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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection on a penis?

What are the symptoms of a yeast infection on a penis?

Burning, itching: A yeast infection of the skin of the groin, called tinea cruris, presents as intensely red, itchy, with occasionally in burning pain sensation. If you know someone with these symptoms, have him evaluated by a physician. Hygiene, keeping the area clean and dry, wearing loose, breathable fabrics, and use of prescription topical antifungal medications are necessary to control the infection. ...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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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?

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

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Penile yeast infection for 7 months won't go away?

See you doctor: See your dermatologist, this may be something else. A yeast infection should have resolved if treated properly. There are other conditions that can appear that way. Your dermatologist can give you an exact diagnosis and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a penile yeast infection with garlic?

Yes: Garlic is fungicidal. To treat penile yeast infections a man can eat fresh garlic twice a day or take garlic supplements. Sometimes a slice of fresh garlic is rubbed onto the effected area directly. (use a small test dose to ensure that it does not irritate the skin). There is are no clinical trials on this use of yeast. Monistat can also be used. ...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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Can a penile yeast infection turn into a systemic yeast infection?

Generally not: Unless you have a life-threatening immune deficiency. Your yeast infection does, however, need to be treated -- and your sexual partner or partners need to be treated at the same time to avoid reinfection. ...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


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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