Is Canesten an Antifungal Cream?
Is Canesten an Antifungal Cream?
The Canesten cream contains Clotrimazole, an antifungal compound that has been scientifically shown to kill yeast (Candida) cells and successfully treat yeast infections. Clotrimazole is one of the most common antifungal compounds and it’s the main ingredient of many over the counter medications for vaginal yeast infection, fungal nappy rash, athletes foot and other types of yeast infection.
So if you’ve got a yeast infection, Canesten is very likely to help you get rid of it within a few days.
What are the Best Canesten Products for Yeast Infection?
There are different types of Canesten cream designed to treat different kinds of yeast infections:
Canesten Broad Spectrum Cream
Canesten Broad Spectrum Cream can treat the following conditions ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It’s also effective in treating a male yeast infection, as this infection, unlike a vaginal yeast infection, is easy to treat with topical antifungal cream only.
Canesten Thrush Combi
Canesten Combi has been designed to treat vaginal yeast infection. Apart from Canesten cream with clotrimazole for external use, it comes with a clotrimazole suppository. The suppository is soft gel, which means it dissolves much faster and its antifungal effect is more lasting and effective.
This combo works really well because the suppository works inside killing the Candida cells that caused the infection, while the external cream helps relieve the itching on the labia and vulva. The external cream on its own is not enough to treat a vaginal yeast infection.
Does Canesten Give any Side Effects?
Canesten is considered safe, however, as every medication, it can occasionally cause side effects such as:
- burning, itching and redness
- cramping and abdominal bloating
These side effects should subside on their own once you stop using Canesten cream or remove the suppository. Sometimes the side effects can be more severe and then you have to seek medical help immediately. The severe side effects include:
- vaginal bleeding
You may experience the above symptoms f you’re allergic to one of the components of Canesten, that’s why it’s very important to consult your doctor to find a safer alternative.
- Canesten may damage latex condoms, so it’s best to abstain from sex during Canesten treatment or use an alternative contraceptive
- Canesten should not be used by pregnant women, however, your doctor may prescribe it if he or she believes that the benefits outweigh the risks.
- Breastfeeding women should not use Canesten
- Canesten is not recommended for children under 12
Does Canesten Combi Work for Vaginal Yeast Infection?
Casten Combi is potent enough to treat a yeast infection, however, in many cases, it may prove ineffective. It happens because:
- Your yeast infection is already full blown and it needs a longer treatment
- Your yeast infection is caused by a Candida strain that’s resistant to clotrimazole
- You suffer from chronic yeast infections, which may prove more difficult to treat
- You don’t have a yeast infection, and you need a different treatment
If you struggle to treat a yeast infection with Canesten, you should try boric acid suppositories. They are very effective in treating persistent, recurrent yeast infections, also those caused by clotrimazole-resistant Candida strains. What’s more, it also works for BV and trichomoniasis! With two suppositories a day inserted 7 days in a row, you’re bound to get rid of your yeast infection for good. This treatment is not only effective but also 100% natural and economical.
Canesten cream has got an excellent antifungal effect thanks to its main compound: clotrimazole. It’s very effective in treating different kinds of yeast infections, such as skin yeast infection and penile yeast infection.
If you want to treat a vaginal yeast infection, make sure you use Canesten cream along with clotrimazole pessary, to make sure that the cause of the infection is eliminated. If you see that is doesn’t work, try a different vaginal yeast infection treatment. I recommend boric acid suppositories as it’s one of the most potent and 100% natural remedies for yeast infection.
Have you ever used Canesten for a yeast infection? Did it work? Please share your stories and questions in the comment section below.