Posted by: Elli | 2009/07/26


Can men get thrush from women? At times after we have intercourse my husband shows symptoms of burning, itching, redness or discharge. it subsides after a few days?

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yes it is possible. however, in order for your husband to be infected, you already need to be suffering from a yeast infection. the symptoms of yeast / thrush infection in men are:
1.Stinging, burning pain on passing urine
2. Dreadfully itchy head of the penis which may be accompanied by patchy red areas on the foreskin
3. Discharge from the penis. This discharge can often be of cottage cheese consistency but does not always appear this way
4. If oral thrush accompanies the infection you may have a thick white coating on your tongue and mucous membranes in the mouth

although these symptoms very often do indicate yeast infection (thrush) in men, it is always very important to make sure with your doctor that it actually is yeast infection you really have. This is because many of these symptoms can also be present in other more serious illnesses.

Once you have a clear medical diagnosis however you will have several treatment choices, which include using anti fungal drugs and creams or using a natural cure for male thrush symptoms.

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