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Friday, September 19, 2014
Canesten for a yeast infection
I have never had a yeast infection before. I have red, swollen, itchy and whit discharge. I am not sexualy active so that is the only thing that I think it could be. My family doctor is on holidays so I went to the drug store and bought Canesten 1. I used the tablet last night and now I have alot more discharge and it is like chalk.I am going to see my doctor next week rahter it gets better or not. I decided to try this in the the mean time. Could this be from the tablet that I used or is the yeast infection getting worse?
Canesten is “clotrimazole”, an antifungal medication that is a very useful medicine to treat vaginal yeast infections. What you are describing sounds very much like a vaginal yeast infection. What you are experiencing may be the infection is getting BETTER. Wait a day or two; if the discharge persists, try another treatment, and then see your doctor as planned.
W. Fred Miser, MD
Professor of Family Medicine
Director of Ohio State Medicine Residency Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University