Preventing Thrush

You may have just purchased a thrush treatment and are on the way to recovery, or you may have experienced thrush in the past. Either way, you're not keen on getting it again.


The good news is that there are small lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the likelihood you will get thrush again.

Tips for Preventing Thrush

Keep the area around your vagina clean and dry after showering or swimming

Wear cotton undies. Avoid tight synthetic underwear, pantyhose or tights

Change tampons and pads regularly

Avoid perfumed soaps, bubble baths and shower gels. Use fragrance-free products

Wipe front to back after going to the toilet, as this will stop the yeast from getting into your vagina

Focus on keeping your stress levels low

Add Canesten Hygiene Laundry Rinse to your laundry to eliminate yeast and help stop the cycle of reinfection

If you are experiencing frequent bouts of thrush i.e. more than 3 episodes in the past 6 months, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor immediately.

Canesten Vaginal pH Self Test: Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Canesten Thrush Treatment: Ask your pharmacist – they must decide if this product is right for you. This is a guide on which Canesten Thrush Treatment is best for you. For medical advice or diagnosis see your doctor.
1 Reference: 1. Sobel. JD. Lancet 2007; 369: 1961-71.
2 Nyirjesy, Paul, et al. "The performance of an innovative self-sampling test for vaginitis-Selfcare Journal”. SelfCare 2017;8(3):1-11. Study funded by Common Sense, Caesarea, Israel.

L.AU.MKTG.11.2018.02774

Back to top

L.AU.MKTG.08.2019.03722 Last Updated Date: August 2019

Australia’s No 1: Canesten is Australia’s #1 range of antifungal treatments as per AZTEC National Scan Sales MAT 14/07/19

Images are for illustrative purposes only.