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For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.

Use antibacterial: Two causes of itching is monilial infection which is helped by monista cream
other common cause is bacterial infection
take metronidazole cream for 5 days to get rid of it ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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?

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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There is tingling around my vagina and my butthole. My buttcrack itches as well. Not sure if it is a yeast infection? Using monistat hasn't helped.

Resistant yeast?: As you suspect, your symptoms are typical for a yeast infection. Some yeasts are resistant to the "azole" drugs like monistat; or maybe it's something else. You'll need to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and perhaps get a prescription for an alterntative treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My vagina and anus itches, and it's irritated I been taking antibiotics for UTI. 12 weeks pregnant. Can it be a yeast infection? Can I use monistat?

My vagina and anus itches, and it's irritated I been taking antibiotics for UTI. 12 weeks pregnant. Can it be a yeast infection? Can I use monistat?

Maybe: It can be yeast. Topical creams are better in pregnancy than oral medication. Medications generally considered safe are butoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole. These medicines should be used for 7 days. Monistat is miconazole ...Read more

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Can the itching be worse on day two of using Monistat 3?

Can the itching be worse on day two of using Monistat 3?

It might: If no improvement after a few days you might consider a different treatment or the need for an evaluation by a gyn ...Read more

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Used Monistat 7 for 4 days. The itching and burning have subsided, but my labia has a mild itch still. AnThe cream makes me itch worse. Should I stop?

Used Monistat 7 for 4 days. The itching and burning have subsided, but my labia has a mild itch still. AnThe cream makes me itch worse. Should I stop?

Stop: You may benefit from stopping the cream and apply olive oil around the affected area. Also use cheer free detergents, mild soaps, and non scented pads or tampons. You can apply ice pack over your underwear to decrease discomfort. ...Read more

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I just used monistat 7 for the first time and it is itching terribliy is it normal?

I just used monistat 7 for the first time and it is itching terribliy is it normal?

Normal?: You used treatment for yeast. You did not provide any clues to the diagnosis. If the cause of your distress is something other than yeast, identify and treat that. Your best bet is to see a Dr. ...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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Severe itching in my vaginal area. Use internal or external monistat?

Severe itching in my vaginal area. Use internal or external monistat?

Internal: The majority of vaginal yeast unfections will also cause some itching and irritation to the external labia. The majority of labial yeast infections are caused by yeast from inside the vagina. Treat the vaginal yeast problem and it should all go away. Treat only the outside and it will persist much longer. ...Read more

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I just finished using Monistat 3 last night, but itching/burning still persists. Does it take time for the medicine to work? Is another cycle needed?

Could be either: In my experience, it takes longer to clear and more medication than you might expect. Often I treat with an oral anti-yeast/anti-fungal pill for at least a week. ...Read more

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Is normal to have burning and itching following Monistat insertion? Should I continue to use? It's the next day and I feel better. Will it occur again?

Is normal to have burning and itching following Monistat insertion? Should I continue to use? It's the next day and I feel better. Will it occur again?

Yes: If you have a yeast infection, putting anything on it like monostat can cause some irritation initially. It is usually temporary as the infection clears. ...Read more

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Why am I still itching a week later after using Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

Why am I still itching a week later after using Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

Something else: You may be sensitive to Monistat or it may not be a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning and itching as a side effect from Monistat 7?

Is it normal to have burning and itching as a side effect from Monistat 7?

No: If your'e having such a reaction it could be that it's not the appropriate medication or the sin is very irritated. I would suggest you see the doctor. ...Read more

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What to do when you have horrible itching after using Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

What to do when you have horrible itching after using Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

Call your doctor.: This is either a sign that the Monistat did not work, or that you are allergic to the active ingredient another component of the cream. Either way, call your doctor. He or she will decide whether to treat the itching or prescribe another anti-yeast cream, or both. ...Read more

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I used Monistat 1 (tioconazole) complete and the second day I felt better but the 3rd day I have intense internal itching. Should I retreat? If so with what?

I used Monistat 1 (tioconazole) complete and the second day I felt better but the 3rd day I have intense internal itching. Should I retreat? If so with what?

Time to be checked: If your symptoms have worsened, you need to be checked out by a doctor/clinic. You might have had a different infection from yeast or might be having a reaction to the monistat. Also some yeast are resistant to monistat. ...Read more

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When should burning and itching go away while using Monistat 7 day treatment? How do I know it's working? I'll be doing dose 3 tonight. No difference

May need eval: If you have NO relief of symptoms, you should see your doc for evaluation. You may not have a yeast infection, but another type of infection that is not being properly treated. It is also possible, but unlikely, that you have infection with a type of yeast that is not treated with monistat. ...Read more

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I used Monistat 3 and still itching and burning... Had been on two antibiotics and just finished those could that be complicating things., what to do?

I used Monistat 3 and still itching and burning... Had been on two antibiotics and just finished those could that be complicating things., what to do?

Possibly: Antibiotics can alter the bacteria that normally exist in that particular area. Another possibility may be that you are being reinfected by your sexual partner. Often they do not exhibit any infection problems. Speak to your physician about these possibilities.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Had protected sex, after had intense itching on clitoris for 3 weeks & little white flakes. Just used Monistat 1 (tioconazole). Still wondering what it could be?

Had protected sex, after had intense itching on clitoris for 3 weeks & little white flakes. Just used Monistat 1 (tioconazole). Still wondering what it could be?

Dermatitis: Your are not allergic to latex?
It sounds like something irritated your skin. That could have been the latex in the condom, a lubricant used, or anything else that touched that area. ...Read more

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I used monistat 1 (tioconazole) and it hasn't flushed out yet. I still have minor itching. I've used it before and usually have discharge but nothing came out this?

I used monistat 1 (tioconazole) and it hasn't flushed out yet. I still have minor itching. I've used it before and usually have discharge but nothing came out this?

Absorbed: The monistat is typically absorbed. It is ok if you do not see it come out. If your vaginal itching continues then the problem may not have been yeast and an obgyn evaluation is warranted. ...Read more