Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Femiclear?

What is FemiClear?
FemiClear is a two-day yeast infection treatment (sometimes referred to as FemiClear 2 or FemiClear 2-Day) that is formulated as a homeopathic cure using just 4 all-natural and organic ingredients.
Do I need a prescription for FemiClear
No, the beauty of FemiClear is that you do not need a prescription to purchase it as it is an over-the-counter-product.
What sets FemiClear apart from other OTC Treatments?
Not only is FemiClear an all-natural, organic alternative to harsh chemical cures, testing by Nelson Laboratories (a reputable, independent third party) confirmed that FemiClear is the shortest and most effective OTC treatment on the market beating out all Monistat products and Vagistat 3.
What are the benefits of FemiClear over an oral prescription?
FemiClear antifungal is prescription strength and available without a pharmacist, so women who know the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection don’t need to visit a doctor for treatment saving time and money. FemiClear is also a topical treatment that can provide immediate symptom relief and attack the infection at the source unlike the oral prescription provided by doctors.
What are the active ingredients in FemiClear?
FemiClear is made with just 4 all-natural ingredients including oxygenated olive oil, calendula, melaluca, and lavender.
Is FemiClear a certified, registered product in the US?
Yes. FemiClear is registered in the FDA National Drug Code Directory and contains certified organic and all-natural ingredients.
Why is it called FemiClear
FemiClear is a blend of science and nature, so we combined the terms feminine and clear to help demonstrate that.

Instructions for Use

How do I use FemiClear Vaginal Ointment?
Break the product seal with the pointed end of the tube’s cap. Insert the open end of the tube into the supplied applicator, filling it all the way. Insert the applicator into the vagina as far back as it will comfortably go. This is best done while lying on your back with your knees bent. Push the applicator’s plunger into the barrel to insert the ointment. Remove the applicator and throw in the trash (do not flush). Lay down as soon as possible for as long as possible to prevent leakage (it is recommended to use FemiClear only at bedtime). Repeat 24 hours later.
Can I use FemiClear while on my period?
FemiClear can be used during your period. In fact, menstrual cycles typically play a factor in the overgrowth of yeast leading to an infection. However, do not insert a tampon or cup while using FemiClear as it may remove or displace some of the ointment.
What time of day should I use FemiClear?
We recommend only using FemiClear at night before bed as the risk of product leakage is minimized while lying down.
Can I exercise while using FemiClear?
Due to the risk of product leakage, we recommend only using FemiClear at bedtime. However, you can continue your workout routine during the day before inserting FemiClear.
Is FemiClear safe to use while pregnant?
If you are pregnant and believe you have a yeast infection, consult your prenatal healthcare provider before using at home treatment.
Will I experience any side effects while using FemiClear
A mild increase in vaginal burning, itching or irritation may occur when you first insert FemiClear. Stop using FemiClear products and consult your healthcare professional if you have abdominal pain, headache, hives, skin rash, or if you have severe vaginal burning, itching, irritation, or swelling.
What If I’m still experiencing symptoms?
If you’re still experiencing symptoms after the third day of treatment, stop using FemiClear and consult your healthcare professional.
Can I stop using FemiClear if my symptoms clear up before the second day?
No. We recommend the product be used as directed so that it can fully take care of the infection.
How can I use FemiClear for external symptoms?
Squeeze a small amount of ointment onto your fingertips and apply to the irritated area. Repeat as needed for instant relief.

All About Yeast Infections

Do external vaginal pain relievers treat vaginal yeast infections?
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.
Can I transfer my yeast infection to my partner?
Vaginal yeast infections aren’t often spread during sex, but it is possible in some instances. 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.
Are yeast infections considered STIs?
While on a rare occasion a yeast infection can be spread through intercourse, it is not an STI. Yeast infections develop due to an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina that could be caused by hormonal changes associated with pregnancy or menstrual cycle. Other causes can include diabetes (frequent yeast infections), antibiotic use, or a weakened immune system. Seek a healthcare professional if both you and your partner are experiencing a rash, itching, or discomfort in the genitals.
Can I use a condom while treating my vaginal yeast infection?
Do not 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. Furthermore, the FemiClear formula may damage condoms and diaphragms leaving you at risk for pregnancy and STI’s.
When can I resume sexual activity after using FemiClear?
You can resume having sex after 7 days if your symptoms have been relieved.
Do antibiotics cause yeast infections?
Certain drugs, including antibiotics, may make it more likely for you to get a yeast infection as antibiotics eliminate both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in your body. The elimination of bacteria allows yeast to overgrow which causes the infection. If you are taking antibiotics, do not stop taking them without first consulting a healthcare professional.
Can pregnancy cause vaginal yeast infections?
Women who are pregnant are more likely to get a vaginal yeast infection due to the increased estrogen levels. If you are pregnant and think you have a vaginal yeast infection, talk to your healthcare professional before using any product to treat the infection.
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.

What is a vaginal yeast infection?
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.

Myths

How do Probiotics work?
The body, including the vagina and urinary tract, contains complex finely balanced ecosystems where beneficial bacteria keep disease-causing organisms in check. When these systems are thrown out of balance, the result can be conditions like urinary tract infections, yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Probiotics introduce friendly bacteria into the body.
Does eating yogurt help cure a vaginal yeast infection?
There is no convincing evidence that eating foods with lactobacillus organisms, such as yogurt or acidophilus milk, will cure a vaginal yeast infection.

Other Vaginal Infections

Can I have more than one type of infection at one time?
Yes. In one study 21.1% of the women with presumed yeast infection actually had mixed infection (a combination of yeast or bacterial infection and/or Trichomoniasis).
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.

Why is vaginal acidity (pH) important?
Normal vaginal bacteria produce factors that keep the vaginal environment slightly acidic. The acidic environment helps suppress the overgrowth of abnormal bacteria. When abnormal bacteria overgrow or parasitic infections like Trichomoniasis become established, this results in abnormal vaginal acidity — yeast infections usually do not result in a change in vaginal acidity (pH).

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