What is Canesten 2% Thrush Cream and what is it used for?
When you suffer from vaginal or penile thrush, you can experience a lot of discomfort with soreness, itching, and pain depending on the severity of the infection. If you are looking for an effective, fast-acting, and proven treatment to alleviate the embarrassing external symptoms, Canesten 2% Thrush Cream is an excellent choice.
Canesten 2% Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal agent used to target fungal infections such as vaginal thrush. It is manufactured by Bayer and is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy in 20g tubes. This treatment is for men and women over 18 years only. For children under 16 or the elderly over 60 years suffering from thrush please speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How does Canesten 2% Thrush Cream work?
The active ingredient Clotrimazole works by killing the fungus, on the skin surrounding the vagina or penis, that is causing thrush. Clotrimazole kills fungus by causing holes to appear in its cell membrane and the contents leak out. Canesten Thrush Cream cannot be used to treat internal thrush infections.
Alternatives to Canesten 2% Thrush Cream
Canesten Thrush Cream should only be used externally to treat irritated, inflamed, red and itchy skin caused by thrush. For treatment of the internal source of the infection, it is recommended that you combine Canesten Cream with an internal pessary or an oral capsule. This will help provide a thorough course of treatment and prevent symptoms from reoccurring.