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A 38-year-old female asked:

Doctor diagnosed yeast infection, scared to take diflucan - does monistat 7 work just as well as the diflucan pill? is one better than the other?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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 fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth or vaginal cream for several days, most but not all preferred the pill. In any case, there's nothing to be scared about. It's not the least bit harmful.

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