Menopause and Yeast Infections

Menopause and Yeast Infections

“Menopause Schmenopause.” “Before I hit menopause it was this big scary thing. Now, not so much. Now I take things in stride. And when something like a yeast infection comes along, I deal with it. I go to the store, pick up MONISTAT® and the problem is solved. Sometimes it really is that simple." — Melissa, 53
Yeast infections can happen at virtually any age.

Hormone fluctuations and yeast infections go hand in hand because the presence of estrogen is an important factor in yeast infections. That is why yeast infections are common during the childbearing years. But, that does not mean that postmenopausal women can forget about yeast infections. Many postmenopausal women still have to deal with the overgrowth of yeast (Candida) and its unpleasant symptoms.

Relax and reach for MONISTAT®.

Chances are that your yeast infection is nothing to be alarmed about, and MONISTAT® products will take care of it. But if you think your symptoms are signaling something more serious, you should definitely talk with your doctor. We've provided questions below about yeast infections and menopause to discuss with your doctor to get the dialogue started.

Menopause & Yeast Infection Questions

Take this list of questions about yeast infections with you the next time you visit your doctor.

  • Am I more likely to get a yeast infection while I’m going through menopause than I was before?
  • Would I get faster relief from discomfort and irritation with an over-the-counter (OTC) topical cream like MONISTAT® or an oral prescription?
  • Will I need a different dosage or product when I’m going through menopause versus when I'm past menopause?
  • Once I start using a treatment, how long will it take before I feel relief? How long before I'm cured of my yeast infection? What are my alternatives?
  • If I get another yeast infection, is it all right to treat myself with an OTC treatment for yeast infection such as MONISTAT®?
  • Will my treatment interact with any OTC or prescription medications I'm taking?
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