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How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection?  Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

Pattern : Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of male yeast infection before treatment?

What are symptoms of male yeast infection before treatment?

Mouth,skin&genitals: Male yeast infection is not not that common in men with intact immune symptoms, it can happen in any part of body but more common in mouth, skin and genitalia oral yeast is called thrush and in skin can cause rash penile yeast infectionis irritation, itching, and soreness of head of penis and may show white blisters and redness.It may also cause burning durind urination and it is called balanitis. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection be transmitted sexually? And if so, are symptoms the same for males and females? Same treatment ?

Can a vaginal yeast infection be transmitted sexually? And if so, are symptoms the same for males and females? Same treatment ?

Possible but limited: Men can contact a yeast infection and it can irritate locally but since the environment is so different the infection usually does off on its own in a day or so. They dont usually require treatment. Uncircumcised men can have more trouble with an infection but i usually have their partner use the cream and be intimate to treat both parties. ...Read more

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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?

I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?

Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?

Yeast vaginitis: The presence of a cottage cheese like material in your vagina suggests there may still be a yeast infection, especially if you did not continue the original treatment for at least a week. A second round of treatment may make sense, or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats treatment of yeast infection in men?

Antifungal antibioti: The treatment is contriverial as some recommend local anti yeast antibiotics like cream or oral lozences, and others feel you need systemic antibiotics like Diflucan (fluconazole) .Other recommendatios keep the area dry both sex partners should be treated herbal remedies like gentian violet, organic coconut oil. ...Read more

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Describe treatment for yeast infection in men?

Oral: Best treatment is oral medicine like Diflucan (fluconazole) unless limited only to rash on the skin. Topical rashes can be treated with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for male yeast infection?

What is the treatment for male yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: There is nothing different for male or female yeast infection. Commonly it refers to candida infection, which can be mild eg oral thrush in a baby, or candida in blood or catheter of a seriously ill patient. Other terminology used for yeast infection are: mycosis, fungal/tinea infection, etc. Treatment depends on site, severity and type of species. Your painful urination needs evaluation by md. ...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