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Hi, I was hoping you guys could help me, I was diagnosed by my doctor with yeast infection and he prescribed me Clotrimazole cream for the external v aginal dryness and itchines and Diflucan to be taken orally. I heard neither of these really get rid of the yeast infection and wanted to try Canestan or Monistat. What's worked best for you guys?


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I've used all on different occasions except for Canestan and they've all worked well. Diflucan was actually the quickest, plus you don't have to deal with the cream/suppositories oozing out of you during the night.

If it were me, I would stick with what the doctor prescribed you. Diflucan is stronger than what you find OTC, so if s/he prescribed it to you, s/he probably thought it was the best option.

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I would stick with what the doctor prescribed you, honestly. Diflucan is exceptionally effective at treating yeast infections, and Clotrimazole is very similar to Canesten or Monistat. I don't know where you heard that those medications would work, but that's not the case, and there's no need to add a third medication to the mix.

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