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How long does it take to cure a yeast infection using Monistat 7?

How long does it take to cure a yeast infection using Monistat 7?

Less than a week: You should see improvement within 2-3 days. Complete cure can take a week. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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Could monistats cure a very sever yeast infection?

Could monistats cure a very sever yeast infection?

Often - yes.: If not responding to an otc cream- a physician may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

They all do: Check out http://www. Monistat. Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more

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Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can be treated: While on antibiotics; however, I do not suggest using Monistat unless you have an active infection with symptoms. ...Read more

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How to cure a yeast infection ASAP? I'm a virgin so I'm not very all about using Monistat so I wanna try a home remedy

Can try pills for ye: The anti fungal creams can work on the outside of the vaginal lips without breeding to insert into the vagina. Also your provider can prescribe the oral anti fungal tablet fluconazole (Diflucan) ...Read more

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Just last week I used Monistat 3 to cure my yeast infection and it started to feel better really fast but came right back will fluconazole 100mg work?

Maybe: The fact Monistat helped leads to thinking this is a yeast infection. Many yeast infections are resistant to Monistat and may respond better to fluconazole. However, bacterial vaginosis is more common and will not respond to yeast medications in the long run. If recurrent, have your vaginal pH tested and possibly get cultured. ...Read more

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I took monistat 1 day to cure a yeast infection 4 days ago. I now have a really thick pearly white discharge. Is this just the medicine or still yeast?

Itching test?: If you are still itching with the discharge, then the yeast infection is still present and needs further Rx. If not, it is the Monistat medication "leaking" out. ...Read more

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Will external monistat cure my vaginal yeast infection or do I have to pair this with other treatments?

Can work.: Use the vaginal form of Monistat. It can be very effective. If you choose the short course of treatment, it may not be enough and you might need the 7 day course. There is little to no systemic absorption with intravaginal antifungal meds. Sometimes Monistat does not work, then you can get a Rx for Terazole, also vaginal. If no help, Can take a prescription pill. ...Read more

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Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Time: Please give yourself a chance to heal before having sex. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Other medications!: Good morning, there are other medications such as Diflucan (fluconazole) that are prescribed by physicians if there is evidence of infection by yeast. Allergy to Monistat is very rare, but possible. Please visit your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and seek treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Hi I have a serious yeast infection and I used monistAt 1 (tioconazole) day cure and itch lastnight but it still burns and itches really bad what should I do?

It takes a few days: Monistat usually is effective against vaginal yeast infection, but it takes a few days. Are you certain of the diagnosis? For such serious symptoms, you should not be treating yourself without professional advice. Additional treatment may be helpful (e.g. steroid cream); and also to make sure it's not something else. For example, initial genital herpes can mimic severe yeast symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Monistat for a reoccuring yeast infection?

Is it ok to use Monistat for a reoccuring yeast infection?

Yes: As long as it adequately treats the condition, it is appropriate. The bigger question however, is what is causing the recurring infections? A consultation with your physician would be in order............ ...Read more

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Can man use Monistat 7 for yeast infection?

Can man use Monistat 7 for yeast infection?

Yes: The medicine which is the main ingredient in monistat is miconazole. It is a cream which can be applied to any affected area. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more