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Canesten® 6 Day Cream

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Canesten® is Australia's #1 thrush treatment brand*. Canesten® 6 Day Cream is a six-day treatment routine for thrush, which may be suitable for women who prefer to treat for longer, who experience vaginal dryness or suffer from repeat episodes of thrush.

It contains a tube of cream and six applicators, to insert the cream high into the vagina. It is important to note this product is for internal vaginal use only. If you wish to treat an external itch we recommend you use Canesoral Duo or Canesten 1 Day Pessary + Cream.

Canesten 6 Day cream contains Clotrimazole 10 mg/g.

How do I know it’s thrush?

6 main symptoms:

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

Choose your treatment

Across the range of Canesten® thrush products, all treatments work equally well to treat an infection. We offer effective solutions to suit different lifestyles and preferences. Choose the option that suits you best:

Single pack

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

6 days

Different dosage to suit your preference: 1 day treatments are convenient and effective, 3 day treatments allow you to feel the product take effect during treatment and 6 day treatments are recommended for those who prefer to treat for longer or suffer from repeat episodes.

Vaginal Treatment

Choose from vaginal or oral administration: oral capsule, soothing internal cream or vaginal pessary.

How to use?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Canesten®

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The cream should preferably be inserted in the evening, just before bed time, with the use of the applicator. Using it before you go to sleep will have the best effect.

Preparing the applicator:
Step 1: Pull out the plunger of the applicator until it stops.
Step 2: Open the Canesten cream tube. Attach the applicator to the tube and hold it firmly pressed against the tube.
Step 3: Squeeze the cream tube until the applicator is full, then remove the cream tube.

Inserting the applicator:
Step 4: Carefully insert the end of the applicator containing the cream as gently and deeply into the vagina as possible. This is best achieved when lying on your back with your knees bent.
Step 5: Hold the applicator in position and slowly push the plunger with the forefinger until it stops. This places the cream in the vagina.
Step 6: Remove the applicator from the vagina and dispose of the applicator.

Try our intimate health regime




Canesten® Vaginal pH Self Test helps you
diagnose common vaginal infections
like thrush or BV.

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

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Canesten® Feminine Intimate Wash is suitable to
use alongside Canesten Thrush Treatment,
to provide up to 12 hours of
comfort and freshness1.

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Please note: Canesten Feminine Intimate Wash is suitable to use alongside Canesten Thrush Treatment. It is important to know that the wash is not to be used instead of thrush treatment or to remove thrush treatment.

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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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

Thrush: how can I prevent it?

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, 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 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, free from worry and discomfort.

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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

  • Although it’s not an STI, it can be passed back and forth during sex. Foreskin constriction, a weakened immune system, antibiotics or diabetes may make men more susceptible.
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