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Doctor insights on: Male Penis Yeast Infection

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 possible for neosporin to cause a yeast infection on male if applied to penis?

Is it possible for neosporin to cause a yeast infection on male if applied to penis?

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

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I have a male yeast infection what cream is safe for me to buy that is also safe to place on my penis tip. ?

I have a male yeast infection what cream is safe for me to buy that is also safe to place on my penis tip. ?

Balanitis: You should see a physician in person. Balanitis can be due to both bacterial and fungal sources, and it may indicate that your Type 2 Diabetes is out of control. Make sure you are safe by visiting your doctor, getting a diagnosis and the proper treatment which may include oral medication and/or a prescription strength cream. Good luck. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000862.htm ...Read more

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I believe i might have a male yeast infection on my penis. But it might not be that. Let's assume i use a yeast cream and dont have. Any side efx?

I believe i might have a male yeast infection on my penis. But it might not be that. Let's assume i use a yeast cream and dont have. Any side efx?

Unlikely : in general the topical medications have side effects due to allergic reaction of the components. I would try that if you wish that you may want to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

No & Yes: Yeast infection can cause skin irritation and redness. It does not usually change semen--that would more likely be a second infection (often occur in multiples)--possibly STD/STI if any risk. Recommend getting tested by your Dr or at Urgent Care. ...Read more

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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..

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

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Is it safe for men to use Monistat cream on penis and under foreskin for yeast infection?

Antifungal: Monistat is an antifungal cream used for treating yeast infections as long as the infection is properly diagnosed by your doctor. So yes it is safe on penis but as noted earlier see your doctor for proper diagnosis and selection of therapy appropriate for your case. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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