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    I'm being treated for thrush at the moment. Haven't had sex whilst I've had it but did have sex a day or so before it developed. Should my boyfriend be treated too? He says he hasn't got any symptoms. I'm a bit confused as I've read that male don't need to be treated if they don't have symptoms but also read that they need to be treated to prevent re-infection even if they don't have symptoms. Is it safe for him to just take a Canesten tablet even if he hasn't got thrush? I doubt he'll use the cream if I give it to him. I really don't want to be re-infected.
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    I had the same problem last year and my GP recommended that I asked my boyfriend (who wasn't showing symptoms) to take the tablet just to be on the safe side so yeah its safe.
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    You could put the cream on him yourself...

    .. but in any case, yes, he needs to be treated or you risk passing it back and forth.
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    I'm being treated for thrush at the moment. Haven't had sex whilst I've had it but did have sex a day or so before it developed. Should my boyfriend be treated too? He says he hasn't got any symptoms. I'm a bit confused as I've read that male don't need to be treated if they don't have symptoms but also read that they need to be treated to prevent re-infection even if they don't have symptoms. Is it safe for him to just take a Canesten tablet even if he hasn't got thrush? I doubt he'll use the cream if I give it to him. I really don't want to be re-infected.
    I had thrush last year and my boyfriend didn't have any symptoms until after mine had cleared up, they are harder to identify in men and can often take longer to go than thrush in females, he should get the cream and start applying it before it progresses/if it progresses, you wouldn't want a circle of thrush being passed forward and back
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    I'm being treated for thrush at the moment. Haven't had sex whilst I've had it but did have sex a day or so before it developed. Should my boyfriend be treated too? He says he hasn't got any symptoms. I'm a bit confused as I've read that male don't need to be treated if they don't have symptoms but also read that they need to be treated to prevent re-infection even if they don't have symptoms. Is it safe for him to just take a Canesten tablet even if he hasn't got thrush? I doubt he'll use the cream if I give it to him. I really don't want to be re-infected.
    guys dont get thrush,
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    (Original post by betty.amysfanny)
    guys dont get thrush,
    Yes they do. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Thrush-...roduction.aspx
 
 
 
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