Walgreens Miconazole 3 Vaginal Antifungal Reviews
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***A Fungus Amongus***
Just when the weather turned 100 degrees, I had neglected my maintenance yogurt, proceeded to sweat up a storm, and came down with a roaring yeast infection. I always keep a pack or two of treatments in my medicine cupboard. This time, I used **Walgreen's Miconazole 3 Vaginal Antifungal Cream **in the form of **3 Prefilled Applicators plus External Vulvar Cream. **This was new to me, and to say I'm sorry I used it is a *huge* understatement.
On Day 1 of the three day treatment, I itched and burned a little more after using the first of **3 Prefilled Applicators**. On Day 2, the infection symptoms lessened during the day, but the itching and burning sensation after Application 2 was far worse than the day before.
I decided to apply the **External Vulvar Cream **to alleviate the external discomfort. Immediately afterword? A *long, slow burn* that showed no sign of abating. I relieved this side effect using a washcloth and cold water as a compress. It took me better than an hour to fall asleep, lying on the bed *with *my knees and feet in what yoga practitioners know as *Bound Angel* position.
Any half-bright person should have recognized that something odd was going on, right? Wrong. I am at least half bright (most of the time), but I went ahead and used the third applicatorful of **Miconazole** on Night 3.
***Fright night!*** I leaped off the bed yelling ah-ah-ah, rushed into the bathroom, started filling the tub with cold water, and jumped in with my nightgown on. Fanning water at myself, I calmed this mini-inferno of burn-and-burn only slightly. I jumped out, took an allergy pill and a half *Xanax* then jumped back in, my soaking nightgown trailing water behind me. Near total relief was *hours* in coming.
***Two Preparations for the Future***
It's simple really. ***1) ***A seven day course of yeast infection meds has less potency than a three-day course. For someone with allergies and sensitive skin, going the seven-day route makes a lot more sense than a three-day (or God forbid, *one-day*) intensive treatment.
A pharmacist once told me that less than a full applicator will generally work just fine since much of what's in the full applicator exits almost immediately. So... ***2)*** I had never before used pre-filled applicators and hope never to again. If I purchase a pack with the cream and the applicators separate from each other, *I *can control the amount of cream I use.
It's still not clear to me exactly what I was sensitive to, but it was probably the active ingredient *Miconazole Nitrate 4%* (200mg in each applicator). Others do fine with this med. Those of us with allergies and sensitivity issues need to stay aware, know our bodies, and, yes, realize that we are *different*.