Pros: Works well for Vaginal Yeast Infections and Ringworm
I haven't had a yeast infection since I was in college. I remember being very afraid to go to the doctor because I knew something was wrong, and he immediately prescribed me some Monistat and told me to use it for a few days and my symptoms would go away. Having never had a yeast infection before in my life, I was quite frankly terrified. I went and got the prescription filled and used one the seven enclosed syringe-tubes each day. I inserted the tubes into my vagina and the itching and burning stopped. After that, it seemed like every time I went on antibiotics I would get a yeast infection, which is very common I know.
Monistat became legal to buy over the counter and I was thrilled to not have to go to the doctor for that embarrassing situation. Monistat works, it's completely effective and it will take your yeast infections as well as your most uncomfortable symptoms away.
Cut to 20 years later and I notice my son has big round welts on his arm. I took one look at it and I said 'That's ringworm.' He said that his coach made all of the lineman drink from their own bottles because 'every one of them had ringworm.' The kids just figured they had open sores or wounds kept playing. Apparently it's very common for athletes, especially football players and wrestlers to contract ring worm from wrestling matches (the pads), and the turf.
My son was absolutely shocked that I brought home Monistat for him to put on his elbows and arms where the ringworm was. 'YOU ARE NOT PUTTING VAGINA CREAM ON ME MOM.' When I finally calmed him down, we had him take a shower and we generously applied Monistat where he had broken out. I did this for about three days and the Ringworm was completely gone and vanished.
Of course, I am not telling people that they shouldn't go to a doctor to get the proper diagnoses, I am just mentioning that this stuff is awesome for killing yeast infections and awesome for killing ringworm. It's a staple in my house, and one that I didn't know could be used for anything more than the big Y. Very glad to have it.
The cost of Monistat 7 is about $11-12 dollars and you can find it in any major store or pharmacy.