Preventing Thrush

If you suffer from recurrent thrush there are a few changes you can make to improve your lifestyle, which can help prevent thrush from coming back.

Top tips for avoiding thrush:

  • Avoid using deodorants and perfumed products in and around your intimate area (see below for more details)
  • Avoid stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle, doing so will keep your immune system strong
  • Avoid high-sugar foods
  • If you are taking antibiotics, consult your doctor before taking thrush treatments
  • Change your tampons or pads frequently
  • Ensure you wipe from front to back after going to the toilet
  • Change your underwear after swimming and working out
  • Avoid very hot baths


Proper washing habits

Your regular soaps and body washes, which often include ingredients such as perfume and chemicals, can irritate your intimate area. It’s much better to use a wash like Canesten Sensicare Calm Soothing Wash that is specifically designed to gently cleanse and protect your intimate area. 

For details about Canesten Sensicare Calm Soothing Wash, click here.

Sometimes the type of clothing you wear may have an impact on the health of your intimate area

  • Avoid tight underwear and clothes such as leggings and skinny jeans
  • Avoid synthetic underwear, opt for cotton

Sex and thrush

Remember – thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection. However, if you are having sex with the same person (male or female) you can pass thrush backwards and forwards. That’s because men as well as women can get thrush too. Talk to your partner to see if they have any symptoms of thrush. Men can treat thrush with the Canesten Cream

Find out more about the Canesten Cream here



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