Women of all ages are susceptible to vaginal infections and pain due to a variety of factors, including fluctuating hormone levels, germs, and sexual behaviours, which cause millions of cases of vaginitis annually1.
Having a thorough awareness of your body and the symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as their potential causes, risk factors, and treatment alternatives, will enable you to make an informed choice.
Recognizing the Signs of a Yeast Infection in the Vagina
There is no universal pattern of symptoms associated with yeast infections in women. The signs of a minor infection may be difficult to detect.
If you are familiar with your baseline vaginal health, you can more easily detect any changes. You should see a doctor if you are having any of these symptoms for the first time. Most women will have at least one of the following signs of a yeast infection:
- Vulvar and vaginal inflammation (including burning, redness, and swelling)
- Urethral and genital discomfort
- Inflammation of the vulva (redness, swelling, rash)
- Discomfort or burning in the genitalia
- Experiencing a vaginal discharge that is maybe thick, white, and lumpy like cottage cheese
Vaginitis can be caused by a number of different things, but yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV), and trichomoniasis are the most prevalent. It is vital to distinguish between the three since the symptoms can be similar (vaginal discharge, itching, and irritation), but distinct treatments are required. To help you determine if you have a vaginal yeast infection, consider the following:2–5
Inquire with your doctor first if you encounter any of the following symptoms, as these may be indicators of a different infection and not respond well to MONISTAT®.
- Swelling, itching, or a rash
- Discomfort in the lower torso, back, or shoulders
- Diarrhea and/or vomiting
- Vaginal discharge that is foul-smelling or has a greenish or greyish tint
- A period that was skipped
- Problems with urination, include the need to urinate frequently or suddenly.
How to Get Rid of a Candida Overgrowth
If you’ve had a yeast infection before and recognise the symptoms, you’re probably looking for a quick-acting treatment that won’t need you to change your daily routine. If you’re looking for an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal, MONISTAT® is your best bet.
There are 3 different dosages of MONISTAT®: The MONISTAT® 1 is the maximum dose, the MONISTAT® 3 is the standard strength, and the MONISTAT® 7 is the lowest dose. You should start to feel better after 3 days no matter which product you use, and you should be completely better within 7 days.
The MONISTAT® 1 Maximum Dose perhaps represents the optimal option for active, time-pressed ladies. Day or night, this potent single-dose medication is available in the shape of the Ovule®, and it will remain securely in place through all of your daily activities, including exercise.
MONISTAT® 3 Regular Strength is a wonderful alternative for ladies looking for moderate dosages of a medication that delivers consistent benefits.
The LOW-DOSE MONISTAT® 7 contains the active component in equally spaced doses taken before bedtime every night for a week. The CDC recommends only topical therapies for yeast infections in pregnant and diabetic women, and those treatments must be used for a full seven days (consult your healthcare professional).