Top
20
Doctor insights on: Monistat Cream For Yeast Infection

Share
Dr. Mark Ingerman
9 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Does Monistat cream get rid of yeast infections?

Does Monistat cream get rid of yeast infections?

Yes: Yeast is a fungal nfection caused by candida species. Sometimes develop in relationship to oral contraceptive or antibiotic use . Use antifungal cream or suppository or Fluconazole is the treatment . May use Fluconazole for longer than usual 3 days for recurrent infections. ...Read more

3

3
I have a yeast infection and treating it with Monistat 3. Now my boyfriend is having symptoms. What cream can he use and for how long?

I have a yeast infection and treating it with Monistat 3. Now my boyfriend is having symptoms. What cream can he use and for how long?

Prob not yeast : Yeast is not sexually transmitted and other than jock itch men don't get yeast infections of the penis. It sounds to me like there may be something else going on. The best thing to do is for both of you to schedule a visit for testing. Stds must be excluded. ...Read more

4

4
I still have vaginal swelling after applying Monistat yeast infection cream. What to do?

See your gyn: Or an urgent visit center since your gyn will prob not be in until tues or call your gyn as your gyn or someone else is on call this weekend, could be due to resistant yeast or other type of infection like bacteria or sometimes herpes or dermatitis or allergic reaction to something. ...Read more

5

5
Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?

Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?

U reeally need to se: See a gyn or your gyn for an exam and culture as u could have a yeast and bacteria infection at the same time or a a yeast infection with one of the less common strains that may need specific yeast med. ...Read more

7

7
I have a yeast infection for the very frist time and I was wondering which would be better for treatment the monistat ovule or the cream?

See doctor: You may use any of the over the counter medications. However, developing yeast infection at your age, even if you are sexually active, warrants being checked for other health issues, especially diabetes. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are sexually active use contraceptive all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

10

10
I have been taking fluconazole for 3 days for a yeast infection and I still have itching do I need to refill my script again and buy some Monistat cream?

I have been taking fluconazole for 3 days for a yeast infection and I still have itching do I need to refill my script again and buy some Monistat cream?

No: You should visit your doctor and look for other causes of infection. Generally a single dose of this drug will treat yeast. Only those with recurrent infections or immunologically compromised would need more treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What to do if i might have a yeast infection but i'm also on the pill, is it okay for me to use Monistat 7 day cream?

Yes: Monistat 7 is a good treatment for yeast only a small amount is absorbed. It isn't known to keep birth control pills from working; However, this product may weaken latex condoms and diaphragms ...Read more

14

14
Is it safe for men to use Monistat cream on penis and under foreskin for yeast infection?

Antifungal: Monistat is an antifungal cream used for treating yeast infections as long as the infection is properly diagnosed by your doctor. So yes it is safe on penis but as noted earlier see your doctor for proper diagnosis and selection of therapy appropriate for your case. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

15

15
Took Monistat 7 - have heavy bleeding after one dose - I have had a yeast infection for awhile I believe. When the cream came out - so did blood.

Took Monistat 7 - have heavy bleeding after one dose - I have had a yeast infection for awhile I believe. When the cream came out - so did blood.

Something else: Heavy bleeding is not usually associated with a yeast infection or monistat. It is possible you tore your vagina with the applicator. That would have caused pain in addition to bleeding. Since this is not a typical yeast infection, you should not try treating it yourself any more. See your doctor or an urgent care clinic today. ...Read more

16

16
I'm 5 months pregnant and have a yeast infection. Something in Monistat makes me break out and burn and itch bad. Is terconazole 0.4% cream ok to use?

Yes definitely: These are very similar medications that are both used to treat yeast or fungal infections. They are equally as efficacious at doing so. No worries at all. Good luck! ...Read more

18

18
My 5 yr old granddaughter has symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Can we use Monistat cream on her?

Take to pediatrician: Definitely do not assume the diagnosis or attempt to treat it on your own. This child needs to see her pediatrician immediately. Do not treat her first. There are infections other than yeast that could cause this, and some are dangerous. Do not delay! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
I am currently taking metronidazole and got a yeast infection i was told to take Monistat cream but i got an ovule instead is that okay ?

Monistat ovule: Should work equally as well as cream; just follow directions for use carefully. Try eating yogurt with active cultures to help restore lactobacilli in vagina (which help keep yeast under control). If topical antifungal doesn't work, ask pcp for oral antifungal like diflucan (fluconazole). ...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


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