Yeast Infections ...

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  1. Anyjoe

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    Gentlemen, Reccently I had my second bout with yeast infection directly on my penis.
    The first time I paniced and was at the Dr. within the day. The Dr. seemed very squimish and would only look for a split second. He said "yeast infection" wrote out a scrip for a fungacide and left.
    He never told me about how or what or anything about it.
    Then the other day I noticed an odd red bump and blotch. After a day of worry I remembered the fungacide slapped some on and overnight it was gone.

    Anybody have this experience?

    Can anybody shed some light on the reasons for these infections in men?:confused:
     
  2. dannymawg

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    Can't relate to a skin infection, but bladder/urethra, yeah. Nothing a little cranberry juice loading couldn't fix, though.

    What I really want to say here is: squeamish doctor? What's up with that? Dude, get another doc pronto. One who can handle a man's problems, or at least refer you to a specialist who can. I did a few years ago and it was well worth it, despite the immense healthcare red tape.
     
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    Yeast infections can happen due to the constant presence of moisture from sweat, urine, or wet clothing.

    They can also happen when the intestinal tract has too much yeast and it gets spread into the urinary tract or skin surfaces. This often happend after a bad bout with the runs, or after taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill both bad and benificial bacteria and often the result is that the intestinal tract and other areas get overgrown with yeast because the bateria are not there to keep things in the natural balance.

    Armpit yeast infections and yeasty diaper rashes are similar.

    Many people find that taking acidophilus bacteria (the good guys that are supposed to be in the digestive tract) will help put the system back in balance. This can be done by eating yogurt products with live active cultures. There are even 'Super" yogurt products on the market like Danon Proactive and others which have higher concentrations of live bacteria in them. Another way is to go to a health food store and purchase either powder or capsules and take it as a supplement. Most grocery stores also sell milk that is fortified with acidophilous bacteria.

    I keep a container of powdered acidophilous that contains several useful strains in the fridge and add it to cereal milk for all family members often.

    Adding it to milk will help diaper rashes in babies also. Additionally I have known many woman who had gassy miserable newborns with bad diaper rash at only a few days old. THese woman had had intravenious antibiotics while in labor , killing off the bacteria in the mother and babies digestive tract. Some put acidophilous in the bottles found a miracle within a couple of days, and found they did not need the 40 dollar a can special formula after all.

    If you have frequently recurring yeast infections, or infections with no corresponding reason like flu/runs, wet clothes, a certain partner( could be assymtomatic) , then you need to be persistant with the medical doctors, because this could indicate a compromised immune system.
     
  4. baseball99

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    compromised immune system is one of the first things that comes to mind. If you are involved in homosexual relationships it does put you into a higher risk category. Now dont go flaming me everyone.....in the US the highest infection rate is among young gay men. Yes wear condoms and its up to you, but in the end the numbers are significant. Also if you are heterosexual and have more than 1 partner you also are at a higher risk of HIV. Yeast infections in men are relatively rare. Men commonly get "jock itch" which is a fungus called tinea. An actual yeast infection is different and if recurring means something is going on that shouldnt be and would be worthwhile to get some tests done. The above post has some incorrect information but nothing too concerning.
     
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    I get infections from time to time when my wifes yeast count is high.We see the same doctor so she( the doc.) had me get some prescription strength monostat.Washing after sex is very important for me.Since my wife started wearing cotton panties the problem has gone away.:smile:
     
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    Just another suggestion, if you like yogurt it won't hurt to put it in your diet as it contains acidopholus (sp) or just take it.

    Wash real good before and after sex. Always have good personal habits and cotton underwear helps!
     
  7. Anyjoe

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    Thank you all for your great advice.
    The squimish Dr. was not my regular Dr.
    I am (still) HIV neg.
    I HAD just finished a course of anti biotics because of
    a friggin DOG bite.
    I'm pretty sure that this is the culprit.
    I do always wash after intercourse, usually very quickly.

    Thanks you all again for all your advice.
     
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    Yep antibiotics can do the trick just like usage of soap... it's not that uncommon to happen anyway...
     
  9. Anyjoe

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    Mr. Nice, I think the anti biotics Caused the infection.
    Fungicide gel got rid of it.
     
  10. vambo

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    Fungal infections are common. They are difficult to get rid off completely without having to go on a severe and strict diet.
    Your best bet would be to take ionic silver - say about a couple of teaspoons daily, and also spray the affected areas with ionic silver as often as you can.
    Ionic silver is natural and so you don't have to worry about side effects or anything like that.
     
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    wtf.....carbon monoxide is natural too. Actually so is ozone. Just bc something is natural doesnt mean its safe, it usually just means no one has researched it enough to document all the side effects. Ionic silver is not necessary for a fungal infection of the crotch. Simple anti-fungals applied to the area are sufficient as well as keeping the area dry. If its systemic, which usually means immunocompromised somehow.....then you need a systemic antifungal.....but simple fungal infections do not need and ionic silver or other ancient spiritual remedies
     
  12. Anyjoe

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    Like I said, I applied some anit fungal gel and it was gone over night. Thanks everybody!
     
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