Many STIs will cause vaginal discharge which may be misdiagnosed as ‘thrush’. It’s important to check reported symptoms carefully to exclude other causes of discharge. Typically a thrush infection will cause a creamy white or off white discharge with no odour. A thin yellow or grey discharge with an odour is more likely the result of a bacterial infection.
All men consulting with symptoms of discharge or thrush infections should be referred to Sandyford or their GP.
Recurrent thrush infections may occur as a result of the development of an underlying systemic disorder such as diabetes, always refer these cases. For that reason and others all older women presenting with a thrush infection should be referred to their GP
There is no charge for vaccine supplied by a Sandyford Clinic.
HPV vaccination is mainly undertaken by the schools vaccination programme, however, they will undertake vaccination of a female if she is considered vulnerable and unlikely to be able to access the schools vaccination programme.Child Protection: Individuals under the age of 16 are protected by law. This law differs between Scotland and the remainder of the UK. It is important that pharmacists are aware of this and they and their staff understand what they should do if they have any concerns about a child and sexual health issues. Access information at NHS GGC Child Protection Unit’s website Useful Links Sandyford Sex Worth Talking About Treatments link to BNF and GGC Prescribing