For external treatment of thrush and fungal infections.
Canesten Thrush Cream Clotrimazole 2% provides external treatment for thrush and fungal infections. It contains 2% of the active ingredient Clotrimazole which promotes a healthy pH balance and reduces thrush symptoms of itching and burning.
Thrush can be caused by a number of internal and external factors:
Thrush - Internal factors:
Poor health or diet: High sugar/yeast intake contributes to thrush by increasing urinary sugar.
Pregnancy: Hormone levels during pregnancy may create high levels of sugars in vaginal secretions.
Periods: Menstrual blood affects the vagina by changing the acidity or pH.
Diabetes: People with diabetes often have high blood sugar levels, including in their vaginal secretions.
Emotional or physical stress: stress may increase the risk of thrush as it affects your immune system, making you more vulnerable to thrush.
Thrush - External factors:
Sexual Intercourse: External stimuli may change the balanced environment of the vagina.
Perfumed soaps and bubble baths: These products may increase the risk of thrush as they increase the natural acidity (pH) of the vagina.
Wearing tight synthetic clothing: These can prevent the air from circulating and can create a warm, moist place for thrush to develop.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria which keep yeast in the vagina under control.
Contraceptive pill: There is evidence to suggest that a high dose contraceptive pill can cause thrush.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy weakens your immune system, making you more prone to thrush.
- Type of Product
- Cream & Ointment
Clotrimazole 400mg (2% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water
Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently. Treatment should be continued for up to one week after treating the internal infection in women and for two weeks in men. Ensure to wash your hands after use to avoid spreading the infection to other areas.