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Using Monistat If You Don T Have A Yeast Infection
WHY???: No "harm" but WHY WOULD YOU? Clarify your question. Dr Z ...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
Is it safe to use Monistat if I don't have a yeast infection? (im not sure if I have an infection)
Been having vaginal itching for 3 weeks already. I went to the doctors & don't have a yeast infection or std's. Been using Monistat and took diflucon.
Very unlikely: It is unlikely that the monistat usage would cause harm. ...Read more
A few ideas: Sometimes a 3 day course isn't sufficient. I typically always recommend a 5 or 7 day course to my patients... Only because of just this circumstance, the 3 day doesn't work. It's also possible you don't have yeast infection. You can either see doctor for re-evaluation, or try an additional course and see if that relieves your symptoms. Best of luck, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you started taking Monistat but then find out you don't actually have a yeast infection?
I had yeast infection which I treated with Monistat 7. Am 90% better but still some symptoms. Can I treat it again? I don't want to take oral pill
OK to re-treat: You might just wait a couple of weeks. If "90% better", it is likely your symptoms will clear entirely. If not, you can treat again. If still doesn't clear entirely, you'll need to get professional care. But why so concerned about oral treatment (e.g. Diflucan)? Do you think that somehow a medication is different or less risky when put in your vagina versus swallowing? Nonsense. ...Read more
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
Not recommended: Monistat is a little too strong for a newborn. ...Read more
They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more
Less than a week: You should see improvement within 2-3 days. Complete cure can take a week. ...Read more
Yes: As long as it adequately treats the condition, it is appropriate. The bigger question however, is what is causing the recurring infections? A consultation with your physician would be in order............ ...Read more
Possibly: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more
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