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Recurring Thrush in Women

Recurring thrush is common in women, and can be caused by a number of factors including:
  • A natural propensity towards chemical imbalance in the vagina.
  • Washing the genitals incorrectly. This can mean either using harsh chemicals to wash them, or by not washing them often enough.
  • Wearing the wrong type of clothing.
  • Having a partner who transmits thrush back to you.
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Regular-Use Treatments

The three regular-use treatments listed below - Femigel, Biofem and Topida - are useful for keeping your vaginal fluids in balance, even if you do not have thrush. They are not pharmacy-strength products, so can be used daily. They are instead designed to maintain your vaginal health and to help prevent thrush.
  • Multi-Gyn ActiGel 50ml

    Multi-Gyn ActiGel 50ml

    Multi-Gyn ActiGel 50ml is a safe, gentle and effective gel to soothe, relieve and prevent intimate discomforts. If you are prone to thrush or suffer reoccurring bouts of thrush then
    ActiGel 50ml can help re-balance the natural flora of your vagina. Multi-Gyn contains a complex of plant extracts, as well as soothing aloe vera. Multi-Gyn can even be used as a daily vaginal moisturiser or sexual lubricant.

    (incl VAT)
  • Salcura Topida 50ml

    Salcura Topida 50ml

    Topida is a vaginal spray containing natural products, designed to help maintain vaginal hygiene. We think that the spray form is particularly good as it is hygenic, and makes one bottle last a very long time. Salcura Topida soothes and moisturises the vagina, and contains antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients.

    Topida is ideal for anybody who is prone to thrush, bacterial vaginosis or cystitis. It is suitable for daily use and free from Steroids, hormones, cortisones, peroxides, alcohol and parabens.

    (incl VAT)

Treating the thrush outbreaks

Regular-use treatments such as Femigel, Actigel and Topida are safe to use during thrush outbreaks, but when your symptoms worsen, you may need a little help from a more conventional treatment. Below are our recommended Canesten products.
  • Canesten Cream Combi Internal and External Creams

    Canesten Cream Combi Internal and External Creams

    Applicator for strong thrush cream for internal use, as well as a small tube of the canesten thrush cream.

    (incl VAT)
  • Canesten Thrush Cream 20g

    Canesten Thrush Cream 20g

    If both yourself and and a male partner have thrush, we recommend purchasing this cream for your partner. It's also recommended that you use Femigel (above) as a sexual lubricant during outbreaks of thrush.

    (incl VAT)
  • Canesten Duo

    Canesten Duo

    Canesten Duo contains a small tube of Canesten Thrush Cream and one Canesten Oral Tablet.

    (incl VAT)

Products Worth Considering

The remaining treatments below are very good general feminine hygiene products.
  • Balance Activ Vaginal Gel (7x 5ml tubes)

    Balance Activ Vaginal Gel (7x 5ml tubes)

    Vaginal odour, abnormal discharge and discomfort are very common problems and are often a result of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). This easy-to-use gel contains Lactic Acid and Glycogen to treat and prevent BV. The ingredients help restore the natural pH and vaginal flora. 1 BV treatment per pack (7 days).

    (incl VAT)
  • Vagisil


    A range of treatments for feminine itching and irritation and for cleansing.

  • Lactacyd Femina

    Lactacyd Femina

    Lactacyd brings you natural protection against intimate irritation.