Monistat Review

monistat-reviewMonistat® TV Commercial Script

Monistat asks, what percent of women want to cure their yeast infections?

100%!

How many can cure it with Vagisil?

Zero.

Monistat both relieves your symptoms and cures the infection

Visual: itching burning irritation infection

Get the cure. Get Monistat.

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Most women get a yeast infection now and then, which is an overgrowth of the candida fungus in the vagina. A healthy vagina contains candida; it only becomes a problem when there’s an overgrowth. Yeast infections start out with itching and redness and progress to cottage cheese-like discharge.

It’s true, the antifungal drug miconazole in Monistat can cure a yeast infection, and Vagisil probably can’t, since its active ingredients are only there to suppress the symptom of itching, not get rid of the yeast. This is an amazingly dumb concept because if the va-jay-jay is itching, there’s most likely an infection of some kind which needs to be treated or it will just get worse.

Three Problems with Monistat

1) The problem with using an antifungal drug to cure a yeast infection is that you really don’t want to kill all the candida because they belong there, and nuking them with an antifungal is just going to set up a different kind of imbalance.

2) As much as conventional medicine would like to say it ain’t so, vaginally applied miconazole can end up in your bloodstream, especially if you use it over the course of a week, and that can lead to potentially worrisome drug interactions with anticoagulants, seizure drugs and some statins. Miconazole can also interfere with liver function and decrease clearance of drugs, which can, in effect, raise drug levels.

3) Another concern with Monistat is that one of its inactive ingredients is the preservative BHA (second ingredient after miconazole). The Environmental Working Group (EWG) gives BHA in cosmetics its highest hazard rating of 10 because it almost certainly causes cancer. It’s also a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it’s going to mess with your hormone balance. The use of BHA in cosmetics is banned in Europe and Canada. Shame on Monistat for unnecessarily using a dangerous ingredient.

A Natural Cure for Yeast Infections

The vast majority of yeast infections are easily cured by douching with a mild vinegar solution, especially if treated before the cottage cheese stage. If that doesn’t work, try Vitanica’s Yeast Arrest, suppositories with a homeopathic formula and boric acid, which restores vaginal pH balance. You can order Yeast Arrest on amazon.com. If that still doesn’t work, then you might need to nuke it with Monistat. And if that doesn’t work then you probably have some other kind of infection. Hint: if your vagina smells like low tide you’re probably going to need some antibiotics.

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2 Responses to "Monistat Review"

  1. Helene B. Leonetti, MD   October 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you, Virginia, for always adding knowledge to my coconut (pun intended). BHA is bad stuff: I have yet another reason to use more gentle ingredients in our magnificent vaginas. That is why I am so passionate about my organic coconut oil for vaginal lubrication: it is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacteria. It smells and TASTES good, added plus for hot sex. xo

  2. Kathi   November 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I had also used TanalFem from Intensive Nutrition in San Leandro, CA. The naturopath that I used to go to recommended it for, as I recall, a bacterial vaginal infection. They actually did the tests to see what worked on the infectious agent, trying both antibiotics & this & this was as effective. It is a powder that you mix into a douche & works for both yeast & bacteria.

    But after intensive treatment for systemic candida using their Tanalbits capsules, as well as Threelac, & for awhile being on Estriol suppositories, I don’t get the yeast infections that I used to. Also I seemed to always have some vaginal discharge as well as itching in that area so bad I scratched holes in my panties. No more. Oh yeah & I’m on progesterone cream.