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Canesten® External Cream Relief from Itching, Burning

Canesten® External Cream Relief from Itching, Burning

Be confident you’re choosing a clinically proven treatment for vaginal yeast infections! 

Canesten® is Canada’s #1-selling VYI treatment brand.* 
Canesten® External Antifungal Cream provides effective, soothing relief for the external symptoms of VYIs like itching and burning. This product should not be used individually; it can be used in conjunction with Canesten® Vaginal Tablets, Internal Creams or CanesOral®.

Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.

  • Effective soothing relief from external vaginal yeast infection symptoms like itching and burning

  • Apply the cream to the affected area one to two times a day.

  • For external use only.

  • Should not be used individually; it can be used in conjunction with Canesten® Vaginal Tablets, Internal Creams or CanesOral®

  • #1-recommended brand by doctors and pharmacists*

  • Canesten® is Canada’s #1 best-selling VYI treatment brand.*

How Do I Know It’s a Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Trust Canesten®

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Gets to the root of the infection and relieves symptoms

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Effectiveness proven by science and decades of real world use

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Choose a Canesten® or CanesOral(R) product that suits your needs. Available in various easy-to-use formats.

How to Use Canesten® External Cream

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®.

The external cream should be thinly and evenly applied to the area around the entrance of the vagina one to two times a day and smoothed in gently. It should be used until the symptoms of the infection disappear. This product should be used in conjunction with a Canesten® vaginal yeast infection treatment or CanesOral® to treat a vaginal yeast infection.

Please refer to the package insert for complete instructions on how to use this medication.

Vaginal Yeast Infection: What Are the Risk Factors?

Yeast and bacteria are naturally present in your vagina. A vaginal yeast infection occurs when the level of Candida albicans increases. There are times when you're more prone to a vaginal yeast infection:
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In pregnancy, especially during the third trimester

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When you have a weakened immune system

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When you're on your period

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When taking certain medications

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With medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV and when undergoing chemotherapy

Vaginal Yeast Infection: How Can I Prevent It?

If you're worried that a vaginal yeast infection will come back or you suffer from recurring symptoms, there are a few things you can try:
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Wear cotton underwear and change regularly, especially after exercise.

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Change your tampons or pads frequently.

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Avoid indulging in very hot bubble baths.

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Avoid stress and maintain a healthy diet free of high-sugar food.

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Avoid perfumed products in and around your intimate area.

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Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.

Don't Let a Vaginal Yeast Infection Hold You Back.

Take control of vaginal yeast infection symptoms to relieve your discomfort so you can focus on what matters.

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Don’t miss a thing — get relief with Canesten® and go back to enjoying all the quality time life brings.

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For over 25 years, Canesten® has been trusted by millions of Canadian women.

Canesten® helps Canadian women understand, prevent and treat common intimate conditions so that they feel comfortable again.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vaginal Yeast Infections



  • Should not be used for vulvar itching due to causes other than a yeast infection.

Ask a doctor before use if you

  • are at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDS)
  • have multiple partners
  • change partners often
  • have diabetes
  • have symptoms that recur within two months
  • have never had a yeast infection before
  • have any of the following symptoms, which may be signs of a serious condition: abdominal, back or shoulder pain; fever or chills; nausea or vomiting; or foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding

When using this product,
Canesten® may reduce the effectiveness and safety of latex products (e.g., condoms and diaphragms) and vaginal spermicides. This effect is temporary and occurs only during treatment.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • there is no improvement in three days or if symptoms have not disappeared within seven days
  • you have abdominal pain, fever or foul-smelling discharge during use of this medication
  • skin rash or new irritation occurs

Keep safely out of reach of children. If swallowed, call a poison control centre or a healthcare professional right away.