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Mrs Saunders is in her early 50s. She asks for a private chat and tells you that she has thrush. She has had it before, about two years ago, and used a pessary but she found it a bit uncomfortable to insert. Mrs Saunders finds she also suffers from vaginal dryness and is worried that using a pessary will make it worse. She is taking other medications including atorvastatin and warfarin. Which of the options below would you recommend?

  • Canesten Thrush Duo Oral Capsule & External Cream

    INCORRECT Due to potential medication interactions between fluconazole and her prescription medication
  • Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External cream

    INCORRECT as she has vaginal dryness, so an alternative may be more suitable
  • Canesten Thrush Combi Internal & External Cream

    CORRECT as this may be more suitable for women affected by vaginal dryness and both clears the infection and relieves the itching
  • Refer her to her GP

    INCORRECT Although if she does keep getting thrush she may need to be referred
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