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Can a guy use triamcinolone to get rid of infection, yeast infection?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No.: Triamcinolone is a steroid. It can alleviate the itching and redness of a yeast infection temporarily, but many times the yeast infection gets worse. You need an anti-fungal medication to properly treat a yeast infection. You can find some preparations over the counter; stronger ones need a prescription. Hope this helps!

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How could a guy tell if he has a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sxs for male: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. He may need to seek medical eval if he has not had a yeast infection before.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do you know if a guy has a yeast infection?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
YEAST: Red itchy spots or scaling rash usually on the glans and the foreskin.
Saginaw, MI
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can a guy have a yeast infection ? If so how do they treat it ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Jock Itch: Yes. Of course. All humans can get a fungal or yeast infection. There are powders, sprays, creams and ointments to treat fungus available at any store selling over the counter medications.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can someone get rid of yeast infection by themself?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. 8. Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead). 10. Always wipe anterior to posterior (urination or defecation). 11. Insure there is adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics & for at least 4 weeks afterwards. 13. Reduce junk sugar in your diet. 14. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or Kefir. 15. Yogurt with live cultures can be placed in the vagina (some say it helps but there is not clear research to back claims currently). 16. Discuss use of Vitamin E with your physician (topical, oral or vaginal) 17. Discuss options like garlic or tea tree oil with your physician before trying. If you have consistent yeast infections or 4 or more infections per year – you should be evaluated by your doctor. If you are pregnant – don’t try any alternative treatments without discussing with your obstetrician. If you have diabetes, HIV or other causes of poor immunity – it is important that you discuss your yeast infections with your physician. If your yeast infection does not improve with over the counter medications or home remedies- it is time to see your physician.
Apr 27, 2013

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