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What causes candida infection on uncircumcised penis?

I have a forever recurring candida infection on my uncircomcized penis ..I treat the redness with ketoderm cream..my wife and I engage in oral sex with each other when there is no redness present ..but we have gotten many lung infections by the oral sex and the swapping of saliva it seems? is this possible we are getting the candida infection in our lungs also?
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
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Hi,

Such type of exposure to candida can trigger oral infection or esophagus candidiasis, but respiratory infections are usually less likely and are caused by inhalations of hyphae but still possibility does exist. You can confirm it with X-ray chest, or sputum culture and microscopy. If sputum doesn't yield anything, bronchoscopy and lavage for the work up is more likely to yield growth if strong suspicion is present after chest examination and radiographic evaluation. A pulmonologist review may be needed. If present oral antifungal agents will be needed as well.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Regards,
Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin, General & Family Physician
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What causes candida infection on uncircumcised penis?

Hi, Such type of exposure to candida can trigger oral infection or esophagus candidiasis, but respiratory infections are usually less likely and are caused by inhalations of hyphae but still possibility does exist. You can confirm it with X-ray chest, or sputum culture and microscopy. If sputum doesn t yield anything, bronchoscopy and lavage for the work up is more likely to yield growth if strong suspicion is present after chest examination and radiographic evaluation. A pulmonologist review may be needed. If present oral antifungal agents will be needed as well. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards, Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin, General & Family Physician