Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream

Be confident you're choosing the right Canesten® Thrush treatment!

Canesten® is the Ireland's #1 thrush treatment brand*. Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream is a complete, effective 2-step treatment. It contains a regular vaginal pessary to clear the infection and a double strength external cream** to calm the itching, burning and soreness. Unlike some other products, Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream treats both the cause and the symptoms of thrush for complete relief.

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** compared to Canesten® 1% cream

The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating thrush symptoms should begin to calm after first application.
Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get back to you.

How do I know it’s thrush?

6 main symptoms of thrush:

  • Itching 

  • Swelling 

  • Redness 

  • Unusual discharge 

  • Burning 

  • Soreness 

Thrush doesn’t usually change the pH level and has no odour.

No Stress!

It may feel uncomfortable, but there’s no need to be scared. Thrush is not an STI or 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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Works to treat the root of the infection and relieve symptoms.

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Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

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

Choose your thrush treatment

Across the range of Canesten® Thrush products, all treatments work equally well to treat the infection.

We offer effective solutions to suit different lifestyles and preferences. Choose the option that suits you best:

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Combi Pack contains internal treatment & external cream, useful when you are experiencing external symptoms on your vulva. Choose Single Pack (only internal treatment) when no external itching or burning annoys you.

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How to use Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®.

Step 1.

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With the help of the applicator, insert the pessary as high as possible into the vagina before going to sleep at night. A discharge may appear - this is completely normal. 

Step 2.

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Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and smooth in gently. Use Please read package directions carefully before using until symptoms disappear. If pregnant or trying for a baby, consult your doctor or midwife before using Canesten®. Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always read the label.

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Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective thrush treatment to treat its symptoms.

Thrush: what are the risk factors?

Yeast and bacteria are naturally present in your vagina. Thrush occurs when the level of Candida albicans increases. There are times when you're more prone to thrush:

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Pregnancy increases the risk of developing thrush for the first time. It recurs most often 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 such as antibiotics.

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

How can I prevent thrush?

If you're worried that thrush 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.

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Change your tampons or pads frequently.

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Avoid indulging in long, hot bubble baths.

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Avoid stress and maintain a healthy diet free from 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 thrush hold you back

Take control of thrush symptoms.

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Don’t miss a thing – let Canesten® help you enjoy all the quality time life brings.

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Can men get thrush?

It’s less common than in women, but men can also suffer from thrush symptoms.

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  • Although it’s not an STI, it can be passed back and forth during sex. A weakened immune system, antibiotics or diabetes may make men more susceptible.
  • Canesten® Cream can provide effective treatment for men with thrush infections.
  • Canesten®  Thrush Cream can also be used for treatment of the penis to prevent re-infection.

For over 40 years Canesten® has been helping women around the world

  Understand, prevent and treat their intimate conditions, so that they feel comfortable in their skin.

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