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At first I was embarrassed. But when I confided in my friend Sheri,
I found out that yeast infections are pretty common. I also found out they're
not considered an STD, which was a huge relief. When I told her my doctor
suggested I try MONISTAT® 1, she was like, duh, I could've told you that
my doctor recommended MONISTAT® too."
of yeast (candida) that normally live in the vagina. Your doctor may call this infection
"monilia" or "candidiasis". Some women may have burning, itching, or irritation on the
skin outside the vagina (vulva) at the same time that they have a vaginal yeast infection.
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?When you have a vaginal yeast infection, you may have one or more of the following
symptoms: vaginal itching, vaginal discharge that may be thick, white and lumpy like
cottage cheese, vaginal soreness, irritation or burning, rash or redness on the skin outside
the vagina (vulva), burning upon urination, and painful vaginal intercourse (sex).
If this is your first yeast infection, it's important to talk with
your doctor first to confirm the diagnosis.
Not sure what to ask? Here are some questions about your first yeast infection to discuss
with your doctor. Once your doctor has confirmed it's a yeast infection, take a deep
breath and reach for MONISTAT®.
MONISTAT® is the number-one brand recommended by doctors to cure a yeast infection among OTC (over-the-counter) treatments.
Here are some things that have been associated with preventing yeast infections:
- Avoid douches
- Avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath,
sprays, pads, and tampons
- Change tampons and pads often during your period
- Avoid tight underwear or clothes made of
- Wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with
a cotton crotch
- Change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes
as soon as you can
- Avoid hot tubs and very hot baths
If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure
and talk with your doctor.
Learn what else can cause a vaginal yeast infection.NOTE: Vaginal yeast infections do NOT cause fever, chills,
lower abdominal, back or shoulder pain, foul-smelling
vaginal discharge, or a missed period. These may be signs
of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or a tubal pregnancy.
If you have these symptoms, call your doctor right away.
The MONISTAT® 1 OVULE® is Stephanie's cure of choice.