Canestest® Self-Test for Vaginal Infections

Dealing with vaginal infections can make you feel less confident and less in control of your body, not to mention very uncomfortable. Canestest® allows you to diagnose yourself in the comfort of your home, quickly giving you reliable results that are over 90% accurate. 

It’s a solution that will put you back in control of your intimate health and give you the ability to choose the treatment you need to effectively deal with your infection and get on with your plans.

Is it thrush or BV?

While both thrush and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are very common, they’re two different types of infections and as such require different approach. However, they are not always easy for women to identify.

With Canestest®, you can test before you treat, so you know you're choosing the solution that will bring you effective relief from your infection.

Thrush

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of the yeast (Candida albicans) which often leads to symptoms such as vaginal itching, soreness or a white vaginal discharge.

Bacterial Vaginosis

BV is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in your vagina. BV symptoms usually include a fishy odour and a greyish-white, watery discharge.

How to use?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canestest®.

It’s similar to inserting a tampon and it shouldn’t cause you any discomfort.

Step 1
Unwrap the Canestest® swab (make sure the swab tip does not come into contact with anything before you insert it into your vagina).

Photo of a Canestest swab for performing self-test for vaginal infections

Step 2 
Hold the Canestest® swab by the handle and insert the yellow tip into your vagina, rotate the swab and then remove.

Step 3
After 10 seconds check the tip of the Canestest® swab to see if the colour has stayed the same or changed to blue or green.

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Treat BV symptoms

Use Canesbalance® Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginal Gel to simply & effectively treat symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis by restoring normal pH and the natural environment of the vagina.

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Restore vaginal flora

Help prevent thrush and BV from recurring with Canesflor® vaginal probiotics. Also effective after a course of antibiotics to help maintain the natural levels of good bacteria in your vagina.

Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream

Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective treatment from thrush and its symptoms.

Have confidence with your intimate health

Take control of your intimate health, free from worry and discomfort.

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Finding the right treatment means relief of your annoying symptoms and peace of mind.

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Decades of expertise and knowledge have enabled Canesten® to develop

new intimate health care and treatment solutions, including Canestest® Self-test for Vaginal Infections.

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I've had athlete's foot for a while and it's come and gone, but once it returned it was there to stay. My doctor recommended athlete's foot cream and once I tried Canesten I haven't noticed any returning symptoms.

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I've had athlete's foot for a while and it's come and gone, but once it returned it was there to stay. My doctor recommended athlete's foot cream and once I tried Canesten I haven't noticed any returning symptoms.

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I've had athlete's foot for a while and it's come and gone, but once it returned it was there to stay. My doctor recommended athlete's foot cream and once I tried Canesten I haven't noticed any returning symptoms.

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