from the comfort of your home. No more long drives or awkward waiting room moments. Just quick, private consultations with qualified healthcare professionals at a time that suits you.

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What is Thrush?

Thrush is a common yeast infection that usually results from candidiasis. It happens when there’s an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, which naturally exists in the body. Changes in the immune system, hormonal shifts, or certain medications can disrupt the balance of bacteria and yeast, allowing Candida to multiply unchecked. This imbalance leads to the symptoms associated with thrush.

Types of Trush

Thrush can affect different parts of the body, each classified by its location. Here are the main types:

  • Oral thrush: Appears in the mouth. It can cause white patches on the tongue and inside the cheeks.
  • Vaginal thrush: Affects the genital area in women, leading to itchiness and discomfort.
  • Penile thrush: Occurs on the male genitals, often causing redness and irritation.

Main Causes of Thrush

Thrush can develop from several factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms in the body. Here are some key causes:

  • Antibiotics: They can reduce the number of healthy bacteria that control Candida growth.
  • Weak immune system: Makes it harder to fight off infections, including fungal growth.
  • Diabetes: High sugar levels can encourage Candida overgrowth.
  • Hormonal changes: Such as those during pregnancy or when using contraceptives, can affect yeast levels.
  • Tight clothing: Creates warm, moist environments ideal for yeast to thrive.

Common Symptoms of Thrush

Symptoms of thrush infection can vary depending on the area affected but generally involve discomfort and visible changes. You should look out for:

  • Itchiness and Soreness: The affected area feels very itchy and sensitive, especially in cases of vaginal thrush.
  • Redness and Swelling: Inflammation is common with thrush infections. The skin around the infected area may turn red and swell.
  • White Patches: Oral thrush is particularly known for white or yellowish patches on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, tonsils, or the roof of the mouth. These patches may be slightly raised and can cause pain if you attempt to wipe them off.
  • Vaginal Discharge: Women experiencing vaginal thrush may notice a thick, white, and usually odourless vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese.
  • Burning Sensation: This can occur during urination or sexual intercourse when the sensitive areas are irritated.

What Are the Treatment Options for Thrush?

There are several treatment options for thrush in Australia, depending on the location and severity of the infection. The main ones include:

  • Antifungal Creams: Applied externally to soothe itchiness and treat the infection. Over-the-counter options include Canesten or other clotrimazole-based creams.
  • Internal Creams: These are used inside the vagina to directly combat the Candida overgrowth. They often come with an applicator for easier insertion.
  • Pessaries and Suppositories: Inserted into the vagina at bedtime, these treatments work internally and are effective for more severe infections.
  • Oral Capsules: Convenient, single-dose treatments such as Canesoral, which contains fluconazole, can treat the infection systemically.
  • External Creams for Genital Use: Specifically designed to relieve external symptoms such as soreness and burning sensation around the genitals.
  • Gels and Sprays: These can be used for both ease of application and effective symptom relief. They are a good option for those who prefer a different format than creams or tablets.

While many of these thrush medications are available over the counter, we strongly recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before trying any of them. There are plenty of factors that can cause thrush, and each requires different treatment approaches. You need to treat the root of the problem if you don’t want symptoms to recur.

For breastfeeding mothers, make sure to consult with your obstetrician for treatment options that are safe for both mother and baby

Discreet Consultations for Thrush Treatment Online

Thrush is a common condition, yet many feel embarrassed about it due to lingering stigmas. This discomfort can prevent people from seeking the help they need.

Instant Consult recognises the need for privacy and sensitivity in handling such personal health issues. That’s why we offer discreet online consultations so you can discuss your symptoms and receive treatment without worrying about your privacy.

All consultations are conducted from the comfort of your own home. So, you won’t have to worry about being overheard or judged. Plus, all patient information is stored in a fully-encrypted server to protect your privacy.

Our doctors are also available from 6AM to midnight AEST every single day and offer a wide range of services to help with thrush management. This includes:

If you need time off work or school to recover, they can also provide medical certificates to support your leave.

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How to Book a Consultation

Ready to take the first step towards a thrush-free life? Here’s how to book a consultation with our AHPRA-accredited doctors:

  1. Create an Account: Download the Instant Consult app or go to on your PC to sign up for an account. Or log in if you already have one.
  2. Request a Consult: Once you’re in, click on the “Request a Consult” button on your app’s dashboard. In 15 minutes or less, an Instant Consult doctor will connect with you.
  3. Chat With Your Doctor: During the video call, tell your doctor about your symptoms and any medication you’re taking. Be completely honest with your doctor as it will help them assess your condition more effectively.
  4. Get the Help You Need: After assessing your condition, our doctors will provide primary care services that best fit your needs. If prescriptions are in order, you will receive a digital token via SMS or email that you can take to your local pharmacy. Any necessary certificates and referrals will be sent directly to your Instant Consult app where they will stay until you opt to delete them.

Don’t Let Trush Hold You Back

Ready to feel your best again? Don’t let discomfort or embarrassment hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards confidence and better overall sexual health. Book a consultation with Instant Consult today and get the support you need to overcome thrush.

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With Instant Consult, you can chat with a doctor and get help for a wide range of medical requests, all from the comfort of your home!


Medical Certificates

Are you too ill to come into work and need to give your boss a medical certificate? With Instant Consult you can chat with a doctor and get a medical certificate sent directly to your app’s inbox, all without getting out of bed!



If you need a new prescription or need to update an ongoing one then you can use our app to instantly chat to a doctor who can prepare your prescription promptly!



If you have a medical condition that needs treatment from a specialist, one of our GP’s can send a digital referral straight to your app’s inbox.


Pathology Requests

If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.


Radiology Requests

If you require any special kind of diagnostic imaging such as a CAT scan or an MRI you can get a request from one of our online GPs which you can then take to your preferred provider.

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