How long do you use the canesten?
Typically, flaky skin can indicate a fungal infection, like yeast, and it responding well to canesten also indicates that. I used to work with a nurse practitioner who told patients to use the cream for 2 weeks after symptoms disappeared to make sure it didn't recur.
Yeah, this was the second time using during the period and did it for 3 weeks.
I find that if I use some other cream/vitamin E it's similar. Keeps the area moist then it gradually dries again