Canesten® Thrush Pessary

Canesten® Thrush Pessary

Be confident you’re choosing the right Canesten® thrush treatment!

Canesten® is the UK’s #1 selling thrush treatment brand#. Canesten® Thrush Pessary is an effective single-dose thrush treatment which works right at the site of infection. The new applicator has a rounded tip and soft materials designed for a more comfortable application, as well as an optimal length, guide zone and ergonomically shaped plunger for ease of use.

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The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to disappear within 3 days of treatment. Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.

How do I know it’s thrush?


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

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Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

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

Choose your thrush 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 external symptoms on your vulva stand in your way. Choose Single Pack (only internal treatment) when no external itching or burning annoys you.

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Choose from vaginal or oral administration: on-the-go oral capsule, regular vaginal pessary or soft gel pessary, which is designed to be more comfortable to insert, as well as soothing vaginal cream.

How to use Canesten® Thrush Pessary?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®

Try our complete intimate health regime

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 your intimate health.

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Don’t miss a thing – let Canesten® help you get back to you and enjoy the good moments in life.

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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® external cream or the oral capsule can provide effective treatment for men with thrush infections if the infection is associated with a sexual partner’s thrush infection.

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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