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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I'd recommend both

It wouldn't hurt to use both, although the internal could probably be used inside and outside.

In brief: I'd recommend both

It wouldn't hurt to use both, although the internal could probably be used inside and outside.
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