iCliniq logo

Ask a Doctor Online Now

HomeAnswersObstetrics and GynecologycandidiasisCan I use Clotrimazole cream for my vaginal infection?

How to use Clotrimazole cream for a vaginal infection?

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At September 9, 2021
Reviewed AtJanuary 18, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 20-years-old female. I am diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection. Doctor gave me Clotrimazole cream, but she did not tell me when to use and how much time I should keep it in my vagina, and should I wash it after some time? Please tell me when I should apply it and how much time I should keep it in my vagina. And also, should I leave it like that or wash it after application?

Please reply.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Candid-V cream (Clotrimazole) for vaginal use comes with a vaginal applicator. So, kindly buy it with a vaginal applicator. With the applicator, fill up to the mark on it. Before applying, wash your intimate area and pat dry it. Lie down on the bed on your back with legs folded at knee and hip and then insert the applicator into the vaginal canal and push the plunger to release the cream into the vaginal cavity. Also, apply locally around the vaginal opening. You do not have to wash the cream as it will get absorbed into the skin. This has to be done thrice daily for seven days.

I hope this was useful.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston
Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Obstetrics and Gynecology

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy