Canesten® Thrush Combi Vaginal Pessary & External Cream

Be confident you're choosing the right thrush treatment!

Canesten® is the world's #1 thrush treatment brand. Canesten® Thrush Combi is a complete, effective 2-step treatment. It contains a single-dose regular vaginal pessary to clear the infection and a double-strength external cream to calm the itching, burning and soreness. Unlike some other products, Canesten® Thrush Combi treats both the cause and the symptoms of thrush for complete relief.

The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating symptoms should begin to disappear soon.
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, but you might feel pain during sex or urinating.

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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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 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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Different dosage to suit your preferences: from 1-day treatment (our highest dose) for women who have busy lifestyles or prefer a shorter course of treatment via 3-day (regular strength) to 6-day (low-dose).

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Choose from vaginal or oral administration: oral capsule, regular vaginal pessary or easy-to-insert soft gel pessary, as well as soothing vaginal cream.

How to use?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®

Step 1.

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With the help of the applicator, insert the pessary as high as possible into the vagina before going to sleep at night. A discharge may appear - this is completely normal. 

Step 2.

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Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and smooth in gently. Use 2-3 times a day until symptoms disappear. If pregnant or trying for a baby, consult your doctor or midwife before using Canesten®. Always read the leaflet.

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Canesten Thrush Combi Vaginal Pessary and External Cream 500mg pessary and applicator, 2% w/w cream

Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective treatment from thrush and 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 maintain 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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In pregnancy, especially 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

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

Thrush: how can I prevent it?

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 and change regularly, especially after exercise

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Change your tampons or pads frequently

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Avoid indulging in very 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, free from worry and discomfort.

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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. Foreskin constriction, 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.

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

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

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