(Closed) Can I use Monistat if I don't have a yeast infection?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Does the company have a number you can call to ask them or can you talk to your pharmacist?  Have you ever had a yeast infection?  If so, are your symptoms the same as before??  I wouldn’t think it would hurt anything to use it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Using it shouldn’t cause any adverse affects.  You might be developing an infection and you just aren’t to the point of having all of the symptoms.  A precautionary monistat might help keep it from getting worse.  If the symptoms don’t clear up within 7 days you need to see a doctor though.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsCreeToBe:  Technically, if you have never had a yeast infection before you are supposed to go to the doctor to get it diagnosed.  A bacterial infection can also be the culprit and using Monistat won’t cure that.  It might be an STI and not getting proper treatment is a bad idea.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  dont do it. The reason they tell you to be sure if its a yeast before using monistat is to prevent from growing medicine resistant yeast in your vagina. Are you open to holistic remedies like garlic, probiotics, apple coder vinegar? 

Could be bacterial vaginosis, which likes to mimic YI but can’t be cured by yeast treatments.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is there a walk-in clinic near you? Those are generally decently affordable and always have slots open!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I urge you to see a doctor. Don’t use the products. They can make it worse. I had the same symptoms as you at first, so I started using the cream, and it seemed to get better and then a week later it got really bad to where I had no choice but to go to the doctor. Worst month of my life. I had a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and group b step all at the same time.

I’m not saying that will happen to you, and it may not get that severe but lesson learned about letting lady things go on too long.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would go to a doctor.  Once you have a yeast infection, the signs are easy to recognize and you can take Monsitat without a doctor- but only when you know the signs.

Also, it wasn’t clear from your post but don’t have sex with your boyfriend until its cleared up.  Yeast infections can be passed to men.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@MrsCreeToBe:  Eat lots of yogurt! The cultures in it should help to balance your bacteria/yeast levels.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Go to the walk in clinic. trust me, they see this kind of thing all the time!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsCreeToBe:  Most walk in clinics should be able to deal with a potential yeast infection.  It’s prety basic medicine, and there’ll be doctors there.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsCreeToBe:  I had a similar problem a couple of months ago. Slight redness, tons of itching and buring and mostly no change in discharge. I went to my gyno, and she gave me a perscription for some kind of cream which helped for a while, but then it came back. Eventually I developed some yeasty discharge and decided that I had a yest infection.

My husband was not on board with me taking medicine when i wasn’t sure I had one (and the box said you should either have been diagmosed or have had one before. I did some research and found that taking medicine for a yeast infection when you don’t have one might through off your healthy bacteria. The consensus also seemed to be that the main risk was not treating whatever you actually had sooner. But, my OB hadn’t been able to diagnose anything (even under a microscope) and I was sure I didn’t have an sti, so I decided to risk it. I didn’t want to take a couple of ours and a co-pay to either have the OB tell me she didn’t know what was wrong again, or to find out I had a yeast infeciton that I was pretty sure I did.

the generic monistat plunger type thing fixed my problem so I’m pretty sure what I had was a yeast infection, but I’m not sure what would have happened if it had been something else. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I used Monistat once when I incorrectly assumed I had a yeast infection and OMG I wanted to claw my vagina out. It made it so much worse. I would not recommend self-diagnosing and medicating with OTC products. Try to see someone who can culture it and prescribe something.

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