Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream

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.

* To verify, please contact

** 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?


Canesten lightening icon


Works to treat the root of the infection and relieve symptoms.

Canesten thumbs up icon


Effectiveness based on decades of science and innovation.

Canesten product formats icon


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:

Canesten single pack treatment with capsule icon and Canesten combi pack treatment with capsule and cream icon

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.

Canesten 6-day, 3-day, and 1-day dosage icon

How to use Canesten® Combi Pessary & Cream?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®.

Try our complete intimate health regime

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:

Canesten pregnancy icon

Pregnancy increases the risk of developing thrush for the first time. It recurs most often during the third trimester.

Canesten yeast cells under microscope icon

When you have a weakened immune system.

Canesten menstruation icon

When you're on your period.

Canesten pills in blister pack icon

When taking certain medications such as antibiotics.

Canesten stethoscope icon

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:

Canesten underwear icon

Wear cotton underwear and change regularly.

Canesten tampons and pads icon

Change your tampons or pads frequently.

Canesten crossed bubble bath icon

Avoid indulging in long, hot bubble baths.

Canesten heart rate icon

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

Canesten no perfume icon

Avoid perfumed products in and around your intimate area.

Canesten toilet paper roll icon

Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.

Don't let thrush hold you back

Take control of thrush symptoms.

Active young woman wearing tank top and standing in empowered pose against a sunny backdrop

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

Smiling young woman wearing glasses on her phone happy after Canesten thrush treatment

Can men get thrush?

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

Smiling young couple having great time, happy after Canesten treatment
  • 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.

Canesten trusted for over 40 years banner

Frequently asked questions about thrush