What is Canesten Thrush External Cream?
This cream is from Canesten and is designed to treat thrush. The cream should only be used for external thrush and another treatment is required for internal thrush. If you need treatment for internal thrush, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
What is thrush?
Thrush is caused by a yeast infection and is quite common. The fungus responsible is called the candida, which grows in warm, moist environments. Thrush is a result of a bacteria change in the affected. This is normally caused by:
- Skin irritation
- Hormone changes, such as pregnancy or menopause
- Taking antibiotics
- A weakened immune system as a result of HIV or chemotherapy
Thrush is harmless but will cause discomfort and can return.
Can men get thrush?
Even though thrush is usually thought of a condition that only women are affected, men can get it. However, men can only get it from a woman who is affected when having sex. Despite this, thrush is not classified as an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection).
Who is this Canesten cream suitable?
It is suitable for anyone aged between 16-60 who is suffering from the effects of external thrush. It should not be used if you are allergic to clotrimazole, or any of the other ingredients contained in the cream. If you have an STI or illness, then speak to a doctor before using.
Can this cream be used when pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then it is recommended that it is only used under the supervision of a midwife or doctor.
How often should Canesten External Thrush Cream be used?
The cream should be applied to the affected area around the vagina 2-3 times a day. The cream should be applied thinly and evenly before being rubbed in gently. It should not be used for more than 7 days. For men, the cream should be applied to the end of the penis 2-3 times a day, for up to two weeks.
Are there any side effects?
There are several potential side effects when using this cream. These include:
- A rash
- Breathing problems
- Trouble swallowing
- Swelling in the lips, face, tongue, or throat
- Nausea or feeling sick
If you notice any side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. You can also record any side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Everything You Need to Know About Thrush in Men
If things are feeling a little itchy in your private area, then it might be a something a little more serious than just the everyday need to scratch.
You could be suffering with male thrush, which can leave you feeling itchy, uncomfortable, and more than a little irritated.
Don’t let thrush get you down, we’ve written this guide to tell you all you need to know about male thrush and how you can get rid of it.
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Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis are common infections that can make your intimate area feel less than friendly.
If you’re struggling with an infection, you’re going to want to get rid of it fast, if only so you can lose the annoying itching!
But how can you tell the difference between these two very similar infections? Let’s find out the facts and see what makes them so different.
Your Guide To Thrush When Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing but sometimes you can have troubling problems which make this special bonding time with your baby a lot more complicated.
One problem you may encounter while breastfeeding is thrush, which can affect both mother and baby, making breastfeeding uncomfortable or even painful.
If you’re a breastfeeding parent who is worried about thrush, this guide will help you to learn everything you need to know about thrush and how it can affect breastfeeding.
What If I Get Thrush When I'm Pregnant?
If you’re pregnant you’re probably getting used to all of the strange changes that are happening to your body, but if you’re feeling an itching, burning sensation in your intimate area the cause could be more than just pregnancy.
You could be dealing with vaginal thrush, which can make your pregnancy a whole lot more uncomfortable than it needs to be. So just sit back, relax, and read up on what you can do to get rid of that thrush and get back to enjoying your pregnancy.
What Is Thrush?
You’ve probably heard of thrush or yeast infections, but what are they really?
If you’re not sure, and you’ve found yourself with an unpleasant itching sensation in your genital area, you could be wondering if thrush is to blame.
Luckily, yeast infections can be pretty easy to spot, so let’s see if we can answer some of your questions about all things thrush.
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