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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?

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

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Is it possible to get penile infection from someone who has a yeast infection?

Is it possible to get penile infection from someone who has a yeast infection?

Not likely: It can occur if there is abrasion to the skin of the penis, but more commonly, men have the skin colonized without symptoms, and then are capable of reinfecting their sexual partners. ...Read more

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Is a systemic yeast infection rare? And can a penile yeast infection turn into one

Not common: Systemic fungal infections are not common in people with normal immune systems. They can occur, but more commonly occur in people who have underlying problems, already sick debilitated, etc etc. A local skin yeast infection like on your penis would not turn into a systemic one. ...Read more

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What treatments are out there for a penile yeast infection?

Cream or oral med: Local antifungal cream will work most of the time, some time you may need oral diflucan (fucunozole). ...Read more

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I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.

Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...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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Can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Azo pills for penile yeast infection? Which medication is recommended for that kind of thing?

Yeast: Azo pills are not helpful for skin infections even when it involves the penis. Topical anti fungal creams like Nystatin are generally the most helpful. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

No, not related: Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis. A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer. ...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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What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

Herpes vs yeast: Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. ...Read more

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I was treated for penile yeast infection, I was given steroid creams to treat it and have thinned skin and discoloration. How do I heal the skin?

I was treated for penile yeast infection, I was given steroid creams to treat it and have thinned skin and discoloration. How do I heal the skin?

Why steroids?: A yeast infection should never be treated with a steroid cream, which is just food for fungus. High potency steroids are bad for delicate skin on the genitals and face, as they can cause thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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How to know if I have penile yeast infection, sometimes it stings at the tip of the penis on the head?

Medical eval to: Rule out a # of causes would be needed. Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have penile yeast infection, sometimes it stings at the tip of the penis on the head?

Here are some. ..: Having a direct look at the site of your concern will reveal if stinging at penile tip is yeast-related or not or something alse. So, have a urologist take a look. For the time being, apply antifungal-steroid cream 1-2 times lightly for 3-5 days after cleansing and drying and see if your concern may improve. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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I have been battling penile dermatitis for a months day and I used vulva yeast infection cream and it brought relief temporarily what does that mean?

I have been battling penile dermatitis for a months day and I used vulva yeast infection cream and it brought relief temporarily what does that mean?

Penile rash: If the cream provided relief then you might have a simple fungal infection. This can be resolved with antifungal topical medication. If not, see a GP or Dermatologist to verify diagnosis. ...Read more

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Used lotrimin (clotrimazole) af to treat possible penile yeast infection and now I have severe pain during urination?

Used lotrimin (clotrimazole) af to treat possible penile yeast infection and now I have severe pain during urination?

Exam needed: There are several possible causes for your symptoms, including STD. You will need to see a health care provider for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more