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Diagnosed with yeast infection. Diflucan prescribed. Itchy bumps on the penis. Is this contagious?

I have been diagnosed with a severe yeast infection and prescribed diflucan. Now my husband has small red bumps on his penis. They burn and itch. Before that I noticed like a dry flakyness around the shaft. We have not had intercourse since the day I was diagnosed. The first bump came up after 3 days of me being diagnosed. It looked almost pimple like. Did I pass the infection to him?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Based on the information provided it seem to have greater chances of infection passed on to your husband and the the symptoms of having red bumps suggest so.

Here are listed possibilities that may show similar result
Based on the information there are two possible causes which are as follows
1) Fungal infection - most probable cause
2) Allergic reaction (contact dermatitis)- second most probable cause


Please contact PHYSICIAN ,
Reason is its hard to come to conclusion just from the description and a visual conformation / touch may be needed and may need some diagnostic test to pin point the cause.

Here is mostly all physician tend to do
1) physical examination
2) visual inspection and touch to feel the changes
3) may need a KOH test in case of fungus
4) may need to do blood test, or allergen test for finding out the cause
(a) Prescribe the antifungal cream in case of fungal infection.
(b) In case of allergic reaction will ask you to stay away of the allergen and may prescribe you antiallergenic drug
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response

Thanks for posting you query.

Yes it is quite possible that your husband gets yeast infection (penile candidiasis) from already infected you. Sometimes yeast is also considered as sexually transmitted disease, however they spread by direct contact. Your husband should also seek medical treatment.

Avoid direct sexual contacts till infection resolves.

Wear loose cotton clothes.

Keep area clean and dry.

Hope it helps.

Take Care!
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