Further testing. Recurrent yeast infections to me mean you have a source for this, usually intestinal colonization with candida or other yeast. Testing via a specialty lab like genova cdsa can diagnose this, then using a anti candida diet, oral antifungals together with supplements and good probiotic helps your gut rid itself of the offending yeast giving long term relief. Find a functional medicin doc to help you.
Tx. Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician.
Treatment. No, trichomonas cannot be treated with anti yeast medication.
Definitely not. Trichomonas requires antibiotic treatment, which requires a prescription in the U. S. Trichomonas infections can be prevented after treatment, by treating partner, if only one, & safe sex always. One who gives one STD may be more likely to give another STD. In this case it is definitely NOT better to give than to receive. Know your partner, practice safe sex for 1 year with new monogamous partner.
No. It is a parasite - not a fungus.
If not effective. When they are not effective.
Post Antibiotics. Yes. Of course. Many females get yeast infections following antibiotic treatment.
Tx. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician.
See answer. Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted infections. Although yeast infections may spread from one sexual partner to the other, it's rare and in vast majority of women who have recurrent yeast infections, it has nothing to do with male partner, yeast infections primarily occur in uncircumcised men and common in diabetics. Proper hygiene and topical/oral antifungals used to treat.
What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection and how can it be treated naturally or will it go away on its own?
See doctor. Typically yeast infections have a white chunky "cottage cheese" discharge and the vagina and labia are extremely itchy. Probiotics or yogurt with acidophilus can help a mild yeast infection, but most require treatment with medication. There are several other types of infections that can occur in the vagina such as bacterial infections and STDs. See doctor to make sure what type of infection it is.
Have been treated yeast infection twice but the discomfort doesn't go away though there is no discharge. What should I do?
GYN exam. Not every vaginal infection is a yeast infection. Please make an appointment with your GYN for a pelvic exam and cultures.
My dr said I'm one of the 5% of women who get yeast infections does this mean I have to live with it forever or can it be treated?
Vaginal yeast infxn. Everyone has yeast, it's just a matter of proportion & control. Many vaginal anti-yeast medications are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. If that doesn't work, go see your doc for evaluation. Some steroid inhalers can also cause oral yeast infections if you don't rinse thoroughly after use (so always rinse your mouth after using steroid inhaler!).