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does diflucan or monistat work better

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Similar: These are both antifungal medicines but Monistat is a topical (intra-vaginal) that is available otc. Both are effective in candida vaginitis (yeast in ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not exactly: While they are both antifungals, they inhibit different enzymes so have different mechanisms of action. They both usually work very well, though. Good ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It is treatable.: I assume you have vaginal infection. Good diabetic control is essential to beat this. Dryness of the area is an advantage. So after showering make su ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
May not be yeast : This should be re-evaluated by your g ynecologist. All "rashes" in this area are not yeast infections.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc!: See your doc. Sometimes stubborn yeast infections need other treatments. Sometimes it may be another infection like bacterial vaginosis [or a sexually ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
You may: Monistat may not have taken care of the yeast infection which are certainly common when on antibiotics. Try the diflucan (fluconazole) and be sure to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Either one: Both work equally well, as do a number of other "azole" creams. In research asking women which they preferred, after treating with either single dose ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not yeast!: Three Diflucan (fluconazole) pills (150-200 mg) should have worked. Also, they work better than monistat. Something else is going on! i could give ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
For what?: Better for what condition?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Treating IN & OUT: These are both antifungal medicines but Monistat is a topical (intra-vaginal) that is available otc. For common 'yeast infection' it is much easier to ... Read More
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