What is Canesten internal cream?
Canesten thrush cream is a treatment for thrush that helps to combat the infection from the inside. It can make your symptoms disappear within just three days and provides relief for itching and irritation caused by thrush.
What is thrush?
Thrush is a common yeast infection and almost all women will suffer from vaginal thrush at some point in their lives. It happens when the balance of your intimate area is disturbed, letting the natural yeast, or fungus, Candida thrive. This causes thrush and leaves you with discomfort and itching in and around your vagina.
How does Canesten internal cream treat thrush?
Canesten thrush cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an anti-fungal agent. It targets the yeast that creates thrush from the inside and works to soothe the area. This relieves itching and irritation.
How to use Canesten internal cream.
If you have purchased Canesten thrush cream to treat thrush without a prescription, follow these instructions. Remove the applicator from its packaging and attach the plunger to the applicator, then remove the cap. Insert the applicator as far into your vagina as is comfortable, like you would a tampon, and press the plunger so the cream is deposited into the vagina. Remove the applicator. Symptoms should disappear within three days.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Canesten internal cream, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Canesten thrush cream is the best choice for you.
When should Canesten thrush cream not be used?
Canesten thrush cream is not suitable for those younger than 16 or those older than 60. If you are allergic to clotrimazole, cetostearyl alcohol, or any of the other listed ingredients, do not use Canesten thrush cream. Do not use Canesten thrush cream if you are on your period as it may be less effective. Speak to your doctor before using Canesten thrush cream if you are unsure whether you have thrush or have had thrush more than twice in six months. If you or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease, speak to your doctor before using Canesten thrush cream.
Like all medicines, Canesten thrush cream can have side effects, but you may not experience them. After using Canesten thrush cream you might suffer from symptoms of an allergic reaction, including:
- Swelling of the lips, throat, face, or tongue
- Weakness, feeling dizzy or feeling faint
- Swallowing or breathing problems
If you suffer from these symptoms, stop using Canesten thrush cream and seek medical help immediately. If you experience any other side effects, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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You’ve probably heard of thrush or yeast infections, but what are they really?
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Iâ€™m using the applicator put in the cream but I realize after that the cream left over a lot in the applicator. Will it affect the treatment? How to avoid this happen?
1. Remove the applicator from the packaging. Keeping the cap in place, insert the tip of plunger A into the applicator B (approximately 1cm). 2. Twist and pull to remove the cap C. Be careful not to press the plunger in any further before you have inserted the applicator into the vagina. This will avoid wasting any cream 3. Carefully put the applicator as deep as is comfortable into the vagina (this is easiest when lying on your back with your knees bent up). Holding the applicator in place, slowly press the plunger until it stops so that the pre-measured dose of cream is deposited into the vagina. 4. Remove the applicator. Dispose of the applicator in a safe place, out of the reach of children. The applicator cannot be flushed down the toilet. The cream is deposited in the vagina, but it is quite common to notice a slight discharge after using the cream and therefore it may be helpful to wear a panty liner. This does not mean that the treatment has not worked.
Actually I have a discharge and sometimes it is itchy, what type of cream do you recommend for me?
I would recommend on reading this NHS guide https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaginal-discharge/
Can you use the internal cream the night before your period?
One of the causes of thrush is a change in hormone levels, which happens when you have your period. If you are menstruating you can use Canesten cream or Canesten pessaries to treat the infection or try an oral treatment like Canesten oral. Your period will not affect the treatment
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