Penile Yeast Infection

Although yeast infections are more common in women, men can develop a yeast infection too by having unprotected sex with a woman carrying a yeast infection. It is important to treat both partners simultaneously in case of couples. Symptoms include rashes, white creamy discharge, burning sensation and itching.

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Why is my penile infection not subsiding with Canesten cream?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection on my penis. I do not have any pain, burning, or itching, but it has been there for over a month now. It gets very dry, and so, I am applying Canesten cream for one week. I tested negative for all STDs. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I saw the images (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). If there was unprotected sex, we need to think of sexually transmitted infections such as Treponema pallidum infection, Herpes, Chlamydia, and HIV (huma...  Read Full »

Does a white substance in my penis after unprotected intercourse mean HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse ten days ago. And I notice a white substance in my penis before two days. I am not sure if my partner is HIV positive. What test should I do to rule out the cause? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is candidial balanoposthitis. Kindly apply Clotrimazole cream (candid cream) twice daily in the noon and night for two weeks and apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) in the daytime for ten days. Also, take tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Ciprofloxacin) once daily for...  Read Full »

Is it possible for the yeast infection to be sexually transmitted from my partner?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-years-old male. I have bumps on my penis with yellow pus discharge and painful testicles. I recovered from severe COVID with complications and took a series of antibiotics, steroids, and several other medications to treat COVID. My wife had a yeast infection, and we had inter...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I request you to share picture for better understanding. According to your complaints it can be a bacterial infection. I suggest you to use tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily for five days af...  Read Full »

How to get rid of extra skin after circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37-years-old male with a height of 5'8" and a weight of 260 pounds. I was circumcised at birth. But now, my penis has all the characters of an uncircumcised penis. It produces smegma, odor, and sometimes yeast infections. I am embarrassed about it, and hence I have not asked th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly upload the pictures for a better understanding. Thanks.  Read Full »

How to treat red dots on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red dots around my penis. I have already consulted a doctor for that before two years. Doctor prescribed me Clobeatsol and Propionate cream. It got cured, but again now I am getting the same problem. Kindly give me a permanent solution as these dots are increasing.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your description seems previously you were affected with a yeast infection, which leads to red dots over the glans penis known as balanitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overwashing, over-the-counter medications, and nonretraction of the foreskin. It m...  Read Full »

How to treat red and sensitive penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with redness and increased sensitivity of my penis. I have been checked for STDs and treated for a yeast infection; however, the yeast medication did nothing, and the redness is still there. This has been going on for two to three months now. I then saw a urologist...  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stop using steroid cream. Use Cetaphil cleanser for a genital wash. Do not use any soap for cleansing. Apply Cetaphil moisturizer after bath. Apply Tacrolimus ointment 0.03% twice daily on the moisturized penis. Your concern might be irritant contact dermatitis. ...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis.¬†Kindly suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  Read Full »

Can Vaseline cause a yeast infection if used during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I was having sex using Vaseline. The next day I found a rash under my foreskin and it is like peeling and redness on my penis head. I was having coconut oil for treating the itchiness and today I see red blood blister like things around the corona of the glans. My wife said she got yeas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see macerated scaling and superficial erosions on the glans. This seems like a penile yeast infection. I suggest you take an oral antifungal such as tablet...  Read Full »

What is the reason for penile yeast infection with skin crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a penile yeast infection and oral thrush. I am currently using Clotrimazole cream twice daily for the past seven to eight days, but I still see some white colored thin fungus like particles. (These are very few near the glans penis). This is the second time the fungal infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem. Yes, sure you will get crack-free penis but you have to rule out other infections assosiated with cracked penis.  Read Full »

I have penile yeast infection with itching and pain. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from penile yeast infection since a week (candidal balanitis). Due to lockdown I could not see a doctor and researched online and used Clotrimazole cream IP but no betterment. Since yesterday, itching and pain has increased. Can you please help me out with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Candida infection present as a whitish membrane over the penile head with reddish mucous. It is very itchy. I hope it is diagnosed by a dermatologist only. Clotrimazole is effective in most of the time. Candida is a normal commensal in our body but in some it causes sym...  Read Full »

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