What is Canestest?

Canestest is a self-test kit which helps you assess whether you are suffering from thrush or bacterial vaginosis. A healthy vagina has an acidic pH which is designed to keep a balance of good and bad bacteria, and any change to this pH may suggest a bacterial infection. Therefore, Canestest detects for a higher than normal pH to self-diagnose bacterial vaginosis. If the pH is normal, it is more likely that the symptoms being experienced are thrush.

How do I use Canestest?

Unwrap the Canestest swab from the packaging, being very careful not to allow the swab to come into contact with anything.

Holding the Canestest swab by the handle, insert the yellow tip into the vagina.

Rotate the swab, then remove. Wait 10 seconds to see if the colour changes.

If your Canestest swab did not change colour after 10 seconds, it means you may have thrush. We have a number of safe and effective treatments, such as Canesten Cream, Canesten Duo and Fluconazole.

If your Canestest swab changed colour to blue or green, it means that you may have a bacterial vaginosis. In this case, you should consult your doctor.


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