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Is it possible to get penile infection from someone who has a yeast infection?

Is it possible to get penile infection from someone who has a yeast infection?

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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Can a man get a penile yeast infection? What can be done for it?

Can a man get a penile yeast infection?  What can be done for it?

Yeast infection: Yes under foreskin and on glands penis red irritated with itching common. Soap water and otc preparation with Clotrimazole effective. ...Read more

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What is the BEST way to get rid of male yeast infection on penis?

If you are sure: That is what it is lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied 3 times a day should work. If it doesn't it's not yeast . ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection , after intercourse with my boyfriend he has bumps and flaky skin on his penis did he get the yeast also ?

I have a yeast infection , after intercourse with my boyfriend he has bumps and flaky skin on his penis did he get the yeast also ?

Probably not...: Just clean and wash the penis after coitus, and see... But don't over-cleanse to cause skin irritation. If any doubt, see, talk, and work with local physician timely and coherently. Best luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend went down on me and had sex with me the other day. I just realized that I have a yeast infection. Will he get it in his mouth and penis?!

YEAST: It is unlikely to survive in those places as well as it does naturally in the vagina and will not likely cause symptoms or issues. Yeast is in the normal flora of the vagina and skin in general even without an overgrowth or infection. ...Read more

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I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

Here are some ...: For average healthy men, the steps of skin care are: first, keep the skin clean and dry with good ventilation, especially in the sites with deep skin folds such as armpits, external genital regions; second, judiciously apply anti-fungal-steroid cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 1-2 weeks; third, always practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. Best wish ... ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more