Yeast infection creams are anti-fungal chemicals that help to kill the Candida Albicans fungus that is responsible for yeast infections.
Many of the common yeast infection creams you can get come with a device that allows you to measure the appropriate dosage.
Since each cream is a different, make sure that you read and follow the instructions before using it.
Some creams are best only used in the evening before going to bed, since they have a tendency to leak out or cause messes.
But one important thing to keep in mind is that many creams contain chemicals that can damage latex condoms or diaphragms. If you use these creams, you may want to avoid sex during this period since the creams may reduce the effectiveness of birth control methods.
With that said, here are the most effective yeast infection creams available:
Although Gyne-Lotrimin is difficult to find at the store, it is readily available online. Many women say that this is the only yeast infection cream that works for them.
Gyne-Lotrimin does not cause the intense burning sensation that other creams may cause.
It is also made with different ingredients than other popular yeast infection creams, so if you find yourself allergic to other creams or if other creams prove ineffective, this one is worth a shot.
This is the 7-day version of Gyne-Lotrimin, which is intended for more sensitive skin.
Many women report that, though this does take 7 days to completely cure the yeast infection, that they experience instant relief when using this brand.
Monistat 1 is the quickest yeast infection cream created by Monistat. It is designed to relieve symptoms in one day, which will give you relief if you just don’t want to wait.
However, be aware that many women complain of a slight burning sensation when using this product.
You may want to use this product at night since it may leak out during the day as well.
But if you want fast results, this is worth a try.
Monistat 3 is more mild than Monistat 1. This is cream is designed to work in 3 days.
This offers the best balance of effectiveness (working faster than Monistat 7) without the burning sensation (which many women experience with Monistat 1).
If you want something fast but gentle, this is the choice for you.
This is the 7 day treatment for yeast infections. This product comes with pre-filled applicators, which help make it easier to use without the hassle of measuring.
This treatment is the most gentle of the yeast infection creams made by Monistat and this is recommended for sensitive infections.
It is important to keep in mind that yeast infection creams may kill the fungus responsible for yeast infections, but the body’s natural defenses against yeast infections may still be out of balance. Your body naturally has “good” bacteria that help to keep yeast infections in check. Until you restore the balance of these bacteria, you run the risk of the infection returning. However, using yeast infection creams is a great way to relieve the irritation and other symptoms while you restore balance to your body.