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Can Uncircumcised Men Get Yeast Infections
My husband is uncircumcised and has a yeast infection. Is he able to use monistat? Or is there anything he can do to help get rid of it?
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
My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?
Recurrent yeast: Vaginal yeasts are rarely acquired from other persons. Yeasts are normal in our intestines and often in the vagina. New yeast symptoms are not from a new infection, but because your own natural yeast has grown to increased numbers and/or the body is having an allergy-like reaction to it. If symptoms recur frequently, talk with your doc about preventing them with a diflucan (fluconazole) dose once a week. ...Read more
Yes: Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men, the yeast will grow externally and is known as jock itch. Any patches of redness that itches on the skin, I would have a clinician check out. ...Read more
Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?
Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women. ...Read more
Partner: One way is through sexual contact with their partner. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease but can be spread back & forth. ...Read more
Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more
Male Yeast Infection:
Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as Monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor.
If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. ...Read more
Having unprotected sex with two different men, I always get yeast infections. Why? And what can I do to prevent it?
There could be several causes for this. It could be coincidental to sex...And be from something else you are ingesting. It could be irritation from the lubricant or the condom.
You may be allergic to something and the irritation in the vaginal cavity reacts with a yeast overgrowth.
Your gynecologist may need to do some testing and to put you on effective treatment. ...Read more
Does vaginal yeast infection pass on to men during sex? Will it harm them? If yes, what's their treatment to get rid of it. Just asking for knowledge
It can happen: Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted to partners, but usually is not. When it happens, it usually causes minor irritation or a rash that goes away without treatment. But in more severe cases, the male can share his female partner's vaginal yeast cream; a little bit rubbed into the irritated area will clear it up. ...Read more
Definitely: It happens all the time. Couples can "ping-pong" the infection back and forth. Both need to be treated and cured at the same time. ...Read more