Get a prescription for vaginal thrush

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If you're suffering from vaginal thrush, get a prescription in just a few minutes on the Kena Health App.

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Skip the queue and get your thrush prescription for just R120.

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Your digital prescription can be filled at any pharmacy in South Africa.

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What is vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush, also known as candidiasis, a common type of yeast infection. Three in four women will have at least one episode of the infection in their lifetime, adversely affecting their physical and emotional health.

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How people get vaginal thrush

Thrush is a common infection that occurs naturally. It is not an STI (sexually transmitted infection). Vaginal thrush is not dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back.

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The symptoms of thrush

Itchiness and discomfort around the vaginaVaginal discharge (commonly described as being like cottage cheese).

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How to treat vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrush is usually treated with an anti-fungal medication. This can be a cream to relieve irritation, a tablet or a pessary (a tablet you insert into your vagina). Symptoms usually clear up within 7 to 14 days of treatment. Sexual partners do not require treatment unless they have symptoms as well.

How to get a prescription for vaginal thrush in just a few minutes

How to get a prescription for vaginal thrush in just a few minutes


Scroll down to 'Express' on the Kena Health App and select 'Vaginal thrush'

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Answer a few short questions about your symptoms

If you don't qualify for a prescription with Kena's Express service, you can always choose to have a standard consultation with a nurse or doctor instead.

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Get a prescription for thrush sent straight to your phone

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How do I know if I qualify?

You will qualify to get a prescription if you...

  • Are not pregnant
  • Are experiencing the symptoms of vaginal thrush.

You will need to have a standard consultation with a nurse or doctor first if you...

  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
  • If you have no vaginal discharge
  • If your vaginal discharge is abnormal for thrush
  • Had your last period more than 4 weeks ago.

Using Kena’s Express service to renew your prescription is simple and easy. If you don't qualify for a prescription, you won't be charged and you can still speak to a nurse or doctor.

Express consultation FAQs

How do I pay?

You can use any free Kena vouchers you may have for an Express consultation, or you can add your debit or credit card details to your Wallet in the Kena Health App.

You will only ever be charged after a consultation, never before, and you won't be charged if you don't qualify for a prescription when using Kena's Express service.

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Can I still talk to a nurse or doctor?

Yes! If you don't qualify for a prescription for thrush, you will be given the option to talk to a nurse or doctor instead.* They will discuss your specific medical situation with you and see if they can still help you get the prescription you're looking for, or refer you for further follow-ups or tests first.

*Note: Standard consultation rates of R185 per consultation apply for nurse and/or doctor consultations

How do I use my digital prescription?

If you qualify for a prescription for thrush, a PDF of your prescription will be sent to you in the chat. You can take this to your local pharmacy to be filled or email it to your pharmacist. If you have difficulty accessing your PDF prescription, please read our FAQ on downloading and reading PDFs.

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