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How To Cure Penile Yeast Infection
Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can. There is itching, dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open.
Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated
retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry
prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more
Several: Pain, rash and bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Garlic is fungicidal. To treat penile yeast infections a man can eat fresh garlic twice a day or take garlic supplements. Sometimes a slice of fresh garlic is rubbed onto the effected area directly. (use a small test dose to ensure that it does not irritate the skin). There is are no clinical trials on this use of yeast. Monistat can also be used. ...Read more
Not likely: It can occur if there is abrasion to the skin of the penis, but more commonly, men have the skin colonized without symptoms, and then are capable of reinfecting their sexual partners. ...Read more
Not common: Systemic fungal infections are not common in people with normal immune systems. They can occur, but more commonly occur in people who have underlying problems, already sick debilitated, etc etc. A local skin yeast infection like on your penis would not turn into a systemic one. ...Read more
Probably safe: Best to wait until u r symptom free. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Azo pills for penile yeast infection? Which medication is recommended for that kind of thing?
I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.
Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
No, not related: Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis. A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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