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Gyne Lotrimin Vs Monistat
Equivalent: The Otc formulations are equivalent. Anecdotally, I have good luck with both. Buy generic and whatever is least expensive! ...Read more
Is Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) better then Monistat and is 7 days more effective then 3 days to treat yeast infections?
Both: Are equally effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?
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
I been using monistat 7 I am on my 3rd day but when I insert it, it's itching badly I am 3 months pregnant. Can I switch to clotrimazole 1% instead?
You can: Keep in touch with your OB.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
If antipsychotics directly or indirectly is causing all my hair out, can it be a fungal infection on my head? Willing to use lotrimen, micronazole lpx
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
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
Buy a fresh tube: Harmless but potency might be affected...buy a fresh tube and even if symptoms better treat again.. ...Read more
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
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
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