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Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Yes but messy: You can use monistat while you are on your period. However, it will be messy. Typically, symptoms of yeast infection tend to improve with the onset of menstrual period because of changes in ph. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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If I did the last dose of Monistat last night can I use a tampon for my period today?

If I did the last dose of Monistat last night can I use a tampon for my period today?

A "washout": The Monistat is going to be "washed out" by the ensuing period and the last dose is a "wash" and will not be effective, tampon or not. ...Read more

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I started with my period and I have this itch that won't quit so do I get monistat 3 days or wait till my period is over which is tomorrow?

Start monistat: If you are not bleeding heavily you can go ahead and start the monistat. If you are bleeding heavily then wait until your period is over as the heavy bleeding would just wash out the medication. If it does not resolve with the monistat then see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I took monistat 1 last night at 11:30pm. I have started my period and struggle with using pads. May I use a regular sized tampon?

I took monistat 1 last night at 11:30pm. I have started my period and struggle with using pads. May I use a regular sized tampon?

Yes: It's okay to use a tampon after using Monostat, just know it may not have had time to treat the yeast infection and you may have to retreat after the cycle is over ...Read more

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I have a thick clumpy white no smell dicscharge every month before my period. What is this? I've tried monistat and i don't think it's a yeast infecti

I have a thick clumpy white no smell dicscharge every month before my period. What is this? I've tried monistat and i don't think it's a yeast infecti

Discharge: It likely is a yeast infection but could be a few other things. the pH and bacterial make up change during the cycle and this may be why it is happening. You doctor can do simple test to diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more

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I'm taking the monistat cream treatment and it is for 7 days but I'm getting my period in 5 days can I continue the treatment even while on my period?

I'm taking the monistat cream treatment and it is for 7 days but I'm getting my period in 5 days can I continue the treatment even while on my period?

Yes, no problem: You should finish the full 7 days of treatment. This won't cause any problem. If you use tampons, remove the old tampon, insert the cream, then a fresh tampon. For future yeast infections, consider fluconazole (Diflucan®) instead of Monistat or other creams. It's a single pill by mouth and you're done -- just as effective as 7 days of vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the vagina to itch and burn after putting on Monistat 3 and being on my period?

Is it normal for the vagina to itch and burn after putting on Monistat 3 and being on my period?

No : Vaginal itching and buning that does not respond to over the counter yeast medication needs to be evaluated by your doctor. If you wear pads during your cycle try switching to tampons. I have seen patients have allergic reactions to the adhesive on maxi pads before. ...Read more

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If i get my period during my Monistat 7 vaginal cream will it mess with my treatment or will it work the same?

If i get my period during my Monistat 7 vaginal cream will it mess with my treatment or will it work the same?

Could delay effect: It depends how heavy your flow is in terms of how likely your menses is to "wash out" the treatment. If your symptoms are not terrible then you could consider doing the 7 day treatment as your menses is slowing down. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I used Monistat one day treatment Monday night. Tuesday afternoon my period started. Will the Monistat still work?

I have a yeast infection and I used Monistat one day treatment Monday night.  Tuesday afternoon my period started.  Will the Monistat still work?

Yes: The medication should still be effective - however, Monistat does fail about 1 out of 3 times regardless of the timing of the period. ...Read more

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I got a yeast infection after my period. I have used Monistat 7 before but went with Monistat 3. I finished my last one last night but still itchy?

I got a yeast infection after my period. I have used Monistat 7 before but went with  Monistat 3. I finished my last one last night but still itchy?

Yeast: Approx. 40% patients misdiagnose their vaginal infections. Also, monistat may not be effective against yeast which is resistant to the drug. Therefore, if you still have symptoms, let a provider take a look. You may benefit from oral therapy rather than a vaginal cream. ...Read more

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