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Is it ok to have intercourse after taking Monistat-1?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in General Health
Question: Hi! I used Monistat 1 today. I was just wondering how long I should wait before having intercourse? It was a very mild case but I want to make sure I'm doing what I'm suppose to.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should ideally wait for 7 days after treatment with Monistat

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

After treatment with Monistat you will feel symptomatic relief within 3 days. However, it will take 7 days to completely clear up. the infection.

So it is better to avoid intercourse for 7 days after treatment with Monistat. After 7 days, if the symptoms completely resolve you an resume sexual intercourse.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal,
General & Family Physician



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