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Penile Yeast Infection Symptoms
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Probably safe: Best to wait until u r symptom free.
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!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Cream or oral med: Local antifungal cream will work most of the time, some time you may need oral diflucan (fucunozole).
When using canesten cream to treat my penile yeast infection should I apply it and roll foreskin back? Or let it dry first?
My penile head is dry and looks like old skin. Why and what can I do. Plus just finished on having a yeast infection. Doc told me today all is good?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist to have this evaluated.
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