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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'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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more