- Basic facts about yeast infections
- Yeast infection symptoms
- Common causes
- When to see a doctor
- How a pharmacist can help
Which cure is right for me?
If you develop a yeast infection, you will likely need to treat it with an anti-fungal treatment. There is a wide range of treatment options available, and sometimes it’s hard to know which one might be best for you. Since every woman is different, the best option for you will depend on your individual circumstances.
Doctors and pharmacists do agree:✝ Canesten® is an effective way to treat your vaginal yeast infection. Canesten® offers a broad assortment of treatments both in creams and vaginal tablets.
The Canesten® ComforTAB® is a unique, compressed, solid tablet that is inserted high into the vagina with a slim and sleek applicator, to treat the source of the infection. The ComforTAB® is smaller (by circumference) than the leading ovule treatment and less messy than creams. The ComforTAB® dissolves slowly and the tablet format is likely to result in less discharge than creams or ovules. Although it is always preferable to insert your treatments at bedtime, the ComforTAB® can be used anytime, day or night.
The ComforTAB® is available in a single application treatment as well as a 3-day treatment. Both treatments come with an external cream that can be applied twice daily to soothe external symptoms such as itching and burning.
Canesten® creams are inserted high into the vagina with an applicator. It is important to note that even though vulvar itching is a very common symptom of VYI, you should not apply Canesten® cream solely to your external skin, as the infection is inside the vagina.
To meet your changing needs and circumstances, Canesten® offers single-application creams, and also creams that can be applied daily over the course of several days. A longer treatment may be preferred for women who suffer from repeated infections. Creams may also be the preferred option for women with vaginal dryness.
✝2010/2011 survey on OTC counseling and recommendations -- DrugStore Canada, L'actualité pharmaceutique, The Medical Post and L'actualité medical. (Based on a survey of 1,348 pharmacists, 668 respondents of VYI, margin of error +/-2.2%, 18/20).