I had a very small yeast infection, and it seemed to go away on its own. But the other day my boyfriend and I had sex, which was my first time. I knew that pain during your first time was common for most people. But .. I'm gonna say about 45 minutes to an hour had passed (after we finished) my vagina got really irritated. It actually felt exactly like the very first yeast infection I ever had, which was incredibly annoying. I told my mom and she went and bought a generic version of Monistat, which I really don't usually like the generic brands, I've found in the past that it hasn't even completely gotten rid of the yeast infection before. But anyway she got me the 3-day treatment, and I've used 2 days of it so far. Usually when I use Monistat the irritation starts to fade away a great deal even after the first day, but it's hardly changed at all and it's been 2 days of treatment. I know it has to be a yeast infection, because I've had them before and this feels like the first one I had. But it's just being incredibly stubborn and it wont go away. I've been applying the cream throughout the day and the treatments at night before bed, and drying after showers and everything. I've even been using K-Y Jelly occasionally. Could it just be that the treatment I bought is a rip off? I mean, it was about 8 dollars less than the 3-day Monistat treatment so my Mom wanted to get it. But I really haven't seen any results at all. Could I just be irritated from my first time?
To be honest, I wouldn't go with anything less than the 7 day treatment for a yeast infection, regardless of the brand. My doctor told me NEVER the 3 or 1 day treatments because there is such a concentration of medicine in it, that if it is not administered perfectly, it worsens the yeast infection.
At this point...I would go to the doc to clear it up. They'll give you the happy pill, and you'll be happy.
Did you use a condom with any sort of lubrication? Sometimes, women have to get used to the condom. Are you allergic to latex or anything? Also, did you urinate after you were done having sex? Many women get infections from sex (yeast and bladder), and urinating helps prevent these infections.
I wouldn't worry about the sex causing the yeast infection. Just get it cleared up by the doc, and don't have sex (or do anythign sexual, really) until it's all cleared up!
Also, sex (especially your first time, if you weren't well lubricated) you might have small tears and irritation in the vagina, which could feel like an infection. Are you having any discharge at all? That's usually the telltale sign of a yeast infection.
There is no difference generic vs. name brand. But I agree, 7 day treatment is what I would go with.