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How To Get Rid Of A Male Yeast Infection
How do you get rid of a male yeast infection? He tried diflucan, (fluconazole) OTC creams, & perscription cremes & now the herbal remedies. None has worked.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast 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. If diagnosis is not certain - see a doctor for eval. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Male yeast infection help! i'm a male and i've had a yeast infection for two years. Nothing seems to get rid of it. I've taken frequent trips to the doctor and he keeps prescribing chlotrimazole cream which is not working. I've tried coconut oil
Recurrent : Recurrent yeast infections can be a sign of diabetes or immune deficiencies. You should have a complete history and physical to make sure this is not the issue. On the other hand, is it possible that a sexual partner could have an untreated yeast infection which is causing the reoccurence. Your doctor may need to put you on an oral medication called Diflucan (fluconazole) once a week for about 4 weeks or so. Lastly consider it is not a yeast infection and possibly an allergic reaction to some type of soap, lotion, or cream you are using on your penis. Best of luck. ...Read more
Used canesten cream to get rid of my male yeast infection. Now my penis tip has gone red. Mainly around urethra. burns to pee sometimes. Help please ?
Allergy to the cream: I think you have an allergy to this product-not sure if you have other known allergies? Generally clotrimazole is well tolerated and will wipe out a localized fungal infection, but there's other stuff in the cream you could be allergic to. Best to show the rash to a doc and monitor for any worsening. The cream also contains benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, and octyldodecanol among other chems ...Read more
I assume you have: One recurrently? And sure it's yeast? If u wear a thong it's gotta go. Vaginal yeast comes from the rectum. Too much shaving removes a barrier, don't know what to tell u there. You cannot eliminate yeast, you gotta keep it from getting into and growing in the vagina. I will give my patients refills of Diflucan (fluconazole) if recurrent, the introduction may be coming via intercourse, try to shower first. ...Read more
Yeast infection: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more
"Azole" drug: If you've had a vaginal yeast infection before and now have same symptoms (mostly itching, not discharge), then try an over-the-counter treatment -- choose a product with active ingredient ending in "azole", e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole, etc. If main symptom is discharge and sexually active, probably not yeast, maybe STD. If any doubt at all, you have to see a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more
Med usually best: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of ...Read more
Tips: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
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