Frequently Asked Questions
FemiClear all-natural and organic 2-day treatment that treats yeast infections and kills more yeast* than Monistat®. No, it’s not too good to be true.
Nope! FemiClear is over-the-counter, so it’s always there when you need it. Find FemiClear near you in the “Buy Now” section of our website.
FemiClear is made with all-natural and organic ingredients, including oxygenated olive oil and olive extract, calendula, melaleuca, and lavender essential oil.
You bet. FemiClear is registered in the FDA National Drug Code Directory and contains all-natural ingredients.
Don’t worry, it’s easy! Use at bedtime.
- Place the ointment in the fridge 20 minutes prior to use.
- Put on a panty liner.
- Connect and squeeze half of the vaginal ointment into an applicator.
- Lie down in bed (and stay that way).
- Sweet dreams!
- Repeat on day two.
- Enjoy your joyful hooha!
Sure, FemiClear can be used during your period. In fact, menstrual cycles typically play a factor in the overgrowth of yeast, leading to an infection. But we recommend you don’t insert a tampon or cup while using FemiClear, as it may remove or displace some of the ointment.
We recommend using FemiClear at night, before bed, as the risk of product leakage is minimized while lying down.
To minimize the risk of product leakage, we recommend using FemiClear at bedtime.
If you are pregnant and believe you have a yeast infection, consult your prenatal healthcare provider before using an at-home treatment.
A mild burning sensation may occur with use of FemiClear when you have an infection. If you’ve had a severe or prolonged infection, you may experience a more intense burning sensation. The natural ingredients in FemiClear may not cause as intense a reaction as anti-fungal drugs. Stop using FemiClear and consult your healthcare professional if you have abdominal pain, a headache, hives, a skin rash, or if you experience severe vaginal burning, itching, irritation, or swelling.
Please contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve in 3 days.
No, we don’t recommend that! To fully take care of a yeast infection, we advise completing treatment.
Squeeze a small amount of the itch relief ointment onto your fingertips and apply to the irritated area. Repeat as needed.
External vaginal pain relievers are meant to calm irritation outside of the vagina. These products, usually containing harsh chemicals like benzocaine, are only meant for symptom relief and do not treat underlying issues like yeast infections.
You may have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Vaginal itching, soreness, irritation or burning.
- Discharge that may be thick, white, and lumpy like cottage cheese.
- Rash or redness on the skin outside the vagina (vulva).
- Burning on urination.
- Painful vaginal intercourse (sex).
Note: Vaginal yeast infections do not cause fever, abdominal pain, or a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. If you have these symptoms, you should call your doctor right away.
Many things can change the balance of yeast organisms normally present in the vagina.
Here are some common triggers for yeast infections.
- Changes in hormone levels during menstruation.
- Increased estrogen levels, sometimes caused by birth control pills or hormone therapy.
- Antibiotics, which kill healthy, yeast-preventing bacteria in the vagina.
- Diabetes, both controlled and uncontrolled.
- Cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
- Impaired immune system, sometimes caused by corticosteroid therapy or HIV infections.
Importantly, sexual activity is NOT a trigger for yeast infections, though it is a risk factor for other vaginal infections, such as BV and Trichomoniasis.
Most yeast infections result from a type of Candida fungus known as Candida albicans, which is generally responsive to standard treatments. However, other treatment-resistant strains do exist that are more resistant to common treatment options. If you experience any problems treating or curing your yeast infection, consult a healthcare professional.
A vaginal yeast infection is a common condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast (Candida) that may normally live in the vagina. Your doctor may call this infection “monilia” or “candidiasis”. Some women may have a yeast infection on the skin outside the vagina (vulva) at the same time they have a vaginal infection.
Vaginal yeast infections aren’t often spread during sex, but it is possible. However, it is important to note that a yeast infection is in no way an STI. If your partner develops a rash, itching, and/or discomfort in their genital area, please consult a healthcare professional.
Don’t have sex while using FemiClear, as it will negatively impact the product’s efficacy. Using other vaginal products such as tampons, douches, spermicides, etc. while using FemiClear is also not advised. FemiClear may damage condoms and diaphragms, leaving you at risk for pregnancy and STIs.
Congratulations! You can resume having sex after 7 days, if your symptoms are gone.
Certain drugs, including antibiotics, may make it more likely for you to get a yeast infection. If you are taking antibiotics, do not stop taking them without first consulting a healthcare professional.
Women who are pregnant are more likely to get a vaginal yeast infection due to increased estrogen levels. If you’re pregnant and think you have a yeast infection, talk to your healthcare professional before using any product to treat the infection.
Talk to a healthcare professional before using an over-the-counter yeast infection treatment if you:
- Have never had a diagnosed yeast infection before.
- Have lower abdominal, back, or shoulder pain in addition to fever, chills, nausea, vomiting or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
- Have frequent yeast infections occurring at least once every 3-6 months, as you could be pregnant or have an underlying issue.
- Have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Are taking the prescription blood-thinner warfarin (Coumadin).
Stop using FemiClear and consult your healthcare professional if:
- Symptoms do not get better within 3 days.
- Symptoms last more than 7 days.
- You get a rash or hives, abdominal pain, headache, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, or severe vaginal burning, itching, irritation or swelling.
- You have any other medical questions concerning yeast infections or medication.
Yeast infections aren’t fun! To lower your chances of getting another one:
- Talk with your doctor about any drugs you are now taking. You are more likely to get a vaginal yeast infection if you are taking certain drugs, including antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills.
- Try to keep the genital area cool and dry. Yeast grows well in warm, moist areas.
The following tips may help:
- Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes.
- Change out of damp clothes or a wet bathing suit as soon as possible.
- If you use panty liners or pads when you are not having a menstrual period, change the panty liners or pads often.
Some of the causes of repeated yeast infections:
- Hormonal changes occurring a few days before your monthly period.
- Use of antibiotics or some birth control pills.
- Wearing many tight layers or moist clothing “down there”.
- Weakened immune system.
Unfortunately, yes. In one study, 21.1% of the women with a presumed yeast infection actually had a mixed infection (a combination of yeast or bacterial infection and/or Trichomoniasis).
No. BV is caused by an abnormal growth of bacteria and must be treated with prescription antibiotics. At this time there are no FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for BV. Trichomoniasis is a parasitic infection and must be treated with prescription antibiotics. At this time there are no FDA approved OTC treatments for Trichomoniasis.
If you think you have a yeast infection and are familiar with the symptoms because you have been previously diagnosed with a yeast infection, you can try an over-the-counter remedy such as FemiClear. If this is your first yeast infection, see your healthcare professional.
Not at all! Most common vaginal infection is bacterial vaginosis (BV), which is an infection caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is distinguished by a foul, fishy odor, a thin, grayish-white discharge and a change in vaginal acidity (pH). BV is caused by an abnormal growth of bacteria and must be treated with prescription antibiotics. By contrast, yeast infections do not usually cause an odor, and the discharge will often be thick, white, and lumpy with associated vaginal itching and irritation. If left untreated, BV may lead to a serious infection of the reproductive organs called pelvic inflammatory disease and complications in pregnant women, including premature birth. You should see your healthcare professional if you’re experiencing symptoms like a fishy odor, change in discharge, or sudden irritation within 48 hours after a new sex partner to make sure you do not have a sexually transmitted disease or BV.
Another common vaginal infection is Trichomoniasis (Trich), which is a parasitic infection. Symptoms of Trichomoniasis may include the following: itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with urination, or a thin discharge with an unusual smell. The discharge can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish. Like BV, Trichomoniasis must be treated with prescription antibiotics by a healthcare professional.
There are also non-infectious causes of vaginal inflammation and irritation. These are usually caused by an allergic reaction or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches, spermicidal products, soaps, detergents, or fabric softeners. Burning, itching, or vaginal discharge may be present even if there is no infection.
Normal vaginal bacteria keep the vaginal environment slightly acidic. This acidic environment helps suppress the overgrowth of abnormal bacteria. When abnormal bacteria overgrow or parasitic infections like Trichomoniasis become established, you get abnormal vaginal acidity. Yeast infections usually do not result in a change in vaginal acidity (pH).