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Do men get yeast infections like women do?

Do men get yeast infections like women do?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 harmful if a man performs oral on a woman with a yeast infection? Could he get thrush

Is it harmful if a man performs oral on a woman with a yeast infection? Could he get thrush

No: Studies do, however suggest that application of saliva to the vulvovaginal area may "disrupt the balance" of candida to other resident organisms and immune components, predisposing you to candidal/yeast infections. Any risk for you or your partner may also be related to your immune system. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast infection?

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

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How do men get treated for yeast infections?

How do men get treated for yeast infections?

Tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. 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 typical is it for men to get yeast infections?

Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men get an oral yeast infection?

Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of yeast include using antibiotics, having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, & being overweight. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which men get a yeast infection?

What is the mechanism by which men get a yeast infection?

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

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

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