Monistat® Vaginal Health Blog

Yeast infection during pregnancy? There may be risks treating with the prescription pill.

Women who are pregnant are 50% more likely to get a vaginal yeast infection due to the increase in hormone levels. While a yeast infection usually poses no major negative effect on pregnancy, symptoms can cause a great deal of discomfort if not treated quickly.

Yeast Infection Myths and Misconceptions

When it comes to dealing with intimate health issues like yeast infections, young women are relying on advice that’s plain wrong – and even harmful.

Goodbye Sinus Infection, Hello Yeast Infection

When my doctor prescribed antibiotics for my sinus infection, I ended up with a vaginal yeast infection. Antibiotics can change the delicate balance in your vagina by wiping out the “good bacteria” in the vagina that keep yeast growth in check.

I Exercise A Lot, Which Means Yeast Infections Can Be Part of Life

I’m super active, and while being active can lead to many positive results, it can sometimes lead to a few not-so-good results. Like vaginal yeast infections. Yeast thrives in warm, moist environments in the vaginal area.

When My Daughter Told Me About Her Symptoms, I Knew She Had Her First Yeast Infection

Life brought many new changes when my daughter went to college, and her first yeast infection was one of them. When she called me on a Friday worried about symptoms—vaginal itching, discharge that was thick, white and lumpy like cottage cheese, burning—I suspected it was a yeast infection, so that weekend she came home and we confirmed it with our doctor.

My First Yeast Infection—It Was No Big Deal!

OMG, there it was—the vaginal itching…thick, white, lumpy discharge (like cottage cheese!)…soreness…irritation and burning. I was scared and afraid I may have had an STD. But after some initial research and a talk with my gyno, I found out I had the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection.