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Canesten® Thrush External Cream

Be confident you're choosing the right thrush treatment! 

Canesten® is the UK’s #1 thrush treatment brand#. The double-strength Canesten® Thrush External Cream (compared to Canesten® 1% cream) provides an effective soothing relief for the external symptoms of thrush, such as itching, burning, redness and soreness.

# To verify please contact consumerhealthuk@bayer.com.

Used alongside Canesten® internal vaginal thrush products, it lets you treat both the symptoms and the cause of thrush. Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.

How do I know it’s thrush?

6 main symptoms:

  • Itching 

  • Swelling 

  • Redness 

  • Unusual discharge 

  • Burning 

  • Soreness 

Thrush doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour.

No Stress!

It may feel uncomfortable, but there’s no need to be scared. Thrush is not an STI or a serious condition and in most cases, it can be treated easily and effectively. It is also normal and very common – 3 in 4 women suffer from it at least once during their lifetime and it’s not caused by a lack of hygiene.

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Canesten®

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Complete

Works to kill the root of the infection and relieve symptoms.

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Reliable

Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

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Convenient

Choose a Canesten® product that suits your needs. Available in various easy-to-use formats.

Choose your treatment

Across the range of Canesten® thrush products, all treatments work equally well to treat an infection.
We offer effective solutions to suit different lifestyles and preferences. Choose the option that suits you best:

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Combi Pack contains internal treatment & external cream, useful when you are experiencing external symptoms on your vulva stand in your way. Choose Single Pack (only internal treatment) when no external itching or burning annoys you.

How to use Canesten® Thrush External Cream?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®.

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External 

Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and smooth in gently. Please read package directions carefully for use until symptoms disappear.

If pregnant or trying for a baby, consult your doctor or midwife before using Canesten®. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always read the label.

Try our complete intimate health regime

Canesten Thrush External Cream 20g 2% ww cream

Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective thrush treatment to treat its symptoms.

Canesfresh Intimate Care gentle intimate wash

Cleanse gently

Canesfresh® intimate washes are more delicate than regular soaps to ensure you don’t irritate your intimate area. 0% soap, 0% preservatives.

Canesflor Probiotics for Vaginal Use

Avoid recurrence

Help prevent thrush from recurring with Canesflor® vaginal probiotics. Also helps restore the natural levels of good bacteria in your vagina after a course of antibiotics.

Thrush: what are the risk factors?

Yeast and bacteria are naturally present in your vagina. Thrush occurs when the level of Candida albicans increases. There are times when you're more prone to thrush:

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Pregnancy increases the risk of developing thrush for the first time. It recurs most often during the third trimester.

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When you have a weakened immune system.

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When you're on your period.

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When taking certain medications such as antibiotics.

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With medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV and when undergoing chemotherapy.

How can I prevent thrush?

If you're worried that thrush will come back or you suffer from recurring symptoms, there are a few things you can try:

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Wear cotton underwear.

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Don’t wear perfumed pads or tampons.

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Avoid indulging in long, hot bubble baths.

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Avoid stress and maintain a healthy diet free from high-sugar food.

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Avoid perfumed products in and around your intimate area.

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Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.

Don't let thrush hold you back

Take control of thrush symptoms.

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Don’t miss a thing – let Canesten® help you enjoy all the quality time life brings.

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Can men get thrush?

It’s less common than in women, but men can also suffer from thrush symptoms.

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  • Although it’s not an STI, it can be passed back and forth during sex. A weakened immune system, antibiotics or diabetes may make men more susceptible.
  • Canesten® Thrush External Cream or the oral capsule can provide effective treatment for men with thrush infections.

For over 40 years Canesten® has been helping women around the world

  Understand and treat their intimate conditions, so that they feel comfortable in their skin.

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