Canesten® 1 Day Pessary + External Cream

Canesten® helps you feel comfortable again so you can get on with your life.

Canesten® is Australia's #1 thrush treatment brand*. Canesten® 1 Day Pessary + External Cream is a convenient and effective 2-step treatment. It contains a single-dose vaginal pessary to treat the infection and a tube of cream for immediate relief from external symptoms such as itching and burning. Unlike some other thrush treatment products, Canesten® 1 Day Pessary + External Cream treats both the cause and the symptoms of thrush.

The treatment is easy to use at home and irritating symptoms should begin to disappear soon.

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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Gets to the root of the infection and relieves 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 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:

Combi 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.


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 who suffer from repeat episodes of thrush.

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®

Step 1.

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

Step 2. 

External Cream

Apply the cream thinly and evenly to the area around the entrance of the vagina and smooth in gently. Use 2-3 times a day until symptoms disappear. If pregnant or trying for a baby, consult your doctor or midwife before using Canesten®.
Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

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

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

  Canesten helps women understand, prevent and treat their intimate conditions, so that they feel comfortable in their skin.

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