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Wait 3 days to have sex after treatment for yeast infection and using condoms

I had a yeast infection and today is the last day of treatment.  I want to have sex and read online that you must wait 3 days after using Monistat or the condom will be ineffective against pregnancy and STDs.  What do they mean by 3 days?  72  hours? And does this mean there will be holes in the condom or it would be more susceptible to breakage?
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From Monistat's page -


Can I use a condom while treating my vaginal yeast infection?
Do not have vaginal intercourse while using MONISTAT®. When using MONISTAT® do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products. Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

My guess is that there are oils and other products in the treatment that will cause damage to the condom, probably tearing.

Also, let your body heal. If you still have any symptoms of the yeast infection, you shouldn't have sex. Your partner could get it, and then you'd end up just passing it back and forth. Even when using a condom, this could happen, as your skin will come into contact with his skin.

Hang in there. Yeast infections are no fun, but it will be over soon.
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Thank you but I was trying to figure out what is considered 3
days.  A complete 72 hours?  
Yes, a complete 72 hours.
Don't skirt the line.  Just wait.  There's no good reason to cut it close and risk condom failure.
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