Intimate health facts and advice

Your intimate health and wellbeing has an impact on your comfort and quality of life.

Canesten is here to help! We provide you with expert knowledge to help you understand your symptoms and intimate health condition. Empowered with this knowledge, you can identify the best Canesten product for your intimate health problem. Take control of your intimate health and get back to you, with Canesten!

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Facts about intimate health

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Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.

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On average, 3 in 4 women will experience vaginal thrush at least once in their lifetime. 1 in 2 will experience at least one recurrence.

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Although women are more often affected by yeast infection, men are also at risk when having unprotected sex with a woman with thrush. 

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Thrush Trivia Quiz

Take our Thrush Trivia Quiz to test your knowledge on the causes of thrush and other candida symptoms. Explore more about thrush on the Canesten Learning Zone now!

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What is thrush?

Learn what thrush is and the yeast infection symptoms to help identify it. Discover what thrush treatments there are, and tips on how to prevent recurring thrush.

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Thrush in pregnancy: causes and treatment

Learn everything you need to know about having thrush during pregnancy. Find out how to treat a vaginal yeast infection. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

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Male thrush: causes and symptoms

Learn more about male thrush symptoms. Including how to reduce the risk of developing a yeast infection, and yeast infection treatments.

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Vaginal infections: what you need to know

Learn how to identify the symptoms and causes of vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV). Discover our tips on how to improve your vaginal health here.

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What is cystitis?

Learn what cystitis is such as what the symptoms and causes of this urinary tract infection (UTI) are. You can also find out about how to treat and tips to prevent cystitis here. The article also has a quick look at interstitial cystitis.

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What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Learn what bacterial vaginosis is, from BV symptoms to how to prevent BV, and how to treat it. Find out what the differences between thrush and BV are today. In this article, you can also find advice on how to treat BV and how to stop BV from recurring.

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Diagnose common vaginal infections from home with our easy-to-use self-test! Canestest is convenient and clinically proven to deliver results with over 90% accuracy.