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For the past 2 months or so I have had an itching, burning spot on the head of my penis; there are no blisters or sores. A month ago I used beer to masturbate. I always use condoms during intercourse. Could this be a yeast infection?

Symptoms for yeast infections can include redness and itchiness on the penis. Your symptoms could also be something completely different, so the best (and only) way to find out what’s going on is to head to your doctor. If you do have a yeast infection, it is treatable, and your doctor can prescribe something that will fix your problem. Just so you know the yeast that cause skin infections are called candida, while the yeast for beer is something completely different.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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