Where do I use Canesten (clotrimazole)?
Even though vulvar itch is very common, do not apply Canesten solely to your external skin as the infection is inside the vagina. For the treatment to be most effective for thrush the Canesten cream or pessary should be inserted high into the vagina using the applicator. When would I use a 1 day or a 6 day treatment? Canesten 1 or 3 day treatment may be all that is needed for an isolated episode of thrush. One applicator of Canesten ONCE cream or one Canesten ONCE pessary should be inserted high into the vagina at night as directed. A 6 day treatment is preferred for women who suffer from repeated infections. Do male partners need treatment too? No. Thrush is mostly associated with female hormones (oestrogen) and the cells that respond to them. These hormones are found in the vagina of the female, but not on the genital skin of males. If your partner suspects an infection, consult your doctor or health care professional. What should I do when I’m MENSTRUATING? Changes in hormone levels