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I wasn't sure if I had a yeast infection or not, so I took a 1-day Monistat just to be safe. A day later, there is still some medicine inside me. When will this go away? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process?

If you think you have a vaginal infection, you should be seen by your physician. Vulvar care is important. Any residue from vaginal creams should be gone in a few days as the vagina is self cleaning. In general, we do NOT recommend douching.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health nurse

November 6, 2018 at 10:43am