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A 21-year-old female asked:

Pink discharge after missing a birth control pill and what i think is a yeast infection.took monistat 1 (tioconazole) 30 hrs ago and itching is better but not gone?

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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Be patient, takes 3d: First, please remember to take the missed pill ASAP. While Monistat 1 (tioconazole) is a 1 dose treatment, it really takes 3 days to work. I generally like the longer treatment which includes the cream that can be applied externally. The other possibility, is that you don't have what you thought. I feel it acceptable to treat when you KNOW, but if you THINK, see your doctor. Good luck
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Use Monistat 7 for all 7 days and if that doesn't work please bring this up with your Gynecologist who knows your medical history. If you don't have confidence in your Doctor see another for a second opinion.

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