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Which is better for anal yeast. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat?

Which is better for anal yeast. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat?

Equivalent: The Otc formulations are equivalent. Anecdotally, I have good luck with both. Buy generic and whatever is least expensive! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it.?

I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it.?

Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...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)?

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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Experienced discharge and itching/burning. Completed Monistat 3 (miconazole) ovules, but not all topical cream. Discharge now gone, but mild burning of labia/vulva area remains. Safe to use another OTC? Switch to tiaconazole or clotrimazole? Or wait?

Experienced discharge and itching/burning. Completed Monistat 3 (miconazole) ovules, but not all topical cream. Discharge now gone, but mild burning of labia/vulva area remains. Safe to use another OTC? Switch to tiaconazole or clotrimazole? Or wait?

Topical Cream: Use more topical cream. You did not complete the entire course of treatment so still having some symptoms. Can repeat or use another topical antifungal. If not better need cultures/exam done through a pelvic exam/physical at a doctors office. ...Read more

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19 mo old w/ yeast infection for 2 wks. Tried nystatin, monistat, clotrimazole, zinc oxide, triple paste, maloxx, & no diaper. Not working, its worse.

19 mo old w/ yeast infection for 2 wks. Tried nystatin, monistat, clotrimazole, zinc oxide, triple paste, maloxx, & no diaper. Not working, its worse.

"diaper rash": A number of conditions cause so called "diaper rash." I wonder about the duration of treatment rendered since 6 different creams, independently or in combination, have been used in 2 weeks period. If no response to Nystatin was observed in a week, the child is unlikely to have yeast infection unless immunocompromised. Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and zinc deficiency are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Yes and no: To resolve a athlete's foot infection an anti-fungal cream should be use for a full month. Some patients are prone to reinfections and may use these products once a week preventatively. Doctors that use lasers to treat fungus of the nails often will suggest also using a topical product but I have not seen literature to prove that a combination improves the outcome. ...Read more

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How does Monistat work?

Monistat: Monistat is an azole antifungal that prevents the growth of yeast /fungus. ...Read more

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Will expired Monistat work?

Most likely: If the package is not disturbed and was not used before, then the potency will probably be good enough to be successfuly at treating the candida that it was designed for. Try it and if you get better, great! , but if it does not work well then see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can I take diflycan and monistat?

Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) and Monistat can be used together if this was what was ordered by your physician. ...Read more

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How to know if I need monistat-7?

How to know if I need monistat-7?

Do you have a yeast: Infection? Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.
Your doctor can diagnose accurately. ...Read more

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Accidentally used expired Monistat cream. What could happen?

Buy a fresh tube: Harmless but potency might be affected...buy a fresh tube and even if symptoms better treat again.. ...Read more

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Monistat or mycostatin; are they similer?

They're similar: Monistat is a brand of miconazole. Mycostatin is a brand of nystatin. They're both used to treat topical fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and vaginal candidiasis. Nystatin is also used to treat oral candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Vaginal yeast infestions are common, and are even more common in pregnancy. Monistat is one of the over-the-counter anitfungals currently available and yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. Gyne-lotrimin and vagistat (tioconazole) are also available and are safe as well. If these don't work (you may not have yeast), or if the infection returns soon after treatment see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is Monistat for ringworm?

How effective is Monistat for ringworm?

Sometimes works: Monistat can be used to treat ringworm. Sometimes it works and its very easy to get and apply. If antifungal creams don't work, you may need to see your doc and get an oral medication for this fungus. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I use monistat 7 on a vaginal boil?

Can I use monistat 7 on a vaginal boil?

Won't help: Most skin abscesses (boils) are not caused by yeast, the only thing treated by Monistat. No antibiotic cream will help. Depending on exact location (e.g. if this is a Barthoin cyst) it could be an STD like gonorrhea. Whatever the cause, it may require lancing and/or an oral antibotic, especially if large, especially tender, etc. Best to see a doctor for professional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is 3 day Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Is 3 day Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Monistat: During pregnancy it should only be used under the direction of s physician and only if needed and the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What happens if you have sex on monistat?

What happens if you have sex on monistat?

Some of the: Monistat will end up leaving your vagina. It may be painful to have sex with a red, raw genital area. ...Read more

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How does your vagina looks after monistat?

How does your vagina looks after monistat?

After treatment.....: The discharge is not apparent ; vulvar redness, itching ; burning are resolving. Hopefully there is no longer pain with urination. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching not relieved with monistat?

Vaginal itching not relieved with monistat?

Other infection: Monostat treats yeast, and so it's not likely a yeast infection. Could be bacterial vaginosis, or even std. Your dr can make a DX in the office and test for stds. Could also be a skin infection. An exam is needed. ...Read more

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Does Monistat 3 still work after urination?

Does Monistat 3 still work after urination?

Yes: Monistat 3 – insert a suppository in vagina 3 nights in a row. Apply cream to irritated tissues outside the vagina twice a day for 7 days. ...Read more

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Having pink discharge with taking Monistat 3?

Having pink discharge with taking Monistat 3?

See a GYN MD: This may or may not be an exclusive yeast infection and may be complicated by other factors. See a GYN MD and get this sorted out correctly by examination and testing. P.S. Over the counter Monistat is attenuated (weakened) and does not work as well for severe yeast infections as a prescription agent. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lotrimin (Definition)

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