Brownsville, TX
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a penile yeast infection and i bought miconazole my question is do i use the external cream or the vaginal suppositories?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Celestin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Outside only...: External cream, if fungicidal, can kill this rash within the next week or 2 at the most. (used twice a day). Be sure that your partner is completely clean and clear also, or the intercourse will be a medium to keep passing the yeast infection back and forth. OTC Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) works particularly well. Good luck.
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cream: Use the external cream twice daily for a week after the infection seems to be gone to get rid of microscopic residual yeast to avoid recurrence. Are you diabetic? Has your fasting blood sugar been checked? Please see your primary care doctor to seek out underlying causes of immunosuppression, including hiv. A yeast infection in a male 18 year old is unusual.
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Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith commented
Urology 37 years experience
Penile yeast infections are not uncommon if you are uncircumcised. Yeast grow in dark moist environments therefor under the foreskin is not uncommon location. It is usually effectively treated with topical Mycolog II ointment twice a day. Please see your primary care doc to confirm and start treatment
Aug 2, 2014
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
External cream: Use the external cream on the rash twice a day until resolved. If it is not clearing up see your doctor.
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