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Hi there what are the symptoms of penis thrush redness of the glans?

Hi there what are the symptoms of penis thrush redness of the glans?

Thrush and others: If you are uncircumcised, a yeast infection (thrush) could do this, but so could be "nonspecific" banalitis, bacterial overgrowth, or other causes. Best to be professionally evaluated. Or you could try simple hygiene first -- retract foreskin and wash with soap and water twice a day -- then get care if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Hi there can having a salt bath heal up penis thrush in men?

Hi there can having a salt bath heal up penis thrush in men?

May help, no cure: Most fungal/yeast infections (thrush) of the penis are under the foreskin, causing balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). Retracting the foreskin and washing with soap and water a couple times a day often is efffective. A "salt bath" might help as part of such a hygiene program, but in itself won't cure yeast. If these steps don't clear it up, see a doctor for antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Do you know the homely cure for thrush on penis foreskin?

Do you know the homely cure for thrush on penis foreskin?

Fungal balanitis : Generally over-the-counter anti-fungal creams are an effective treatment. Have your doctor evaluate you to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe the best therapy. ...Read more

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I have thrush on penis, been taking strong anti biotics for 4 wks. I wk to go. Thrush cream not working. Will I stop remaining pills.

I have thrush on penis, been taking strong anti biotics for 4 wks. I wk to go. Thrush cream not working. Will I stop remaining pills.

Go back to doctor: Without knowing why you are on a 4 wk course of antibiotics would not just stop it, but rather go back to the doctor who prescribed this and you can be treated for the yeast infection orally if the antibiotic cannot be discontinued. ...Read more

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Use of hydrocortizone for thrush on penis. After 5 days of use, the skin seems fragile and it peeling creating small wounds if removed. Normal?

Use of hydrocortizone for thrush on penis. After 5 days of use, the skin seems fragile and it peeling creating small wounds if removed. Normal?

No: Steroids (hydrocortisone) is not the proper treatment for penile candidiasis. In fact, since it is an immune suppressant it will make the yeast infection much worse. Yeast cream is the proper treatment assuming the diagnosis of candidiasis is correct. Consider seeing a doctor or doing a virtual visit with healthtap primary care doctor to visualize the area and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does thrush last on penis?

Varies: If you're using an antifungal cream, I've seen it take a few days to over a week for it to start to clear up. If there are predisposing factors, like diabetes or on antibiotics, then it could take longer. Also, the sexual partner could be treated to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Can thrush in men effect penis opening?

Can thrush in men effect penis opening?

Here are some...: Thrush is referred to the lesion of yeast mucosal infection. Yeast infection in a long tight foreskin is common, especially in one with inadequate topical hygiene and poorly controlled diabetes; if yes, it involves almost the whole glans penis and foreskin, called balanoposthitis and it unlikely affects the opening (meatus) alone. More? Seek pro-evaluation timely. ...Read more

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What does thrush look like on the penis and how does men know if they have thrush on their penis?

What does thrush look like on the penis and how does men know if they have thrush on their penis?

Penis lesions-STDS: Thrush- refers to a yeast infection- in men also known as jock itch. If your partner has any kind of sore on their penis, scrotum or groin, best that they be seen right away by a doctor/np/pa. Some people can have a sexually transmitted disease without a sore. Condoms and dental dams can reduce risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease. Also, have yourself checked- women often have no symptoms. ...Read more

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I've seen images of thrush in men and im not sure how to tell if I could have it, my penis kind of looks like some images I have seen?

I've seen images of thrush in men and im not sure how to tell if I could have it, my penis kind of looks like some images I have seen?

Uncommon in men: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can affect the genitals. Genital infection is much more common in women than men, but when it does occur in males, candidiasis affects the head of the penis (the "glans penis", informally referred to as the helmet) and the foreskin, if present (the "prepuce").

A dermatologist would have to see you to give you a diagnosis and explain possible treatments. ...Read more

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I have thrush in mouth as well as penis! What should I do?

I have thrush in mouth as well as penis! What should I do?

See a doctor: It is important to determine why you have thrush. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My gf and I are being treated for thrush. I have had no symptoms. Today I had a white discharge from the tip of my penis. Can this b caused by thrush?

My gf and I are being treated for thrush. I have had no symptoms. Today I had a white discharge from the tip of my penis. Can this b caused by thrush?

Urethral discharge : Whitish urethra discharge could be a sign of sexually transmitted diseases(STD). Go to ED and have an urethral swab. You probably need empirical treatment against chlamydia and gonorrhea. Fungal infection could be the reason as well. ...Read more

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How long does thrush clear up on the penis and the vagina? Can you get treatment and what treatment can you get?

How long does thrush clear up on the penis and the vagina?  Can you get treatment and what treatment can you get?

ANTIFUNGAL OINT.: Thrush is usually due to fungus
you can apply anti-fungal ointment from a drugstore(no prescription needed)'
in women they can get vaginal cream. In my research, since fungus grows in acid medium, a douche with an alkaline medium help
(1/2 teaspoon baking powder in 1/2
cup water twice a day) soothes and helps the condition. ...Read more

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Will using clotrimzole on penis without having a mild thrush frugal infection cause harm seen doc no improvement been years tiny tears raw sensitive?

No: But you should have a very good reason for using clobetasol there. Penis biopsy is not done for thrush. Have you seen a dermatologist? Why do you have Cushing's syndrome??? You need to discuss details with DR. ...Read more

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I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

Here are some ...: For average healthy men, the steps of skin care are: first, keep the skin clean and dry with good ventilation, especially in the sites with deep skin folds such as armpits, external genital regions; second, judiciously apply anti-fungal-steroid cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 1-2 weeks; third, always practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is the following an indication of hiv? Hello. My ex and I had sex a little over a month ago. She was exhibiting a thrush like rash. After we had sex it resulted in me having a similar rash. My skin on the under side of the penis turned red, flaked, th

Unlikely, see MD!: What you describe is unlikely to be hiv. Without a picture of the rash I would assume it is thrush (candida) or genital herpes. Whatever it is, it needs to be treated. Furthermore, you need to be checked for other sexually-transmitted disease that do not necessarily cause immediate symptoms, i.e. Chlamydia, syphilis and hiv, see a physician stat; if you have no regular physician go to a sti clinic. ...Read more

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I have been taking antibiotics for 8 weeks. Infection gone. I have really bad thrush on penis. Thrush cream not working. Will i stops pills.14 pills lef?

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No!: Don't stop your antibiotic pills; I assume they were prescribed for a reason! You can discuss with your doctor about adding on a systemic antifungal, like fluconazole, for treatment of the thrush. They should see it as well to make sure it is thrush. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have had antibiotics & creams for thrush nothing seems to be working. The head gland on my penis is a burning sensation after and during i?

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Hi there, I have had antibiotics & creams for thrush nothing seems to be working. The head gland on my penis is a burning sensation after and during i?

Here are some...: Hi! RohneW, Healthtap & doc appreciate your trust by asking Q. The info in this Q is not enough to deduce a firm diagnosis. Yet, based on what I can speculate, you may have been bothered by long tight foreskin and its related inflammation. To get all things done right, follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. For now, try antifungal + steroid cream x 1-2 daily after cleans ...Read more

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I have a sticky penis head and swollen penis & scrotum. I've been treated for chlamydia, thrush & NSU but still have these symptoms.?

A Sticky Subject...: This "sticky penis," is it sticky on the outside? Or sticky stuff coming out of it? Have you been tested for diabetes? Do you follow meticulous personal hygiene? Do you exercise a lot? Sit in one position at work for hours? Any allergies? Gettin' it in the wrong places?? Seen a Urologist? A Dermatologist? Believe it or not, try exposure to sunlight for 20 minutes twice a day. Oh, I forgot, it's England ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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What to do for thrush?

What to do for thrush?

Thrush: Anti fungals (Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! Throw away all toothbrushes (or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these! ...Read more

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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: Newborns' immune systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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What works against thrush?

What works against thrush?

Medication: There are specific antifungal medications that are used to treat thrush. Please see your health care provider and get the necessary prescription. ...Read more

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What else looks like thrush?

Thrush look alike : Hello. Thrush is a fungal infection that occurs in the front and back of the oral cavity. Other conditions that could look like this could be a bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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Can clonea be used for thrush?

Yes, but...: Clotrimazole (clonea?) comes as a cream, lotion, powder, and solution to apply to the skin; lozenges (called troches) to dissolve in the mouth; and vaginal tablets and vaginal cream to be inserted into the vagina. If you don't have the right form of the medicine to treat the area of the body you want, you need to get the proper formulation. ...Read more

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What are some cures for thrush?

What are some cures for thrush?

Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age). Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more