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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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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 untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Can untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Not a normal man: A yeast infection from the common candida yeast, growing on the penis of an otherwise normal, healthy man... Will not kill him. He will have itchy, irritated skin, and will want to treat it with an anti-fungal cream to get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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

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 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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Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If you have a fungal infection then this may very well work for you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a penile yeast infection ?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a penile yeast infection ?

Appearance of skin: Yeast infections have a particular pattern and distribution, usually small areas of redness with 'satellite' lesions of smaller areas of redness. These infections usually occur in uncircumcised or diabetic men or men with compromised immune systems. ...Read more

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Can a male die from penile yeast infection?

Can a male die from penile yeast infection?

Next to impossible: Fortunately! unless you are immunosupressed on chemotherapy or HIV positive there is nothing to worry. Local treatment should fix it easily. ...Read more

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What can be done for a penile yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: First of all, yeast infection should be documented by a dermatological test such as a KOH smear. Once established, anti-yeast creams or oral medications may be used. Since yeast loves humid environment, avoidance of moisture should be pursued. ...Read more

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Can a male have penile yeast infection for years?

Can a male have penile yeast infection for years?

Yeast and Men: Not likely. But, the most common long term skin problem for men is psoriasis or eczema. Have you shown your problem to a physician? ...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