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Old 11-02-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Hi.

Before I go on i must explain I am definitely 100% STD STI and HIV negative, as i have not had sex in a few months and have come into contact with no one who has them and the last person I had contact with gets regular blood test and showed me the negative results.

After a shower about 5 weeks ago now, I used soap on the head of my penis, and not longer after I had a reaction to it. It was just a bar of dove soap i all ways use but never used on penis as i wash that usually with just warm water, I did have some white cottage cheese like substance under the head of my penis but that has gone and now am left a blister that has shrunk some what and a red itchy patch on the head of the penis, I have no pain or other symptoms other than itchynes, I have had no pain urinating or no blood in my urine either or a burning sensation

I have done a lot of research and have been told some soaps can cause you to have yeast infection. I also have white spots on my fore skin under neath the head that can some times be itchy.

I have been using clotrimazole cream, (I have not been able to get a DR app booked in as my med center is usually busy) and it has helped some what bearing in mind this is oneweek of useage. for the first few weeks i left it untreated as i assumed it would go down on its own.

any help would be appreciated ike i said I am completely clean and have only had 5 sexual partners i lost my virginity when i was 20 and all 5 partners have been clean. again thank you in advance.

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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

I have never heard of a yeast infection being caused by normal use of soap when showering. Some guys have an allergic reaction to soap on their penis so it's best to use water to clean that area in the shower. If you are uncircumcised, the "white cottage cheese like substance" was probably smegma -- a natural substance that is eradicated by proper hygiene. If you have a yeast infection, the clotrimazole cream will be effective if used according to the instructions. These things come and go. Give it a couple of weeks and, if it is still present, see a doctor.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

thank you for reply symptoms have started to clear up slowly, the rim of the head is returning back to normal and the blister is definetly shrunk in size and is less red. I usually do was it with just water then I make the mistake of using soap once. thanks for the advice it says to use up to 2 weeks but in some cases 4 weeks. planned on seeing a dr next week any way but for the present the cream does seem to be working even if it is slowly.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Ok, it's good news that the symptoms are clearing up. Keep doing what you are doing. Yes, clotrimazole does work slowly so, if it's a yeast or fungal infection, four weeks treatment is a good idea. Best wishes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Thanks all for the advice every one. I went to see my DR Friday just gone he prescribed me with some Miconzole cream called Daktacort. Which is also a steroid cream I hope this works lol.

My full symptoms down there are as follows:

Red blotchy rash on penis head
Small blister next to urethra.
Fore skin is red and inflamed
I have a white ring around my foreskin (Femar Band think it is called)
It is Itchy
Also can be a wee bit painful sometimes not all ways.

Does this sound like balanitis/Fugal infection

After doing a lot of research after my GP Visit, he thinks it could be an std but I told him my last partner was clean and I used a condom. but that was months a go and this happened in the shower when I rubbed soap on it.

He of course check my lymph nodes, and did not feel any swelling.

Any info/Advise Thanks in advance sorry to keep posting.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

I would like to add also I am indeed uncircumcised. I am just greatfull it is nothing serious as I have been really stressing over it. I also develop a small hard lump on the middle of my shaft after masturbating last week i believe it is a lympocele? it is under the skin and is a bit red but only because i have been fiddling with it.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Dove and other moisturizing soaps (and bubble baths) are terrible for washing an uncircumcised penis because they leave such a thick residue that seems to interfere with healthy skin ecology of the penis. It does sound like you developed a yeast infection from using that soap.

It might help you to keep your foreskin retracted more often to toughen the skin somewhat. This helps general penis hygiene.

And I'm not certain, but from your description it actually sounds somewhat like your penis might have an adhesion between the foreskin and glans. If that's the case, you can separate that yourself with regular gentle stretching. If you have an adhesion, it's not possible to clean all of your penis until you get it separated. There's some info about adhesions at the bottom of this other thread about stretching to fix foreskin problems: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/mens-health/178155-stretching-fix-tight-foreskin-phimosis.html


And in answer to your more recent question: A painless small (1-2 mm) hard lump under the skin that moves around with the skin is most likely a cystic pimple. Such pimples can be quite far beneath the skin, so don't try to pop it until it looks like a normal whitehead pimple (which can take a while).

I've found I can develop such pimples on different parts of my body if I eat certain foods (that probably have high rancid fat levels: cheap chocolate & peanut butter are the worst offenders). trans-fats seem to contribute somewhat as well. I avoid all these foods now, and have no acne. Occasionally it may take days between eating the bad food and developing a pimple, so it can be hard to determine the culprit. A food journal helps immensely in tracking down connections.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Okay thank you for the helpfull advice It has put my mind at ease I am currently using clotrimozole and things are getting slightly better. especially around the rim of the head. It is still itchy though. And as long as the hard swelling is not any form of cancer I am glad. I rarely eat fatty or greasy foods unless I am on a night out and have a take away with the guys. other than that as I am a gym goer I try to avoid high calorie things which is very hard to do because i used to eat mcdonalds in high school every other weekend. but as i mentioned I have wised up and stopped eating that stuff.

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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

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Dove and other moisturizing soaps (and bubble baths) are terrible for washing an uncircumcised penis because they leave such a thick residue that seems to interfere with healthy skin ecology of the penis. It does sound like you developed a yeast infection from using that soap.

It might help you to keep your foreskin retracted more often to toughen the skin somewhat. This helps general penis hygiene.

And I'm not certain, but from your description it actually sounds somewhat like your penis might have an adhesion between the foreskin and glans. If that's the case, you can separate that yourself with regular gentle stretching. If you have an adhesion, it's not possible to clean all of your penis until you get it separated. There's some info about adhesions at the bottom of this other thread about stretching to fix foreskin problems: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/mens-health/178155-stretching-fix-tight-foreskin-phimosis.html


And in answer to your more recent question: A painless small (1-2 mm) hard lump under the skin that moves around with the skin is most likely a cystic pimple. Such pimples can be quite far beneath the skin, so don't try to pop it until it looks like a normal whitehead pimple (which can take a while).

I've found I can develop such pimples on different parts of my body if I eat certain foods (that probably have high rancid fat levels: cheap chocolate & peanut butter are the worst offenders). trans-fats seem to contribute somewhat as well. I avoid all these foods now, and have no acne. Occasionally it may take days between eating the bad food and developing a pimple, so it can be hard to determine the culprit. A food journal helps immensely in tracking down connections.
Two weeks after use of clotrimazol cream and still have red blotchy rash and smalish blister. it is shrinking but very slowly and the lump is still there on my shaft. I squeezed it last night and a white substance came out does this confirm that it is indeed a cyst? I am booking n a Drs app on tuesday and hopefully will get seen on tuesday. I will tell the results of the App after. But thus far I have had no cancer symptoms.

Also I beleive it could now be either Balanitis or Yeast infection. I have seem pictures on both and both match what i have. and the white spots on my under side of forskin are what you said i have had these in the past I remembered them from before they are exactly the same. so i am refraining from masturbating over the next month, To see if things heal up.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Been to the doctors today, he said the lump on my shaft is an ingrown hair. and was given some steroid and antifungal cream and if in two weeks the yeast infection has not cured to come back because he noticed a white lacey pattern on the head of my penis. but I am sure its not an std or anything like that t last partner she was clean and gets regular blood tests I saw the results for myself and mentioned this to the doctor.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

by the way the doc told me the lump is a ingrown hair folicle and was nothing to worry about xD but he was concerned about a white lace like pattern on my penis, all my partners have been clean like i said and i am allways using condoms and all ways have one in my wallet (something i have done since college lol) can this happen during yeast infection because he said to use a cream called daktacort for 2 weeks and if no improvement to come back.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Update on man problem as I like to call it.

Been using E45 Dermatology cream after stopping useage of steriod cream, it is working.

The blistering has near enough vanished, can barely see it unless i squint lol. Still red though but not as red and too add I am taking some Oderlous Garlic supplement pills which I think could be helping killing the yeast may still need to try some diflucan though just incase its an internal problem which i very highly doubt it is.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

Good to hear things are improving. Yeah, a strong anti-fungal should really kick this if nothing else does. One thing, I keep saying to men about penis infections (that most women seem to already know about vaginal infections): cranberry keeps microbes from adhering to our tissues (where they grow rapidly). Consuming some form of cranberry could really help especially if the infection is internal or otherwise being nourished by urine. (Cranberry prevents urine from supporting microbial growth.) It works really well for mild infections.

 
Old 12-04-2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

I know it definetly is yeast infection now. Or Thrush as the NHS cal it, all the symptoms on their list apart from pain urinating, during sex which I am avoiding untill this all goes away and swelling I have all of them including phimosis. but ive all ways had problem with that but before this infection. when im erect i can pull it past the glans but not as far back as I could.

 
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Re: Is this yeast infection or a reaction?

update;

trying a different cream called lanacone used for skin irritation, blistering has completely gone now yay but it is still ed but not as red as before. says ot use for one week I am seein a dr still tomorrow morning for a 2nd opinion and maybe get some anti biotics or another cream to get rid of the redness, I will keep you all up to date on my progress as i continue to try and cure it.

like i said its not an std if it were herpes it would of healed in three weeks not nearly 4 months. syphilis would have healed in 6 weeks again not four months. and it is most assuredly not HIV. as my last sexual partner was HIV negative and gets regular std check ups as I mention and blood tests. so its nothing like that.

I have been that stressed over this I have been teeth grinding without realizing it and caused my self to develop tori mandibularis seeing my dentist in the next week or so any way.

Thanks to all for help and advice in this stressful time I just want to be cured and ready for action again as it has been a while since my last sexual encounter lol

 
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