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i have irratation in the inside of my virgina can you tell me what it is and currently using monista

By Anonymous January 10, 2012 - 5:53pm
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and what should i do

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Hi Bonniechick, I'd say it's better to see a GYN. They would know more about your situation. They would also prescribe a better type of medication rather than over counter products. Make appointment to see a GYN right away and meanwhile get vagisil cream which helps with irritation. I hope this helps.


July 15, 2012 - 1:59pm

I have had a few days of a slight red, itch around my vaginal area. There was a slight odor but not necessarily unpleasant. I realized it was probably a bacterial infection so I set about cooling and self treating. After all, the vagina is self cleaning and I am not keen adding foreign mixtures (drugs) there.
After another couple of days I began feeling exceptionally wet, the dripping didn't stop for 2 days - fortunately the weekend so I stayed indoors! I used a mirror to frequently inspect my vaginal area and it was generally red and looking swollen with lots of moisture. Halfway through the weekend I began to only feel comfortable when I had cotton material resting on my vaginal area (duvet, sheet, knickers). I decided I need to dry out, and the internet came up with some very odd ideas (ice cubes) and my head kept thinking baby talc is gentle enough for young new born skin so as a powder too would help absorb excess moisture. It seemed to work, although at times the powder just became a lumpy, paste so I wiped away and put more baby talc on frequently that afternoon, overnight. There were times when it was difficult to think of anything else because I was red, itchy, swollen so a little painful.
Late on Sunday morning I woke up and almost immediately on standing vertically a creamy/milky discharge actually poured out of my vagina. I was a little bit scared, but calmly let it pour for about 1-2 minutes, wiped up with a towel and knew a shower would help. I didn't use any gels, creams, washes on my body - just washed and conditioned my hair (it needed!) and was careful to rinse all of my body water flowing downward (no douching). I inspected my vaginal area in the mirror and noticed I was red and swollen, probably more so than the day before. After towel drying thoroughly, I sprinkled on baby talc and put on clean, cotton shorts and a top.
Then within a few hours of that shower I realized the uncomfortable itch and wetness had eased, as had the swelling and there was no more odor. I believe I have successfully self treated a bacterial infection with mild baby talc. As with all medical advice we are advised to continue with treatment after we think symptoms have cleared to be sure. So I continued with frequent showers 2-3 a day (morning, later afternoon, before bed), drying and using baby talc after through a towel dry and also maintaining a balanced diet.
An appointment with a doctor (GP) in a couple of days after and of course mentioned this, just in case, always good to get other opinions.
Each time I used any towel, clothes, bed sheets etc I had used and washed in the machine (I did a lot of laundry this week!) realizing it was important to be clean and not spread any of the discharged discharge on other materials, avoiding any possible cross contamination.

July 15, 2012 - 9:59am

Hi Anonymous, If monistate isn't helpful maybe you need different medication. How long you've been using it for?


January 13, 2012 - 10:28pm

Monistat is an antifungal agent used to treat vaginal yeast infections.

Was Monistat prescribed by a physician?


January 10, 2012 - 6:14pm
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