Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
195 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What are the side effects of miconazole?

I ve been using Miconazole Nitrate 4% to cure a fungal infection/yeast as diagnosed by my GP. He first gave me several steroids to use where they only made the skin of my penis really thin and very brittle. I have since stopped using those and asked for Miconazole 3 day formula. I have used it sparingly for a week and have noticed my skin is almost dry and scaly. Seems thin also but it does not rip or split like it did with the steroids. Is there something better specifically for men or male genitals that will eradicate this infection and not harm my skin? I have changed my diet, I have stopped masterbating, as well as seized all other sexual activities. With Miconazole the infection seems to be clearing up and there are only a couple small spots I am waiting to go away. Should I stop using Miconazole? Is there something better made for men that will not harm my skin?
Mon, 23 May 2016
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear user,
If you have recurrent yeast infection please check your sugar level in blood to rule out diabetes.
While using miconazole, if you have any of the following signs persisting for longer time then you should discontinue using miconazole ointment.burning sensation,swelling,redness,stinging,flaking of treated skin,pimple like bumps.You can also start taking systemic antifungal drugs such as fluconazole 150mg once in a week for 4 weeks.This will cover all broad spectrum fungi.

Family physician

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

what are the side effects of tablet lesuride prescribed by my doctor daily before lunch and dinner . i had problem of acidity after my gall bladder...

Recent questions on  Miconazole

doctor1 MD

I ve been using Miconazole Nitrate 4% to cure a fungal infection/yeast as diagnosed by my GP. He first gave me several steroids to use where they...

doctor1 MD

My husband and I are trying to conceive a baby but he thinks he has the jock-itch so we bought the anti-fungal spray to relieve the itch. Does the...

doctor1 MD

Hello, A few weeks ago, I was outdoors at a party and I began to get hot, sweat, and noticed a sweaty smell coming from my vaginal area, this has...

doctor1 MD

I asked a doctor on here about minor dry skin on my penis. Sent him a picture. He said it was probably a minor fungal skin infection . He advised...

doctor1 MD

I am a 69 year old female and would like to know if the following symptoms suggest a systemic yeast infection:mild vaginal yeast infection, cleared...