I had a yeast infection for about 2 months. During that time I used Monistat 1 the 3 day ovule's. Then I tried Monistat 3 day cream. They helped but I still had something. I also used a pill that is suppose to balance your yeast. Still had burning and itching. So I went to the doctor. Spent the money and she just told me to try another OTC cream. But this cream Clotrimazole 3 worked extremely well. It is a vaginal cream for yeast infections. It comes with the cream and 3 applicators. You apply the cream for 3 consecutive nights. You fill the applicator's from the tube of cream. It was very easy to do and not messy like you would think. It is a little uncomfortable to use and a little hard to push the cream out. But probably less mess than the Monistat. I had no discharge of the cream on my underpants, and no other mess. I would say that the cream does take a while to absorb, but that's why it works so well. I did have some cream escape when using the bathroom but nothing to bad. I am really glad that my doctor had me try this cream. Just wished I didn't have to pay for her to suggest it. It stopped the burning and the itching. After 2 months I was so relieved. You should go to your doctor if your yeast infection continues and/or lasts for longer than 2 months. If you need relief use Clotrimazole 3!