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Can yeast infections be avoided in men?

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The best way to stop a yeast infection from happening (or coming back) is to practice good hygiene.

Clean and dry your penis each time you shower and after sex. Unscented soaps are best.

If your partner has a yeast infection, use a condom during sex.

Wear loose cotton underwear. This prevents moisture from building up under your foreskin. If your groin gets too moist, it’s easier for candida fungus to grow there.

From: Can Men Get Yeast Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Fungal Diseases: Genital/Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC).”

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Mayo Clinic, “Male Yeast Infection: How Can I Tell If I Have One?”

NHS Choices: “Thrush in Men -- Symptoms.”

Clinical Microbiology Reviews“Candida : Infections of the Genitourinary Tract.”

Medscape: “Balanitis Clinical Presentation.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Can Yeast Infections be Passed on From a Woman to a Man During Sex?”

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: “Balanitis.”

Health Service Executive: “Candidiasis, Men.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Fungal Diseases: Genital/Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC).”

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Mayo Clinic, “Male Yeast Infection: How Can I Tell If I Have One?”

NHS Choices: “Thrush in Men -- Symptoms.”

Clinical Microbiology Reviews“Candida : Infections of the Genitourinary Tract.”

Medscape: “Balanitis Clinical Presentation.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Can Yeast Infections be Passed on From a Woman to a Man During Sex?”

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: “Balanitis.”

Health Service Executive: “Candidiasis, Men.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

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