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Causes Of Yeast Infection In Males
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
Where is it?: Do you have thrush in your mouth? Diarrhea? A rash? Any or all of these can be caused by a yeast infection after antibiotic use. Since you specify "male, " I am guessing that you have a rash in the genital area. Use an over-the-counter fungal cream and see if that helps. Nystatin or clotrimazole can help, for itch relief sooner can mix it half and half with hydrocortisone cream: 7 days max. ...Read more
I'm a 29 year old male. WBC is 11.4 10.8 is normal. Can a yeast infection cause this? Doctor says not to worry. No fever or anything all other tests ok
Do not worry:
11.4 WBC, without symptoms in not be concerned about.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No it will not: No it will not make it worse. ...Read more
Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex from a male. Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area.?
Staph: No. But it promotes staph infections since most staph now are resistant to neosporin and this product should be thrown away and never used again. ...Read more
Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?
How do you diagnose a yeast infection in males? I had unprotected sex with my gf while she thought she had a Y.I. Now I have white spots on my penis..
Swab: Men can have candida infection of the penis and it is called balanitis. It typically manifest as white itchy patches on the glans of the penis. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may swab around glans penis and under the foreskin, and send this sample for laboratory culture of the organism and the typical microscopic appearance of the spores and hyphae ...Read more
Topical anti-fungals: You can try topical anti-fungal creams or lotions available over-the-counter at pharmacies (you can ask the pharmacist for advice) or try anti-fungal herbs like tea tree oil or neem oil- whatever you use, need to apply it 2-3 x/day for a couple of months. Avoid sweets, which tend to worsen fungal infections. If this doesn't do the trick then see a doctor. ...Read more
Got my first yeast infection 3 months ago and I keep getting them every month, I’ve been to dr got medicine. What could cause this?
Hard to say: The yeast is a normal component of poop. The proximity of the vagina to the anus makes cross contamination easy. Yeast thrives on glucose, which is present in vaginal fluid & even higher amounts if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Toileting or sexual practices may make you more prone to recurrence. Yeast is always around, even in the dust, so you won't escape it. ...Read more
Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Tx: Drug store. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...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
Hi, Thank you for your question.
A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. ...Read more
Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more
Yes: Certainly can contribute.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
A fungal infection:
Several factors can cause yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal bacteria and fungi (flora) is disrupted, typically due to antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more
Yeast infection: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
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