Canesten Extra Strength External Cream for Yeast Infection

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Canesten® Extra Strength External Antifungal Cream for Yeast Infection, Fast Relief from Itching and Burning, 15g

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

Canesten® is Canada’s #1-selling VYI treatment brand.* 
Canesten® Extra Strength External Antifungal Cream provides fast, effective, soothing relief for the external symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection 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.

 

  • Fast and 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?

6 main symptoms:

  • Itching 

  • Swelling 

  • Redness 

  • Unusual discharge 

  • Burning 

  • Soreness 

A vaginal yeast infection doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour, but you might feel pain during sex or urination.

No stress!

It may feel uncomfortable, but there’s no need to be scared. A yeast infection is not an STI and is usually not a serious condition, and in most cases it can be treated easily and effectively. It is also normal and very common — 3 in 4 women suffer from it at least once during their lifetime and it’s not caused by a lack of hygiene.

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Effective

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® product that suits your needs. Available in various easy-to-use formats.

How to Use Canesten® Extra Strength 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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Warnings

EXTERNAL VAGINAL USE ONLY

  • 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
  • you have diabetes
  • have symptoms that recur within two months
  • have never had a yeast infection before
  • have abdominal pain, fever or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • are pregnant, think you are, 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.