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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection On Penis

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What is the BEST way to get rid of male yeast infection on penis?

If you are sure: That is what it is lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied 3 times a day should work. If it doesn't it's not yeast . ...Read more

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Does yeast infection on penis cause red spots?

Does yeast infection on penis cause red spots?

Yeast infection: Yes....This yeast infection of penis is called balanitis which cause red spots and treatment is topical cream and tablets if not respond to cream. ...Read more

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Yeast infection on penis for a few years n everyday I have to wash n within 6 hours it starts to form. How to treat n will this b more prone to stds?

? Smega not yeast: Smegma, which is like "dandruff" of the penis can collect very rapidly and look like & could be mistaken for yeast. Hopefully the yeast was treaed with an antifungal like lotrimin or mycostatin, (nystatin) in which case the whitish stuff you see is likely smegma. Good news is that you are no more prone to std than anyone else.. Please use condom protection, same as any other male to reduce risk of stds. ...Read more

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I'm positive for candida yeast infection my penis was very itchy doctor give me tavanic 1000 & Fucidin 2% been 2 month and still itchy any stronger m?

I'm positive for candida yeast infection my penis was very itchy doctor give me tavanic 1000 & Fucidin 2%  been 2 month and still itchy any stronger m?

F/u with MD: You should go back to see your dermatologist- or whoever doctor gave you the medicine and have further examination. You have both genital wart and candidiasis, and as you know the anti fungal infection will not help the wart- so follow up obviously would need to be done. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate or ketoconazole cream better for yeast infection in penis?

Is clobetasol propionate or ketoconazole cream better for yeast infection in penis?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a doctor miss a fungal infection or yeast infection on penis three times?

Could it happen such that a doctor miss a fungal infection or yeast infection on penis three times?

I have no: Way to know. I don't know if you have the infection or your doctor missed it, or what. Discuss w/your doctor or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Would adding a couple of drops of vinegar to ketoconazole cream be helpful in treatment of yeast infection on penis? Is vinegar harmful to skin

Would adding a couple of drops of vinegar to ketoconazole cream be helpful in treatment of yeast infection on penis?  Is vinegar harmful to skin

Not helpful: The Ketoconazole Cream should be effective without vinegar. Acetic acid solutions can be used to unmask hpv induced skin changes prior to treatment, but should not be considered a skin treatment per se. ...Read more

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How do I treat a yeast infection on the penis?

How do I treat a yeast infection on the penis?

Topical cream: You want to make sure that this is the correct diagnosis. There are other diseases that can cause a skin lesion on the penis. If it is yeast you usually will use a prescription antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Hi i think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it i'm so scare?

Hi i think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it  i'm so scare?

See your doctor: Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can.There is itching , dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open. Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more

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I believe i might have a male yeast infection on my penis. But it might not be that. Let's assume i use a yeast cream and dont have. Any side efx?

I believe i might have a male yeast infection on my penis. But it might not be that. Let's assume i use a yeast cream and dont have. Any side efx?

Unlikely : in general the topical medications have side effects due to allergic reaction of the components. I would try that if you wish that you may want to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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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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What medication can be used for a yeast infection of the penis?

What medication can be used for a yeast infection of the penis?

Topical antifungals: Antifungal creams are generally effective in treating penile fungal infections. If these fails, sometimes oral pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Used canesten cream to get rid of my male yeast infection. Now my penis tip has gone red. Mainly around urethra. burns to pee sometimes. Help please ?

Used canesten cream to get rid of my male yeast infection. Now my penis tip has gone red. Mainly around urethra.  burns to pee sometimes. Help please ?

Allergy to the cream: I think you have an allergy to this product-not sure if you have other known allergies? Generally clotrimazole is well tolerated and will wipe out a localized fungal infection, but there's other stuff in the cream you could be allergic to. Best to show the rash to a doc and monitor for any worsening. The cream also contains benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, and octyldodecanol among other chems ...Read more

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What is actually yeast infection on tongue and penis? How it come?

Unprotected sex: Yeast infection is a curdy, white affliction. If you performed oral sex and then unprotected sex with a woman who had a vaginal yeast infection, then you infected your tongue and penis. See your physician to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

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