Preventing Thrush

You may have just purchased a thrush treatment and are on the way to recovery, or you may have experienced thrush in the past. Either way, you're not keen on getting it again.

The good news is that there are small lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the likelihood you will get thrush again.

Tips for Preventing Thrush

  • Keep the area around your vagina clean and dry after showering or swimming.
  • Wear cotton undies. Avoid tight synthetic underwear, pantyhose or tights.
  • Change tampons and pads frequently.
  • Avoid perfumed soaps, bubble baths and shower gels. Use fragrance-free products.
  • Wipe front to back after going to the toilet, as this will stop the yeast from getting into your vagina.
  • Focus on keeping your stress levels low.
  • If you are prone to thrush, ask your doctor about preventive treatments.
  • Add Canesten Hygiene Laundry Rinse to your laundry to eliminate fungi and stop the cycle of reinfection.


If you are experiencing frequent bouts of thrush i.e. more than 3 episodes in the past 6 months, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor immediately.