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Sarah asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

Do Monistat 3 or other OTC remedies for yeast infections actually work?

I have a yeast infection and I am miserable. I don't have health insurance and can't afford to see a doctor. Will those OTC remedies for yeast infections actually work? I heard that they can cause more burning and itching before actually helping? What has worked for you in your experience?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I prefer Monistat 1-day treatment (it means you only have to use it once rather than 3 or 7 days). There is a potential that it will irritate you more for a day or two, but that's because it's working, and the skin of your vagina and vulva are REALLY irritated, so it makes things more uncomfortable for a day or so.

    If you don't have insurance, you CAN still go to a public clinic or Planned Parenthood and get medical assistance there. Just an FYI.

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): My Yeast Infection Cured :
  • 1 decade ago

    Monistat and other OTC products are quite effective. You want to start treatment as soon as possible; the earlier you begin treatment, the easier it is to get a handle on it.

    Here is a website all about Monistat that will answer all of your questions. There's even a coupon!! Good luck!

    Source(s): I'm a health educator
  • 5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Monistate is pretty effective - read below

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