Fluconazole capsule 150mg is usually prescribed , the capsule is swallowed whole. It is a single dose treatment that normally clears up cases of thrush completely in around 5 days.
Penile thrush (normally known as male thrush) is caused by the same fungus, Candida Albicans, as vaginal thrush. Similarly to vaginal thrush, the Candida yeast lives normally on the genitals and only causes penile thrush when the normal balance of microbes is upset. This can be due to taking antibiotics, not drying your penis properly, using perfumed soaps or shower gels, or having a weakened immune system.
The main symptoms of thrush in men include:
Thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but it can be triggered by sexual activity. Keeping your genitals clean and dry as well as wearing cotton underwear can help prevent thrush, however, to effectively treat the fungus an anti-fungal medication should be taken.