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Doctor insights on: Monistat Yeast Infection Test Kit

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28 weeks pregnant took Monistat yeast infection test stick didn't change color uncomfortable itching no odor is Monistat 7 safe to use?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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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?

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

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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! ! ! !?

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

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Yeast infection and I'm taking Monistat 3. What else can I do?

Yeast infection and I'm taking Monistat 3. What else can I do?

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

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Can I take acidophilus while using monistat for yeast infection?

Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a yeast infection at home without medications or Monistat meds.?

Preventing yeast: First, have a doctor confirm the diagnosis; other things can cause similar symptoms. Second, if there is an underlying condition causing yeast infections, take care of that (e.g. good control of diabetes, stop antibiotics). Otherwise, you'll need medication. There are several options other than miconazole (Monistat). Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to know is this, is Monistat a safe treatment for a yeast infection?

Yes: Monistat is a safe and often effective first-line anti-fungal treatment. It will help to relieve the symptoms of most "run-of-the-mill" vulvovaginal yeast infections. You may find generic versions of Monistat (miconizole) in various pharmacies, which might be more cost effective for you. There are 1, 3 and 7 day treatment options.
It can be used in pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can be treated: While on antibiotics; however, I do not suggest using Monistat unless you have an active infection with symptoms. ...Read more

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Which out of these should I take for reocurring yeast infection: fluconazole, monistat, femmesil, difulcan?

See the doctor: The first question is why you are getting recurrent yeast infections. Diabetes, antibiotics and birth control pills may increase your risk of recurrences. Also be certain the diagnosis is correct. There are different causes of vaginal discharge and discomfort. A wet prep can help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have a horrible yeast infection, I took Monistat about 3-4 hours ago & it is leaking out. Is that Normal?

I have a horrible yeast infection, I took Monistat about 3-4 hours ago & it is leaking out. Is that Normal?

Vaginal: Suppositories (Monistat-3) should work; however, you may want to ask you physician for a 1 time dose of Diflucan (fluconazole) to knock the infection out asap. If you are seeing profuse watery discharge, you may benefit from a pill. ...Read more

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What can I use for a yeast infection at home monistat don't help my dr prescribed fluconazole bu it didn't help much?

Resistant strain?: Some yeasts are resistant to the "azole" group of drugs, which includes fluconazole and miconazole (Monistat). Since your yeast didn't clear with either of these, probably you need a different treatment by prescription (e.g. nystatin). Or maybe you have something other than yeast. Either way, you'll need to be in touch with your doctor for a prescription and maybe an exam. ...Read more

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How to cure a yeast infection ASAP? I'm a virgin so I'm not very all about using Monistat so I wanna try a home remedy

Can try pills for ye: The anti fungal creams can work on the outside of the vaginal lips without breeding to insert into the vagina. Also your provider can prescribe the oral anti fungal tablet fluconazole (Diflucan) ...Read more

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I have a white milky discharge but I have taken Monistat for 7 days....so im ruling out a yeast infection. But what could it be?

Vaginal d/c: Tough to say without an exam and testing. Some yeast infections are resistant to monisat and may need stronger Rx meds. ...Read more

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My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?

My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast: Vaginal yeasts are rarely acquired from other persons. Yeasts are normal in our intestines and often in the vagina. New yeast symptoms are not from a new infection, but because your own natural yeast has grown to increased numbers and/or the body is having an allergy-like reaction to it. If symptoms recur frequently, talk with your doc about preventing them with a diflucan (fluconazole) dose once a week. ...Read more

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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

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Had my first yeast infection 2 weeks ago and cleared it up with Monistat. Since then I have vinegar smelling discharge which I never have. Normal?

Had my first yeast infection 2 weeks ago and cleared it up with Monistat. Since then I have vinegar smelling discharge which I never have. Normal?

BV: Most likely you have an abnormal growth of vaginal bacteria (bacterial vaginosis or BV). This can lead to the odor, itching, and discomfort. You were correct to try an anti-fungal cream but since you have persistent symptoms or possibly a different (or additional) diagnosis, now is a good time to schedule a visit with your Doc. A quick exam, a look under the microscope, easy treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection about 5 days ago and I took Monistat 3 and the symptoms went away but now I have a clear, white discharge. Is this normal?

Incompletely treated: In all likelihood, the yeast infection is not entirely cleared. Assuming that the whitish discharge is not the Monistat itself, I would have you consider treating another 3 days. If the discharge is still present, then go in to your doctor for a culture to confirm that something else is not going on! ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I am on day 4 of using monistat 7. Is it safe to engage in protected and oral sex if I wait to use monistat until after?

I have a yeast infection and I am on day 4 of using monistat 7. Is it safe to engage in protected and oral sex if I wait to use monistat until after?

Probably safe but...: ...still best to continue to avoid vaginal sex until treatment is complete and symptoms are gone. Probably no harm with earlier sex, but physical stimulation might make symptoms worse and make it difficult to know for sure whether the treatment is working. Performing oral sex on your partner is no problem at all, but probably best that you avoid receiving oral as well as vaginal. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms are milder. Not so much swelling, discharge, or itch. I haven't used anything for it. Should I still use monistat or another?

Yeast infection symptoms are milder. Not so much swelling, discharge, or itch. I haven't used anything for it. Should I still use monistat or another?

If you have symptoms: If you have any symptoms even mild like discharge, itching with or without swelling you may use monistst course
But if you have no symptoms like discharge or itching than do not use monistat ...Read more

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I have had a reoccurring yeast infection for a few months now. Diflucan and Monistat didn't work. I am also diabetic. Why has nothing workedthistime?

It is treatable.: I assume you have vaginal infection.
Good diabetic control is essential to beat this.
Dryness of the area is an advantage. So after showering make sure as much is dry as can be.
Are you taking other medicines such as antibiotics or steroids?
Are you sure it's Candida? I think an evaluation by a specialist Gynecologist should be done to exclude other possible causes. ...Read more

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Just last week I used Monistat 3 to cure my yeast infection and it started to feel better really fast but came right back will fluconazole 100mg work?

Maybe: The fact Monistat helped leads to thinking this is a yeast infection. Many yeast infections are resistant to Monistat and may respond better to fluconazole. However, bacterial vaginosis is more common and will not respond to yeast medications in the long run. If recurrent, have your vaginal pH tested and possibly get cultured. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection and herpes mistaken even after getting tested. I have no symptoms of herpes. After using Monistat I feel fine?

Please Clarify: 90% of those with herpes have no physical signs or symptoms. Yeast and herpes are in no way similar on physical examination.

You very easily could be herpes positive but your only physical symptom is the yeast infection and thus that is why Monistat is working well. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more