What is Femiclear?
What is FemiClear?
Do I need a prescription for FemiClear
What sets FemiClear apart from other OTC Treatments?
What are the benefits of FemiClear over an oral prescription?
What are the active ingredients in FemiClear?
Is FemiClear a certified, registered product in the US?
Why is it called FemiClear
Instructions for Use
How do I use FemiClear Vaginal Ointment?
Can I use FemiClear while on my period?
What time of day should I use FemiClear?
Can I exercise while using FemiClear?
Is FemiClear safe to use while pregnant?
Will I experience any side effects while using FemiClear
What If I’m still experiencing symptoms?
Can I stop using FemiClear if my symptoms clear up before the second day?
How can I use FemiClear for external symptoms?
All About Yeast Infections
Do external vaginal pain relievers treat vaginal yeast infections?
Can I transfer my yeast infection to my partner?
Are yeast infections considered STIs?
Can I use a condom while treating my vaginal yeast infection?
When can I resume sexual activity after using FemiClear?
Do antibiotics cause yeast infections?
Can pregnancy cause vaginal yeast infections?
Do I need to see a doctor for a yeast infection?
Talk to a healthcare professional before using an OTC 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 such as diabetes
- – 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 should also contact your healthcare professional if you have any other medical questions concerning yeast infections or medication.
How can I help prevent repeated vaginal yeast infections?
To lower your chances of getting another yeast infection:
- – 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, such as antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills.
- – Try to keep the genital area cool and dry. Yeast grows well in warm, moist areas.
The following suggestions may be helpful:
- – Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes.
- – Change out of damp clothes or a wet bathing suit as soon as possible.
- – If you use minipads when you are not having a menstrual period, change the minipads often.
Why do women get repeated vaginal yeast infections?
Women may get repeated vaginal yeast infections that may not clear up easily with proper treatment. Listed below are some of the causes of repeated yeast infections:
- – hormonal changes occurring a few days before the monthly period
- – use of antibiotics
- – use of some birth control pills
- – pregnancy
- – diabetes (“sugar” or “high blood sugar”)
- – clothing; wearing many tight layers or moist clothing in the genital area
- – weakened immune system – some drugs (such as chemotherapy or steroids) and medical conditions can weaken the body’s normal ability to fight infection. One of the most serious of these conditions is infection with the human immuno- deficiency virus (HIV- the virus that causes AIDS). Infection with HIV causes the person to be more likely to get infections, including vaginal yeast infections.
How can I tell that I have a vaginal yeast infection?
When you have a vaginal yeast infection, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
- – vaginal itching
- – discharge that may be thick, white, and lumpy like cottage cheese
- – vaginal soreness, irritation, or burning
- – 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.
What causes yeast infections?
Many things can change the balance of yeast organisms normally present in the vagina. If there are too many, it can trigger a yeast infection. Menstruation can be a trigger. Changes in hormone levels during a normal menstrual cycle can result in occasional or recurrent yeast infections.
Increased estrogen levels: Women who are taking birth control pills that have a high-dose of estrogen, as well as those on estrogen hormone therapy, are more susceptible to developing a yeast infection.
Pregnancy: Increased levels of estrogen during pregnancy make women more susceptible to recurrent yeast infections.
Antibiotics: Broad-spectrum antibiotics kill healthy lactobacillus bacteria in the vagina, which enables yeast to overgrow.
Diabetes: Whether controlled or uncontrolled, diabetes puts women at higher risk for developing a yeast infection.
Cancer Treatments: Undergoing chemotherapy treatments creates a greater risk of developing a yeast infection.
Impaired immune system: Women with weakened immunity from corticosteroid therapy or HIV infections are at greater risk for developing a yeast infection.
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.
Lastly, most yeast infections result from a type of Candida fungus known as Candida albicans, which is generally responsive to standard treatments, but other strains exist that are more resistant to common treatment options. If you experience any problems treating or curing your yeast infection, consult a healthcare professional.
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Other Vaginal Infections
Can I have more than one type of infection at one time?
Why should I be concerned about BV or trichomoniasis?
If left untreated, BV and Trichomoniasis may lead to a serious infection of the reproductive organs called pelvic inflammatory disease. BV and Trich may lead to complications in pregnant women, including serious infections and premature birth. Trich can also increase the risk of getting or spreading other sexually transmitted infections.For more information visit the CDC website on BV.
For more information visit the CDC website on trichomoniasis.
Are BV and trichomoniasis treated the same way as a yeast infection?
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.
Are all vaginal infections yeast infections?
No, in fact, the 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.