User Reviews for Monistat 7 to treat Vaginal Yeast Infection
Monistat 7 has an average rating of 3.6 out of 10 from a total of 668 reviews for the treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection. 19% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 61% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Monistat 7
"MY EXPERIENCE: I had got a yeast infection about 2 weeks ago and was recommended this product. At first I was skeptical about purchasing this because I had read the reviews and majority of them were about how it burns and makes the vagina feel like acid was thrown in it. When I first put in the cream, it was in the morning time, not the night time so when I went to school 30 minutes after insertion, I was squirming wildly in my chair and pretzeling my legs to fight the urge. So, it’s best to use it at night. It burns because it’s eating away at the yeast infection and curing you. The second day wasn’t that bad, I experienced mild burning but I knew it was working so I stuck it out. On the third day, the burning and itching of my genitals were minimized. And as I was near the end, my symptoms were completely gone but I still put in cream the last day to make sure. Don’t let these other comments deter you from taking care of your sacred part."
"I’m pregnant and my doctor said the 7 day treatment is al they can recommend me taking for now. So I did exactly that. Before taking this my itching was very minimal it was hard to tell if it was even a yeast infection or minimal irritation but it has been a couple days so I decided to go with treatment. Tonight was my first day of treatment and I went to sleep right after application and OMG I woke up out if my sleep with HORRIBLE ITCHING and BURNING. I want to get better but this is literally 10x worse than my before symptoms. Only thing taking my mind off it is reading all the reviews knowing I’m not the only one. This is insane."
Frequently asked questions
- Why does Monistat burn/itch so bad?
- Can you have sex while using Monistat?
- Monistat-1: white discharge and burning, is this normal?
- I got Monistat 7 for a yeast infection and after 2 days my symptoms are gone except for an itch.
"I am so itchy!! What did you guys do to stop it? I want to place both hands in there and just scratch! I feel like I’m going insane. It’s also burning and I’m only on day one. If I move too much the itching gets worse!! I hope this only means the medicine is working"
"First night experienced minor discomfort and slight burning feeling. Rating the burn from 1-10 it was a 1. Second night was about the same with no burning. But OMG the internal itching inside on day 3 has me so uncomfortable I can’t stop squirming. Did this happen to anyone else?"
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"The pain from this first use is so bad and the only reason I’m not stomping around screaming is because of all these horrible reviews. Why is there no giant warning on this product?? It burns so bad. Just rub a habanero directly into your eyeball if you want to see if you can tolerate this pain before purchase. I’ll say after an hour the burn is mostly just back to itch for me, though I am using an ice pack which is helping. This product would not exist if men could get vaginal yeast infections."
"To the people leaving terrible reviews on Monistat - just scrolled by Soooo many so I figured I’d leave my two cents. This products does warn of it burning and this is simply the effect of the ointment getting off the yeast fungus. Think about it, you have living bacteria and fungi within that’s being eradicated - you’re bound to feel something in an area with so many nerve endings. There’s definitely a stark difference between an allergic reaction and a side effect! Remember to read the caution label where it says if burning persists for too long to discontinue use and consult with a physician! Anyways! This product has never failed to me and is my main go to whenever I have a YI.. unfortunately I suffer from them semi frequently."
- Can I put a tampon in to hold Monistat 7 inside me and is it safe to use with a tampon?
- Do you wash Monistat out in the morning?
- How long do you have to lay down for after using Monistat?
"So I have had a yeast infection for quite some time and was told to get monistat 7. As soon as I inserted into my vagina it tingled then burned liked lava. LIKE OH MY GOODNESS. But It’s day 3 and I have not had any more symptoms of my yeast infection. No itchy, no burning or nothing. It works, but OMG could they make a cream that doesn’t feel like lava inside you"
"This is my first yeast infection so of course I was freaking out when I started itching and my vagina started to swell. I called my doctor and was told to get this product and use for 7 days. I didn’t wait till bedtime and chose to use it...BIG MISTAKE! I squatted and injected the cream...couple minutes after it burned but it stopped a little while (about 10-15 minutes later) but it left me sore. However, the following morning I felt better! The swelling was gone and I no longer uncomfortable. I’m now on Day 2 and I injected it laying on my back, knees bent and immediately laid down . This time it slightly burned but overall it was good ! I recommend using this. Don’t let the first day scare you! It gets better. It is better to lay flat on your back with your knees bent to inject the cream and immediately lay down so that it won’t come out and cause burning. For the first dosage, try reduce liquids because urinating after you have applied the cream will be a big discomfort."
"I'm writing this review at 2am because the pain is so intense I can't sleep. I wish I would have read these reviews before buying the 7 day monistat because this is pure torture! Night 1 felt as if some evil flame throwing person was hosting a conference in my vagina. However, I took pain medicine and eventually fell asleep. Night 2 and 3 were slightly uncomfortable but eased up after about 30 minutes and I went to sleep. I'm now on night 4 and it feels like little fires everywhere! Seriously, inside my vagina all the way to my butt hole is itching and burning. It is so bad I attempted to wipe it out but that made it worse. Pain medicine isn't helping. I even took melatonin to try and knock myself out but that's not working either. WHAT IS IN THIS STUFF????? I will not be finishing the remaining 3 days. It sucks I went through 4 days of lava burns but I just can't do it anymore. The actual YI was nowhere near this painful! If you can, just get a prescription."
"Yes, It may burn! This is only for the first application as it is doing it’s job and killing the yeast. Your vaginal walls are raw from the infection so it will be an irritant but it truly does work. I just finished my full treatment yesterday and even though the first day was painful with a swollen labia (I took it during the day so all of the medicine basically oozed out and collected in my panties) I continued on and my symptoms were mostly gone by the third day. Be sure to keep the box beside your bed and do it after your night time routine. This way you can stay in a position where the cream won't fall out. Good luck and keep at it!"
"I had been dealing with a YI that would not go away after multiple treatments and Monistat 7 was the first thing that actually worked. THE KEY TO PREVENT THE MOST ITCHING AND BURNING IS INSERTING THE CREAM WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY LYING DOWN!!! What causes the burning and itching is when it leaks out of your vagina, so lie down and don’t get up after you insert it. I realized this after the first night (it was very itchy for me the first night). Yes there are side effects, but this medicine actually works! If you want your yeast infection to be gone, tough it out and finish all 7 nights! Also for me the itching and burning didn’t last for more than an hour before it went down so just be patient."
"Read this all the way through please, I have used monistat plenty of time to tell you that IF IT IS BURNING THEN ITS NOT A YEAST INFECTION!!! It maybe as STI or just an ordinary bacterial infection like BV and you should go to your doctor. Monistat works for me. And I’m not say this like I’m an expert on yeast and vaginas, but I know that Monistat ONLY works on yeast, and that alone.."
"After taking antibiotic for BV, felt like I was getting a yeast infection so got Monistat 7. Used externally the first day which burned for a good while, then felt better. Inserted at bedtime and the burning started again. I have not used Monistat in many years, but I remember it as soothing, not painful. I don't know what they changed about it but they need to change it back. After about an hour the burning seems to have let up a little. From reading all the other reviews at least I know I'm not the only one who is aflame. On the up side, got a little comic relief from some of the reviews. Not that I think everyone's pain is funny, but some of the descriptions are very colorful. But seriously they need to fix this product because it didn't used to hurt so much. Update - the second night burning was not as bad. I think after the medication had a couple of days to heal me, the rawness from the infection was better and therefore less burning. The third night burning was very minimal."
"I have had a yeast infection before and used monistat 1 which is the pill like insertion and it was heaven it went away so fast no burning no smearing no discomfort. This time I got the infection again like 2 years later and I got monistat 7 and oh my goodness it's a literal living nightmare. It makes it sooo itchy and I was squirming for like 10 mins because I couldn't stand the irritation I had to wipe it completely off and I'm trying to pee it out because it's making it worse. I would never recommend monistat 7 to anybody always monistat 1 ladies!!!"
"27 weeks pregnant with a yeast Infection. My doc recommend that I use Monistat 7. My first day burned like lava!! I almost went to the ER, 2nd day not so bad but now I'm on my 3rd day and the burning with intense itching is back!! Sooo uncomfortable I can barely stand it.. I honestly don't know how I'm going to get through the whole 7 days..."
"I used this product Monistat 7 for three days. The first night I was fine then night two everything was on fire the 3rd night I couldn't go threw it anymore so I went to the ER everything was 5 times the size down there it and it was on fire - I was in so much pain. You know what I don’t understand why can they keep selling this stuff if there’s so many girls saying this is happening to them."
"I am abandoning this treatment on day three because it is extraordinarily uncomfortable to use - it basically feels like a combination of ants biting my cervix and a case of poison ivy in my vagina. It is worse than the yeast infection itself. I suffered through the first couple days, which were pretty bad, but tonight I just couldn’t take it and I used my bidet to try to rinse as much of this Monistat hot sauce out of me as possible. It was either that or felt like using scratcher up in there to try to ease the itch and pain."
"It says that it may mildly increase itching, burning & irritation but I swear it’s severe! I was hardly itchy before using this product like the infection had just began and this made it 10x worse! I would never use this again I wanted to cry I couldn’t do anything but lay down."
"okay so this is my first yeast infection and I was too embarrassed to call my doctor (which I shouldn’t have been because it’s common and ok to ask for help!!) but anyways do NOT use any kind of Monistat product if you have sensitive skin or a low pain tolerance because it burns so much worse than the actual infection. Go talk to your doctor to see what’s the right move. I’m currently sitting on the couch with an ice pack in between my legs because I am in so much pain. I never leave reviews on anything but I don’t want any other woman going through what I and others have gone through while using this product. I’ll be seeing my doctor real soon."
"FIRST!! let me just say I just wasted my $19. I went to the urgent care this week because I was unable to get a GYN appointment due to my dr being fully booked. In the urgent care they did all my STI tests and they all came back negative and was just given a diflucan which doesn't usually help. I took it up on myself to try monistat for the first time and LET ME TELL YOU THAT THING WAS BURNING MY BITS OFF I HAD to JUMP IN THE SHOWER WITH THE COLD WATER RUNNING!!!!"
"I’m currently pregnant and my OB recommended I tried Monistat to help with my YI, I just tried it less then 30 minutes ago & OMGGGGG the worst pain ever I can’t handle the burning or itchiness IDK which one because I am in so much pain & discomfort. This is the first night IDK how I’m supposed to do it for another 6 nights. Will be calling my OB tomorrow to see if there is an alternative because this stuff is AWFUL!!"
"After inserting I did my nightly routine and went to sleep. Woke up at midnight to pee. I forgot I had the medicine in. Omgoodness that pee was the worse pain ever. Felt like I was peeing out lava. Wiping hurt too. I went back to bed with burning! Slight cramping. Now I have used this product before. It's only day 1 and I can't sleep. My estimate is, that it's because its raw inside my hooha, due to the YI. That could explain the burning. Thankfully I'm not itching as much. The pain is a solid 8.5 and I'm gonna take some advil. Hopefully that eases the pain a bit. This time I WILL complete the full 7 days. Good luck to me and whoever else is dealing with this!!!!!"
"Only use this product for MILD yeast infections, otherwise, it burns like lava for hours on end. I have tried Monistat 1, 3, and 7 and will only use 7 as it is the most tolerable. I had a slight itch over the course of 3 months and didn't think much of it. No smell, discharge, discomfort during sex, or urination so I didn't think it was a yeast infection, which I've had a few before. My doctor confirmed it was a yeast infection via pap results. I inserted the first treatment before bed, started itching within 5 minutes, and burning within 10. Very uncomfortable but not bad. Symptoms faded after an hour and I slept just fine. Day 2 had a moderate itch but no burning that lasted about an hour. On day 3 I had a slight itch I could very easily ignore. I felt nothing on days 4, 5, 6, and 7. The yeast infection is gone. It does the trick but will only be tolerable for a mild infection. If moderate or severe, get the prescription from your doctor and save yourself from the torture it will surely cause."
"I’m 8 months pregnant with an YI and I thought it would go away on it’s own but that was the biggest mistake ever!! I started the Monistat 7 tonight and the burning made me cry. I don’t want the YI cause the itching irritates my soul but the burning is definitely no better"
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"Sweet Jesus this stuff must have been cooked up in fires of the deepest pits of a volcano . If you’re here reading these reviews then woe to you as it’s already too late. Abandon all hope ye who enter here because there is nothing in Heaven or on Earth that is worse than Monistat. I don’t care if you take the 1, 3, 7 or 9,000 - day dose you will regret it. The box says “mild itching and burning” well DON’T BELIEVE IT! The men who created this seem to think the best way to deal with YIs is by shoving a blow torch up there like they were fighting off the alien from The Thing. I say men because no woman anywhere would do us dirty like this. My husband thought I was being a baby about this so I offered to light his pole on fire so he could see how it felt. Maybe you will be one of the rare lucky ones who claim to have a mild reaction but if not I promise you’ll pray for death before morning comes. Beware! Beware!!"