Vaginal Discharge and Yeast Infections

Your vaginal discharge can say a lot about what’s going on inside your body. In the case of a yeast infection, your discharge is speaking loud and clear! It’s often thick, white and clumpy like cottage cheese. It doesn’t seem normal, and it usually comes along with other yeast infection symptoms like itching, soreness, irritation and burning. Those symptoms, along with the tell-tale clumpy discharge, can indicate that you may have a vaginal yeast infection.

Helpful Tip: If you are experiencing symptoms of an infection, but think that it might not be a yeast infection, use the Vaginal Health Test from MONISTAT COMPLETE CARE® to help determine if you need to see a doctor.

What Causes Vaginal Yeast Infections

A vaginal yeast infection occurs when Candida, a fungus (yeast) normally found in areas like the mouth, digestive tract and vagina, begins to multiply and invade the vaginal tissue. Normally, Candida functions alongside other microorganisms in a delicate balance. When the balance is disrupted, an overgrowth of Candida can lead to a yeast infection.

Don’t Just Treat Symptoms, Cure the Infection

Once you know what it is, the next step is treating a yeast infection. After your doctor confirms that it's a yeast infection, you can take a deep breath and reach for MONISTAT®. MONISTAT® is the #1 brand recommended by doctors to cure a yeast infection among OTC (over-the-counter) treatments. It’s the prescription-strength cure available without a prescription. And it works right at the site of the infection so it relieves symptoms 4X faster than the leading prescription treatment. Only antifungals will cure a yeast infection, so be sure to check labels at the store!

When to See Your Healthcare Professional

As you pay attention to your vaginal discharge, you will learn to recognize what is normal for you, and what may be signaling a problem—especially if you experience other symptoms at the same time, like pain, itching and irritation. Only you know your body. If you have vaginal discharge that doesn’t seem normal for you (with or without other symptoms), talk to your healthcare professional.

Check Your Symptoms

See what your vaginal discharge and other symptoms may be telling you.

Which MONISTAT® Product is Right for You?

MONISTAT® 1

This selection of single-dose products (1200 mg of miconazole nitrate) may be the perfect solution for busy women with active lifestyles. Available in LESS MESS Ovule® form. Use as directed.  

MONISTAT® 3

MONISTAT® 3 is a great treatment option for women who want a less concentrated treatment (200 mg of miconazole nitrate per dose) that provides consistent treatment and relief at moderate dosage levels. Available in LESS MESS Ovule®, cream and suppository forms. Use as directed. 

MONISTAT® 7

The MONISTAT® 7 suite of products is the original prescription formula (100 mg of miconazole nitrate per dose), with smaller doses of the active ingredient evenly distributed throughout the week at bedtime. The CDC recommends 7-day treatment for pregnant women and diabetic women (consult a doctor before use).  Available in cream form. Use as directed.

All MONISTAT® products can take up to 7 days to fully cure a yeast infection.

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