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User Reviews for Monistat 3

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Vaginal Yeast Infection  
3.7
639 reviews 60 medications

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Reviews for Monistat 3

1st infection · Taken for less than 1 month · March 9, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I feel as if I’m being burned alive from the inside out. Like holy crap. It definitely helps to lay down and watch planet earth or listen to some calming music. But oh man. My vajayjay is screaming for help. These reviews are so relatable that it’s funny. I hope everyone fights thru it and feels back to normal asap."

7 / 10
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Kay · October 4, 2018

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Believe it or not guys the reason why the medicine is burning so bad depends on if your yeast infection is really bad or not . The worse the infection the more it burns . Burning is a good thing it means that the medicine is actually working . Yes it’s a horrible experience but worth it in the end ."

10 / 10
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Dittydo · Taken for less than 1 month · August 26, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "0/5 stars. Do not recommend. I used the monistat 3 day ovules. I only completed 2 days. I'd rather have the yeast infection. I've never in my life felt uncomfortable like that. I didn't sleep night 1 at all. Night 2 at around 3am I took a benedryl and got a few hours of sleep after sitting in a cold bath considering sitting on a steel brush for relief. If anyone suggests I ever use monistat again, I'm calling the cops on them."

1 / 10
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Anonymous · January 12, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "It is 1:19am and I just hit hour two of having this stuff in my who-ha. And guess what I just did? WENT IN THE BATHTUB TO RINSE THIS STUFF OUT!! I have had surgery’s and gotten tattoos and kicked by a horse. But guess what is more painful and torturing than all of that combined? Monistat. I don’t know if this will help and I don’t think I will even attempt night 2 or 3. It says “May cause slight itching and burning” when really it should say “imagine fire ants crawling up your vajayjay and building a colony”."

1 / 10
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Nikki · February 10, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I'm currently 11 weeks pregnant and I developed a yeast infection after taking antibiotics. My ob/gyn said to take monistat 3 because the pill wasn't recommended during pregnancy. I completed day one of this product and so far I have no complaints. I will share a tip that really helped me in the past and now. Before using the product, put a thin layer of petroleum jelly around your vaginal area (not inside). This acts a skin protectant from the monistat and it helps soothe the irritation from the yeast infection. The burning was so minimal, I barely noticed it. I would recommend this product as a quick and affordable treatment for yeast infections."

10 / 10
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KJ92 · Taken for less than 1 month · January 26, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "WHYYYY DID I NOT READ THESE COMMENTS FIRST?! OMG!!! Literally the ONLY thing keeping me sane are these comments! I had to literally GET out the bed. It itches and burns SOOO BAD! I rather had dealt with the Y.I.!!! This stuff is HORRIBLE! RUN! GO GET A PRESCRIPTION! DO NOT USE THIS MESS! I just want to throw my vagina out!"

1 / 10
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lindsey53 · Taken for less than 1 month · March 11, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I give it 4/10 because although it’s an EXTREMELY unpleasant medicine, it does work. Even though it has always worked for me, it itches and burns like you absolutely wouldn’t believe. I literally have to use it like 3 hours before bedtime and take benedryl to be able to sleep. The first few hours after you put it in is a nightmare, (literally feels like ants crawling in and out of you and biting) and then it gets a little better. The more irritated I already am, the worse it tends to be for me. HOWEVER, I did discover that the Publix brand version of this medicine (the 3 day suppositories) doesn’t do that to me at all! Ive had 0 itching or burning with this one (and have used it several times). It’s also only $10 where as the monistat brand is a little more. I do wonder if I may just be allergic to something in Monistat, but either way I always just get the publix brand now."

4 / 10
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K · Taken for less than 1 month · February 14, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "So I’m writing this on night two of the treatment. This is my first ever yeast infection so I didn’t know what to expect. This yeast infection is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I thought my vagina was just going to fall off and run away to a dumpster. I feel so disgusting. BUT! On night one I wasn’t tears thinking this can’t be just a yeast infection that I must have something horribly worse (I don’t) but I was so scared. I went to the store at midnight to go get this medicine. I took it immediately when I got home falling asleep was difficult. It burned, it itched, it swelled. But I finally fell asleep and when I woke up n the morning it felt 10 time better than the night before. So if you can get past the burning and itching after applying the medication it will get better. It’s a process!!"

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · October 27, 2013

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Burned like crazy within 5 mins of using the vaginal cream insert. The most pain I have ever experienced. Brought me to tears as I wanted to scream in pain. I will not be continuing with days 2 and 3. I will use a different product. They should out on the outside of the box in bold letters that it may cause severe burning and itching, not "mild". They couldn't pay me to go through that again."

1 / 10
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EMI · Taken for less than 1 month · February 8, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I was TERRIFIED of using Monistat after reading the comments but fortunately I didn't have the horrible burning. I had more problems getting the suppository inside. After about 2 mins it started itching but I just used the cream on the outside and all was good. I laid down and waited what seemed like forever for the burning to start but it didn't. I felt a few tingles but no burning. Just try it for yourself everybody is different"

8 / 10
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Susie · Taken for less than 1 month · October 19, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Hi ladies just wanted to share so I'm on day one of Monistat 3 just inserted about 40 minutes ago. I just want to say it right away started burning and itching so bad I went crazy pacing the floor back onto the bed and back and forth I tried so hard to stay lying down so it could do it's job. I was just now finally able to lie down and sit still I wanted to put something inside me to itch it or numb it I thought maybe ice then thought yikes no I wanted so bad to rip my own vagina off lol but now it's eased off. I've figured out I think it depends on how bad your infection is every women is different. Ever heard the saying no pain, no gain? Well I think it burns and itches more when inserted because it's eating away at the yeast infection an it's doing its job. I hope I'm right. I'll be back to let you ladies know. I hope this helps you ladies and I hope I get better after all that. LOL take care all and God bless ❤"

3 / 10
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Run While You Still Can · February 12, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "DON’T use this awful vaginal cream. Here’s what will happen: You’ll enter the bathroom so hopeful to get relief for this mild itching and burning. Insert the handy, prefilled application, apply the cream they so thoughtfully included for external discomfort, feel like you’re in control of this infection and your life for about a minute, and then think you’re having an allergic reaction. You’ll panic because this sucker burns like the heat of a thousand suns and prickles like a tiny cactus has been shoved up your vagina. The fear will set in, which probably makes the burning worse. And then the itching comes. Oh the itching! Ten times worse than the actual infection. By now your hands are shaking a little from the pain and panic, which makes it hard to type “Monistat 3 Severe Burning” into a search bar, which will land you on this happy page. Don’t be a hero, girl. Just hop in the shower and rinse off as much as you can. You can buy the 7 Day tomorrow and start over."

1 / 10
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Bee · February 28, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I am on the third hour of my first night taking Monistat 3 and I’m ready to rip my lady parts out. The burning and itching intensified by 10000 five minutes after inserting it and is VERY SLOWLY calming down and it’s driving me insane! I wish I would have read the reviews first. Not recommended "

1 / 10
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Nicole · Taken for less than 1 month · June 25, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I am currently laying like a gymnast with my legs open hoping the fan will help cool the raging inferno inside my vagina. Five minutes of ice cold water with the shower hose helped numb it, temporarily. I have never had pain like this before down there, and I gave birth twice! I had a very mild YI and decided to go with the Monistat 3 to treat it. Never again! Instantly the burning and itching were 100 times worse. I only made it five minutes before I started trying to clean it out. I didn't realize they changed the main ingredient to lava!!"

1 / 10
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Anonymous · January 6, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Everyone is saying that they are experiencing this side effect of itching and burning when it clearly says that is part of the process! Make sure you all read the box. It says that this is something that occurs! Just take the full 3 days and you should be fine! It’s the medicine working"

5 / 10
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CB · February 17, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’ve only ever used doctor prescribed medication to get rid of a YI. I didn’t have time to go to the doctor so I went to the drug store and got Monistat 3. I had no idea what to expect but I inserted as directed. After a couple of minutes the burning and itching was unbearable. I thought for sure something was wrong so I got up and read the box. Some burning and itching can occur. It’s a nightmare. But it’s doing its job. Thank goodness for all these comments that let me know that I’m not alone. But I want my YI gone so I will do this for the other two doses!!!"

2 / 10
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ZZZ · Taken for less than 1 month · August 19, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "First and second night with Monistat 3 were pure torture. Intense burning. I literally couldn't sleep that's how bad it was. I used the external cream and thought that was making things worst my poor vag was hanging and swollen. I could barely walk. I decided to just stick with it. Sitting in a tub of hot water helped which is weird relief to a burning vag. I only noticed relief when I washed up for bed. I guess the burn means it's work. After the second night, my swelling went down. I could walk without looking like a cowboy. the third night of treatment was the best night in comparison. There was mild burning but I could get some sleep. I've completed the 3 day treatment. I still have a little itchiness and soreness. I will continue to use the cream on the outside 2 times a day until my itchiness goes away. Despite the lava journey it seemed to work. They lose major stars for the pain. They need to get back in the lab and develop a gentler approach or at least provide numbing cream. sheesh!"

4 / 10
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D · Taken for less than 1 month · January 22, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Night one is very intense, burning and itching immediately, makes you want to crawl out of your skin. It lasted maybe 15-20 min then it subsided. The next morning I felt better, all the symptoms slowed down. You must wear a panty liner throughout the day. Night 2 and 3 were much better!!! Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. It works but you must suffer a bit."

8 / 10
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MeNotYou · Taken for 10 years or more · December 19, 2018

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I have read through many comments. I have been using monistat products for years. It takes THREE days. No matter which product you are using, for a yeast infection to start clearing up and 7 days for completion. So whether you are using a pill, egg, cream, garlic, oil or oregano.. three days. Upon insertion on first day, you will get backlash fire pits of hell feeling. This is the medication attacking the yeast infection. It will burn, sting, throb, swell your lips and itch 10 times more. Do your treatments at night. Wear a thin panty liner. Use the lotion 3 times a day. Be brave..lol come on ladies."

8 / 10
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cirrostratus · May 28, 2021

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I made a whole account on here to share some advice. I'm on day 1 and everyone's right, the itching's positively unbearable. But there are somethings I did that helped the itching a LOT. Do not let any of this medicine out of your body. Or if it does cold cloth wipe it off immediately. Once this stuff gets on your outside bits it's a whole new kind of suffering. The internal symptoms were so insignificant in comparison for me, I didn't even notice the internal itching and burning whatsoever until after I learned to basically put a tissue over the top of my vag like a sink stopper. Just wanted to share some advice that might keep someone from ripping their labia off. It's been 7 hours. I feel amazing. The initial itching is awful, I didn't have much burning myself. But after about 2 hours after applying it I felt normal. Like I didn't have an infection at all. Definitely not excited for the next two days, but it's so worth it."

9 / 10
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Ochoa87 · May 24, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I had to take a 7 day course of antibiotics for a UTI and started noticing that dreaded itch and pain down yonder. I decided since this has happened in the past, to use the tube filled cream inserts. At first it was uncomfortable just sticking anything up there, but I didn’t feel any worse. I went to bed and woke up around 2:30am to pee, but when I got back into bed, HOLY MOLY! I’m guessing being upright and sitting on the toilet let some of the cream run down and NO ONE IS EXAGGERATING!! I thought someone doused my insides with acid! I've sat here reading and laughing at all your reviews in between pulsating rounds of hell knowing I was not insane all the while clutching at my vag trying hard not to scream in pain. It’s now 4am and although sleep deprived and traumatized, the burning and pain has subsided gradually. Stick it out if you can, if not, you’ll eventually pass out from the pain and get some sleep "

5 / 10
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First ever YI · August 27, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "100% recommend! I was sooooo itchy I wanted to scratch my vajayjay with a Brillo pad it was horrible! Night 1: no burning or extra itch in sight. I have to say the stuff does leak out (Expected) so wear a pants liner Night 2: feeling soooo so so much better then yesterday! Minimal itching compared to days b4. Night 3: feeling like myself and so happy my friend got me this! Just a little irritated from scratching a few days b4 but itching is pretty much gone! Yeeees!"

10 / 10
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NURSE89 · Taken for less than 1 month · December 28, 2018

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Don't listen to all the bad reviews on this product, people obviously don't know how treatment for a fungal infection works. The worse the pain or itching after insertion or application of cream, the worse the infection. If its really burning and itching, it just means you have a really bad infection and the medication is attacking it. Also using the 7 day treatment may be better for really bad infections as it will not hurt as bad, its more of a gradual treatment as opposed to the 1 or 3 day treatment."

7 / 10
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Anonymous · December 24, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "So a lot of people I see have a lot of discomfort/burning which is true. The medicine does cause a very intense burning and itching feeling, but it helps!! The pain you get from it is most definitely a 0/10 but the end results is a 10/10. Make sure after taking the medicine you use a heating pad/blanket, or cold compress. After about 1-2 minutes of cream insertion it will burn! But for me it’s over in about an hour."

9 / 10
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Bentley · January 19, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Listennn!!! It’s 11:56pm and I just went in the tub to wash out the monistat 3 medicine! Day 1 was painful but bearable pain. Felt extreme itching and burning inside my vagina and the discomfort was better without the treatment. Day two was similar but I felt the infection going away by then. Day three I felt I didn’t need the treatment but I wanted to finish it off... Now I’m on here typing giving my review!!! And I’m here laying in pain because it’s causing itching in my vagina that I never had!!! It feels like imbedded worms or fleshy parasites "

2 / 10
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