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Uncircumcised Men And Yeast Infections
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
My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection ?
Recurrent yeast: Vaginal yeasts are rarely acquired from other persons. Yeasts are normal in our intestines and often in the vagina. New yeast symptoms are not from a new infection, but because your own natural yeast has grown to increased numbers and/or the body is having an allergy-like reaction to it. If symptoms recur frequently, talk with your doc about preventing them with a diflucan (fluconazole) dose once a week. ...Read more
My husband is uncircumcised and has a yeast infection. Is he able to use monistat? Or is there anything he can do to help get rid of it?
Yeast: Yeast has a characteristic appearance under microscope. Your doctor may choose to examine a scrapping under the microscope, in complex cases send a culture out to see if yeast grows in a petri dish, or just treat empirically based on your history and his exam. If the treatment works, diagnosis confirmed! the location, severity, and medical history will determine which method to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast Rash: Yeast infection can present as bright red, painful rash. Rash typically looks like bright red dots coalesced together, with surrounding scattered "satelite" lesions. Can distinguish from simple irritant rash because yeast rash is usually confluent down into the creases of the skin. ...Read more
Antifungal antibioti: The treatment is contriverial as some recommend local anti yeast antibiotics like cream or oral lozences, and others feel you need systemic antibiotics like Diflucan (fluconazole) .Other recommendatios keep the area dry both sex partners should be treated herbal remedies like gentian violet, organic coconut oil. ...Read more
Male Yeast Infection: Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor. If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inspection: Since our parts are external we usually manifest red, inflamed, often scaly skin that is easily noted and may have symptoms of itching or discomfort/burning. Frequently we have no external signs however, and treatment is usually not beneficial if no skin signs are present. ...Read more
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Yeast infection?: Anti-biotics don't work for yeast infections. If you have a yeast infection, you should be put on an anti-fungal medication. Depending on the type of "yeast" or fungal infection, symptoms may start going away before the entire course of treatment is completed. But please finish the entire course of treatment. ...Read more
I had a yeast infection and my dr prescribed fluconazole to treat it. What are the symptoms in men if my bf might have it?
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