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Monistat Frequesntly Asked Questions

Monistat is by far the most popular treatment for yeast infections that women use. This can either be with a doctor’s prescription, or some women will make the decision to use this anti fungal cream without the help of their doctor.

Monistat is an anti fungal medicine, that if used incorrectly can make your infection worse. Below are the two most common questions asked about this yeast anti fungal infection treatment.

How long does monistat burn for?

If you’re using Monistat, and it is burning you then you need to stop using it, and then see your doctor as soon as possible. The burning is an allergic reaction to the active ingredient ( miconazole nitrate ). This yeast infection treatment should not be burning you, and anyone that continues to use it while suffering from burning could make their infection worse.

Can I use Monistat as a yeast infection test

Many women now use Monistat to test if they have a yeast infection. They believe if the Monistat stops the itching in their vagina then they have a yeast infection. This is a very dangerous thing to do, and can in the end cause permanent damage to your reproductive organs.

This anti fungal treatment will eliminate the symptoms of more serious vaginal infections, but it will not cure them. This means that although the itching will stop the bacterial infection that you could be suffering from will continue to get worse, and in some cases will spread to the ovaries.

Using an anti fungal medicine when you don’t have a yeast infection can also cause a yeast infection because you will be upsetting the natural bacterial balance in your vagina, and cause an environment that the Candida yeast will thrive in. You can also create a fungus in your vagina that becomes resistant to the Monistat because it isn’t being used properly or under supervision.

Always see your doctor first

If you’re suffering from any discomfort in your vaginal area you need to see your doctor for a correct diagnosis before you attempt any treatment. Your doctor will test the bacteria in your vagina so they know exactly what you’re infected with, and then you can correctly treat it yourself.

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