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Are prescription medications required to treat male yeast infections?

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Yeast infections in men do not require prescription medications. Over-the-counter drugs in the form of creams, ointments, pills and tablets are available for treatment.

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Are prescription medications required to treat male yeast infections?
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Although yeast infections commonly occur in women, men are also known to develop them. Although there is no medical basis to link sexually transmitted diseases to yeast infections, there are reported instances when men contract an infection from engaging in sexual relations with an infected women, according to MedicineNet. Men who have not undergone circumcision or who are diabetic are also more prone to contract them.

Anti-fungal medications called azoles are generally used to treat yeast infections. Although certain medications can be readily bought from any pharmacy, anti-fungal drugs such as clotrimazole, miconazole and econazole require a prescription, as stated by Everyday Health.

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