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Monistat Yeast Infection Test
28 weeks pregnant took Monistat yeast infection test stick didn't change color uncomfortable itching no odor is Monistat 7 safe to use?
Yes, it's safe.: The Monistat test kit measures vaginal acidity to screen for a bacterial vaginal infection. If the color DIDN'T change, then it's more likely that your symptoms are caused by a yeast infection. Re-read the instructions to confirm that. The test is accurate in measuring acidity but not particularly reliable in determining what's causing your symptoms. Still, Monistat 7 is safe @ 28 weeks. ...Read more
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
Hello, I thought I had a yeast infection and took monistat. I took the pH test this morning and it came up blue which supposedly indicates no yeast?
Fine. Then you are: cured,unless you're still having symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge normal but, when i wipe its white mucus. its not a yeast infection i took a monistat test strip. so i think its a uti?
Vaginal discharge: I'm not sure what you mean by "discharge normal" if the appearance of "white mucus" is not normal for you. UTIs do not cause vaginal discharge. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, from infections (e.g. STDs) to hormonal problems and more. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more
It burns when I pee, all STD test came back clean had a yeast infection but was told too use Monistat 7. Still have the burning pain ! ! ! !?
Many possibilities: If a yeast infection is causing the burning, monistat cures many but not all yeast infections, another med may be needed. Urine culture can identify bladder infection. Spasm of muscles in the pelvis especially the tiny muscles around the urethra can cause burning. Skin infection other than yeast, including herpes can have subtle signs but cause significant burning. ...Read more
WHY???: No "harm" but WHY WOULD YOU? Clarify your question. Dr Z ...Read more
Not recommended: Monistat is a little too strong for a newborn. ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection and just got curcumsized 10 days ago is it ok to put Monistat on or will it do something bad?
Yeast infection: It should be fine to use the monistat, but your doctor could prescribe a pill that might be more effective. I am wondering if you had the circumcision for a medical problem. Do you have diabetes? It's not common for men to get yeast infections unless they have diabetes. See your doctor. ...Read more
What you can do:: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties ; pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. 8. Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes. ...Read more