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Doctor insights on: Male Yeast Infection Vs Jock Itch

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Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

My answer is over: Simplified. Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea cruris. It can cause an area of red skin that burns or itches.It is more often seen in men. A yeast infection is caused by a different fungus called candida albicans. It is often seen as an vaginal infection in women. Sxs of yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning ; clumpy, white non-odorous discharge. ...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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Can jock itch medication work for a male yeast infection?

Can jock itch medication work for a male yeast infection?

YES: 'jock itch' is usually caused by a yeast infection and the medications for that do treat yeast. So the answer is yes! ...Read more

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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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My vagina burns its not an std, yeast infection or UTI infection?

My vagina burns its not an std, yeast infection or UTI infection?

Vulvodynia?: If common causes of vaginal discomfort have been ruled out a gyn should be consulted. ...Read more

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Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Triamcinolone: This steroid cream would not treat anal yeast infections, and in fact might make them worse. If, however, used in conjunction with an antifungal preparation it may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with yeast infections. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Does mycolog II cream cure yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections : Mycolog ii is an anti-fungal and is used for yeast infections. If your treatment fails to relieve your symptoms, you may have BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is usually treated with Flagyl pills/gel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream. See your doc if your symptoms persist for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Does a male yeast infection mean hiv?

No: Males can have fungal / yeast infections without being severely immunocompromised. However, if you have risk factors or are concerned, an HIV test should be recommended to answer that question. ...Read more

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Docs, could a man use terazol (terconazole) 7 for a penile yeast infection?

See answer : Though only tested and FDA-approved for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, it most likely would be equally effective in treating a documented yeast infection of the penis. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate or ketoconazole cream better for yeast infection in penis?

Is clobetasol propionate or ketoconazole cream better for yeast infection in penis?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Will nystatin cure an anal yeast infection? And what are symptoms of a anal yeast infection

Oral Nystatin: Oral Nystatin will kill the yeast living in your digestive system and that recontaminates the affected area. Probiotics, yogurt & acidophilus milk will provide bacteria to help restore microbiological balance to the gut. If this doesn't work it may be time to see a physician to check your immune system. ...Read more

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Can Metro gel make yeast infection vaginal worsen? My gyno thinks both bacterial/ vaginal.Was on 10 days on terconizale for yeast. Why is yeast wors

Yeast and BV: Yes antibiotic gel can make vaginal yeast worse. If you too 10 days of yeast cream though it should get better. Retesting is needed to determine which infection is present now and what medication is needed. ...Read more

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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