Treating Thrush

Treatment can be quite straight forward.
To treat the infection you can use an internal product that contains the active ingredient clotrimazole or fluconazole. Choose from the oral pill, soft gel pessary, pessary or internal cream. These products all treat your infection, but different people prefer different treatment options. External thrush creams will help to soothe your symptoms such as itching.  You can buy our products separately or you can purchase a combi pack containing both the internal and external treatments.

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If you need further help a pharmacist or your doctor can help you decide the best option for you.

First-time sufferers

Visit your doctor the first time you have thrush – that way you’ll get the correct diagnosis and you’ll be able to recognise your own symptoms in the future. If it is thrush, you’ll be able to treat it independently at home.

The Naked Truth: Thrush - Prevention and treatment

Thrush or Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is another type of vaginal infection that is often mistaken for thrush. Our new self-test allows you to diagnose yourself at home with over 90% reliability. Thrush treatment is different to BV treatment, so it’s important to know which infection you have.
You might also want to take our online test to find some more answers here.

Be confident and choose the right treatment!

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Inside and out

Just treating the itchiness with thrush cream won’t get rid of your infection so don’t forget to treat your thrush at the source, with oral capsule or vaginal solutions, such as soft gel pessary. Learn more about treatment options here.

Canesten Oral Capsule contains fluconazole. Canesten Thrush Combi Soft Gel Pessary & External Cream contains Clotrimazole. Canesten Internal Cream contains Clotrimazole. For the treatment of thrush. Always read the label.