Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams
This is a good option if you are looking for a treatment that works directly at the source of your thrush infection but you don’t feel comfortable using a pessary. The single-dose internal cream comes in a pre-filled and easy to use applicator. The pack also comes with double strength thrush cream* to treat your uncomfortable external symptoms. This option may be preferred by those suffering from vaginal dryness.
* compared to Canesten 1% Cream
Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams is a complete treatment for vaginal thrush because it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms.
How to use Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams?
The pack contains a full course of treatment which consists of one pre-filled applicator with internal cream to treat the cause of vaginal thrush and one tube of double strength* soothing cream to treat the external thrush symptoms.
The internal cream should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina with the help of the applicator, as indicated in the product leaflet, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment.
The external cream should be thinly and evenly applied to the area around the entrance of the vagina, 2-3 times a day and smoothed in gently. It should be used until the symptoms of the infection disappear.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within three days of treatment.
Some of us, though, suffer from recurrent attacks of thrush. If that is also your case, you may consider trying Canesflor which helps prevent recurrences of thrush. Learn more about Canesflor here.
What does Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Creams contain?
The active substance in Canesten Thrush Combi is Clotrimazole, an antifungal agent which fights fungal infections such as thrush.
When should you see your doctor?
If you see no improvement after seven days since you started using Canesten Thrush Combi, you should tell your doctor. Also, if you have had more than two thrush infections within six months, you should talk to your doctor about it.
You should only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush.
If you are pregnant or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Thrush Combi. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. To treat internal thrush, your doctor may recommend that you use a treatment that can be inserted in the vagina without the help of an applicator, such as Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream.
As with other creams, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. That is why it is better that you use alternative precautions for at least five days after using Canesten Thrush Combi.
Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using Canesten Thrush Combi.
Avoid vaginal intercourse while you have thrush and during treatment with Canesten Thrush Combi because your partner may become infected.
Do not use this product during your period as it may be less effective.
*compared to Canesten 1% Cream