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If Monistat doesn't work what does that mean?

If Monistat doesn't work what does that mean?

Yeast infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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How does Monistat work?

Monistat: Monistat is an azole antifungal that prevents the growth of yeast /fungus. ...Read more

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Will expired Monistat work?

Most likely: If the package is not disturbed and was not used before, then the potency will probably be good enough to be successfuly at treating the candida that it was designed for. Try it and if you get better, great! , but if it does not work well then see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I wiped out my Monistat 1after day2 will it still work?

I wiped out my Monistat 1after day2 will it still work?

Removing: Monistat from your vagina will decrease effectiveness. The medication needs to be present to work. ...Read more

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How long does Monistat 3 take to work?

Monistat 3: Monistat 3 – notify your doctor if symptoms have not improved within 3 days or have not resolved within seven days. ...Read more

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How long does it take Monistat 7 to work?

Yeast Infection: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If you're told to get Monistat- is it the cream or the applicators? And if applicators then 1 or 3 or 7? Will 1 being stronger work faster?

If you're told to get Monistat- is it the cream or the applicators? And if applicators then 1 or 3 or 7? Will 1 being stronger work faster?

Depends: The applicator is for vaginal insert, so get it if you have vaginal itch or discharge. If the infection is only on the outside, then the cream will be sufficient. I personally get the 7 days, even though you may only need one dose. You will have left over for the next time. ...Read more

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Does monistat work the same as diflucan (fluconazole)?

Does monistat work the same as diflucan (fluconazole)?

Not exactly: While they are both antifungals, they inhibit different enzymes so have different mechanisms of action. They both usually work very well, though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Monistat 3 still work after urination?

Does Monistat 3 still work after urination?

Yes: Monistat 3 – insert a suppository in vagina 3 nights in a row. Apply cream to irritated tissues outside the vagina twice a day for 7 days. ...Read more

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How long does Monistat 1 (tioconazole) take to work?

How long does Monistat 1 (tioconazole) take to work?

Monistat 1 (tioconazole): You may have some improvement on symptoms on day 1 of Monistat 1– if none by day 3 tell your physician (in case you have a different type of infection). Usually have robust relief w/in 7 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Monistat 1 (tioconazole) to work?

Monistat 1 (tioconazole): You may have some improvement on symptoms on day 1 of Monistat 1– if none by day 3 tell your physician (in case you have a different type of infection). Usually have robust relief w/in 7 days. ...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?

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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If I took Monistat 3 and I put it up there and couple mins later I had to pee. Woud It still be effective or it doesn't work.

If I took Monistat 3 and I put it up there and couple mins later I had to pee. Woud It still be effective or it doesn't work.

No problem: It will still work fine. You put the monistat in your vagina, presumably. You can't wash out the vagina by urinating. I assume you know that urine doesn't come out the vagina, but has an entirely different opening. ...Read more

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Does Monistat 1 (tioconazole) day work for yeast infections and if I use it and it doesn't work can i immediately start using monistat 3day?

Yes: It won't hurt you to use one after the other. If you don't feel better, you may need an exam to make sure this is really a yeast infection. Also, some types of yeast are resistant to standard treatment and require a different medication. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have insane burning from Monistat 1, (tioconazole) what do I do? I tried showering to get it out but it didn't work.

Burning with Monista: Showering will not get rid of the vaginal cream. I suggest douching with baking soda in water to remove it. See you gyn to be sure that you have a yeast infection and not bv. ...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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I hadc thick white discharge, I used diflucan (fluconazole) abnd that didn't work. I used a three-day prescription a fail. I'm usein Monistat it burns. What's wrong?

I hadc thick white discharge, I used diflucan (fluconazole) abnd that didn't work. I used a three-day prescription a fail. I'm usein Monistat it burns. What's wrong?

Maybe infection: Generally, thick, white, clumpy discharge is consistet with yeast and should respond to over-the-counter antifungal meds. Since this has not worked, I would recommend a trip to your physician's office. Occassionally, other infections can be present. Your doctor will make the diagnoses and treat you. ...Read more

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Is there a specific antifungal for under breast rash. Monistat didn't work.?

Is there a specific antifungal for under breast rash. Monistat didn't work.?

Topical or oral: You gp, or a derm should be able to provide you with options regarding topical verses oral precription antifungals, which are stronger, and work better than otc preparations. Remember to always dry the area well after bath or shower, and application of an antifungal powder to promote persistent dryness through the day may be helpful. Fungi like dark, damp, warm places. ...Read more