Yeast Infections are unpleasant. There are many reasons that a yeast infection may occur, just some include pregnancy (due to hormone changes), taking antibiotics, and a weakened immune system.
I came across some comments and reviews from women in reference to specific treatment products as I was researching this topic. Information about yeast infections is not something that a woman will typically go looking for until they are looking for a cure. And even by that time, the information may come too late.
I feel this story is an important one to share. Remember this, just in case.
You have been so sick that you will do anything to get better. Your doctor prescribes a strong antibiotic with the warning, “more likely than not, you will develop a yeast infection after taking this medicine.” You feel so terrible, you don’t care. You gently tuck away the precious script in your purse and guard it with your life until you reach the pharmacy.
Finally, after a few days, you begin to feel relief and get on with your normal schedule. Then, before you know it, you start to feel the unmistakable symptoms of a yeast infection. Discomfort and itch. In places you don’t want to talk about. You scramble your brain to rewind the conversation that you had with your doctor. Finally, you remember. She said to use an over-the counter cure.
You make another trip to the pharmacy. Strategically placed somewhere between Always With Wings and Trojan Ribbed For Her Pleasure, you find the 7-Day, 3-Day and 1-Day Cure by various companies like Monistat. Confused by the options, you wonder why anyone would choose a 7-Day cure when they could have a 1-Day cure. Seems like an easy choice.
You grab the box and hurry to the check-out. The box says “Day or Night” use. It has been many years since this obnoxious itch has come around but from what you can remember, the cure is messy, uncomfortable and probably best used at night. Heal while you sleep. Sounds like a plan. So you insert the medicine, change into soft, comfy pajamas and climb into bed.