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Is Monstat or vagisil better for clearing a yeast infection?

Is Monstat or vagisil better for clearing a yeast infection?

Monistat: Vagisil cream is designed to help control itching, but doesn't treat yeast at all. Miconazole (Monistat) is very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can I use vagisil for a yeast infection?

Not a treatment: A yeast infection is an infection from a fungus and requires an anti-fungal antibiotic like Clotrimoxazle. Vagisil is a topical anesthetic that decreases the itching and burning symptoms but does nothing to treat the fungal cause of the infection. You can use Vagisil for the itching and pain but you must treat the fungus at the same time.with a vaginal anti-fungal medication. Physician follow up. ...Read more

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Will vagisil cream clear up a yeast infection?

Will vagisil cream clear up a yeast infection?

NO: Vagisil can help with the symptoms of the yeast infection- but it doesn't treat the yeast itself. You should get an otc yeast medication. ...Read more

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Should I wash with vagisil for yeast infection?

Wash is the key: Vagisil wash is a surfactant and water with frangrance. It will not cure infections. It is a reasonable body wash and should be considered as such. ...Read more

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While having a minor yeast infection can I wash up with vagisil pH balance?

While having a minor yeast infection can I wash up with vagisil pH balance?

No: Dove, caress, or ivory soap for the vulva and nothing inside the vagina as it mechanically removes the 'good bacteria' that prevents infections. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection can I shower with vagisil pH balance down there?

If I have a yeast infection can I shower with vagisil pH balance down there?

Yes, should be fine: Read the instruction on how to use the product properly. I don't see why you can't do this. It is a relatively safe prduct, and quite effective product when used properly. If symptoms not better, consult doc for eval for other causes of vaginitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I'm using vagisil. How log should I continue to use it?

I have a yeast infection and I'm using vagisil. How log should I continue to use it?

A Few Days: If you continue to manifest the symptoms after a few days despite the treatment, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would vagisil help with yeast infection?

Vagisil Wipes: Might help with itching but won't cure a yeast infection. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex.
OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex(clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Does vagisil help prevent yeast infection?

Unlikely: Vagisil is unlikely to help prevent yeast infection, and might actually cause contact dermatitis. To reduce risk of yeast infections, eat yogurt with active cultures regularly, do not douche, clean your vulva gently, and sleep without underwear to allow air to get to your privates. If you need to take an oral antibiotic, ask your doctor about using a preventative yeast cream. ...Read more

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Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Vagisil Feminine Cre: Cream (benzocaine topical) can reduce yeast related discomfort but it doesn't treat yeast itself. ...Read more

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Can the vagisil sensitive plus wash, help relieve itching? Of the yeast infection.

Can the vagisil sensitive plus wash, help relieve itching? Of the yeast infection.

Give it a try: You may try it, it will not do harm. If you do not feel better in a week, do see a gynecologist for proper evaluation.
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I'm using vagisil for a yeast infection but it has only been lasting 1-2 hours. I'm in pain when it wears off. What cream would u recomend?

Vagisil is worthless: Vagisil doesn't treat yeast. Lousy drug. Only helps reduce itching, doesn't cure anything. If yeast professionally evaluated and confirmed, ask the doc or clinic about the best treatment. If not, see doctor now. Or try OTC treatment; any cream or suppository with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc), or fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. For sure see doc if doesn't work. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter has a yeast infection can she use vagisil to cure it?

My 13 year old daughter has a yeast infection can she use vagisil to cure it?

No: But she can use Monistat. Do not insert into her vagina as it may be traumatic, but use the cream around the vaginal area for 5 days. If it doesn't resolve, take her to her pediatrician for possible diflucan (fluconazole) oral treatment or use Healthtap Prime for a prescription. Good Luck ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAS A YEAST INFECTION CAN SHE JUST USE VAGISIL TO Cure??!!!

PLEASE HELP MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAS A YEAST INFECTION CAN SHE JUST USE VAGISIL TO Cure??!!!

No: If she has a yeast infection, then she has a fungal infection. She needs an antifungal medication such as Monistat vaginal cream or suppository. Vagisil is mainly a topical anesthetic to relieve itching it may not cure the yeast infection. ...Read more

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I used a vagisil kit to see if I had a yeast infection or more and it showed I had a 7 pH level. Is this bad?

I used a vagisil kit to see if I had a yeast infection or more and it showed I had a 7 pH level. Is this bad?

Yes you may have inf: Ph level over 4.5 strogly suggest you may have bacterial or yeas infection and you should get it checkd by your gynecologist and get it treated. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it ok to use vagisil?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it ok to use vagisil?

Vagisil & Pregnancy: Vagisil contains the topical anesthetic benzocaine. It is pregnancy category c drug, which means that risk to the fetus cannot be ruled out. I would recommend not using the medication until you consult with your ob/gyn provider. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a male and I have a yeast infection. Do you believe Cortizone 10 is OK to apply on it? Or Vagisil?

Hello, I am a male and I have a yeast infection. Do you believe Cortizone 10 is OK to apply on it? Or Vagisil?

Yeast infection: You need to see your doctor and get this infection treated from the inside out. A good multi-strain probiotic taken orally may be part of the solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Severe yeast infection that isn't relieved by canesten or vagisil and hasn't gone away after taking fluconazole?

Maybe not yeast?: It is very rare that yeast would not respond to one or more of these treatments, so maybe not yeast. With "severe" symptoms and especially if there are open sores, herpes is a possibility. If you've been treating this yourself, it's time to see a doctor for professional diagnosis; or if already in care, perhaps get a second opinion. An NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent source for expert care. ...Read more

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Can I use vagisil if I'm getting over a bad yeast infection and took medicine for it but still have some itching and soreness?

Can I use vagisil if I'm getting over a bad yeast infection and took medicine for it but still have some itching and soreness?

To be safest,: Check by calling your provider for go ahead, but it should be okay for reducing those complaints. Note: it will not cure any left over infection. For that — return to the provider. Okay? Take care! ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a cream to put up there. I'm also using vagisil to help with the itch. Vagisil is leaving like a burn??

Had a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a cream to put up there. I'm also using vagisil to help with the itch. Vagisil is leaving like a burn??

It does burn: Vagisil can burn. You might consider the suppository form. There is a single suppository that you use just once. It does not burn. It is available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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How do I know my yeast infection is clearing? I was given fluconazole by my doctor and told me to put vagisil I see mucus now but it still itches

Yeast infections: Usually clear within 1 day with fluconazole. It may need to be repeated. I do not recommend Vagisil as this can also change your vaginal PH and facilitate continued growth of the yeast (white Cottage cheese discharge) a clear discharge can mean a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I've had vaginial irritation going on 4 weeks now and have been using Vagisil cream on and off and have also been prescribed medication twice. I started to the onset of a yeast infection around the 2nd of August and my doctor prescribed me a FLuconszole o

May not be yeast: If you are not responding to yeast medication then this is a sign it may not be a yeast infection. Your doctor can do a yeast culture to see if you have a type of yeast that is resistant to typical medications. They should evaluate for STDs, contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other vulvar disorders. ...Read more

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I've had a severe itching, almost burning sensation, around my vulva. At first, I thought it was a yeast infection because it felt similar to one I'd gotten a few years ago. But even after using Vagisil and Monostat, it hasn't gotten better in fact it seem

See a doctor: Yeast infection remains possible; about 10-15% are resistant to the usual treatments. Or perhaps something else, including a possibility of an STD like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc (if you are at risk). Failure to respond to self-treatment for yeast always should be followed right away by professional evaluation. See a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more