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THRUSH in MEN ? linked to bread craving??

(6 Posts)
schmu Mon 22-Jun-09 11:08:39

i've got thrush for the second time in 6 months. both times its come on the day after having sex without a condom with dh ( we usually use condoms).

my questions are.....
1. is it likely that my dh has given it to me, although he is symptom free?

2. also, if he does have thrush, could it be connected to an ongoing canadida type bread craving that he's had for years.


AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 22-Jun-09 11:21:59

1. Yes. He should be checked further by the GP.
2. No

schmu Mon 22-Jun-09 11:33:30

thanks attila, you sound v knowledgable. are you a dr?

can i not just give him an oral tablet that i bought at boots? is dr really necesary?

TheChewyToffeeMum Mon 22-Jun-09 12:31:54

Men can have asymptomatic thrush, he needs to see GP as it can be an early sign of diabetes and they may want him to be tested.

(though is probably just "one of those things")

schmu Mon 22-Jun-09 13:21:12

thanks. ok, should he not take the tablet then??

TheChewyToffeeMum Tue 23-Jun-09 13:04:10

The tablet would treat any thrush there, cream would be just as good though. If it is recurrent he should have a swab taken and/or tests to rule out underlying diabetes.

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