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Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If i dont have yeast infection can it cause one?wat happn

Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If i dont have yeast infection can it cause one?wat happn

Would be safe,...: ...but why would you consider it if you don't have a yeast infection? Certainly the drug itself cannot cause a yeast infection. Even if a sex partner has a vaginal yeast infection, you probably don't need treatment yourself. Yeasts are normal on our skin, genital area, inside our intestines, etc, and people don't usually catch it from their partners or anyone else. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is it possible for a man to have a yeast infection that he doesn't know about?

Is it possible for a man to have a yeast infection that he doesn't know about?

Yes he can.: Infections by 'candida albicans' (more commonly, a yeast infection) can occur anywhere on a person where it is dark and moist, including mouth, vagina, and underneath large areas of sagging skin. While vaginal yeast infections are fairly common, persons with diabetes or with an immune deficiency of some sort are more prone to oral candidiasis. See a doctor for this condition, as it is treatable. ...Read more

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How are men decolonized & treated for yeast infection so they don't re-infect their partner?

How are men decolonized & treated for yeast infection so they don't re-infect their partner?

See answer: Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted infections. Although yeast infections may spread from one sexual partner to the other, it's rare and in vast majority of women who have recurrent yeast infections, it has nothing to do with male partner, yeast infections primarily occur in uncircumcised men and common in diabetics. Proper hygiene and topical/oral antifungals used to treat. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast infection?

Can men get yeast infection?

Yes: This is more likely in men who are not circumcised. ...Read more

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Where can a man get yeast infection?

Where can a man get yeast infection?

Anywhere: A man can get a yeast infection in and around the penis, groin area, between his toes or anywhere on the body that is warm and moist. ...Read more

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How is yeast infection diagnosed in men?

Yeast: Yeast has a characteristic appearance under microscope. Your doctor may choose to examine a scrapping under the microscope, in complex cases send a culture out to see if yeast grows in a petri dish, or just treat empirically based on your history and his exam. If the treatment works, diagnosis confirmed! the location, severity, and medical history will determine which method to use. ...Read more

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How often can men have a yeast infection?

How often can men have a yeast infection?

Rare: If they have a moisture problem arounf there genitals it is possible, but not likely. ...Read more

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So where all can a man have yeast infection?

So where all can a man have yeast infection?

Usually genital: Moist penital areas, under foreskin, on & under penis & scrotum, groin & buttock creases, pubic and abdominal skin folds. More common in diabetics, subjects with compromised immunity, on long term antibiotics or with hiv. ...Read more

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How do men medically treat a yeast infection?

How do men medically treat a yeast infection?

Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

I : I would like to help you but i cannot understand your question.. Could you please restate it? ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more