Symptoms of a Male Yeast Infection
Even though women get yeast infections more often than men, males are not entirely immune. While they are less common in men, it is important to recognize the main symptoms so if one is present it can be treated right away.
There are three different tiers of male yeast infection. These are systemic yeast infection, candidemia, and balanitis.
Symptoms of Balanitis
If a male has balanitis, the following symptoms may be present:
1. The end of the penis may itch or burn
2. The penis may be tender or sore to the touch
3. The penis might be reddish in color or have sore spots
4. There may be a white substance present, especially in the folds of the foreskin
5. The foreskin may be inflamed, cracked, or secreting a substance. On occasion, there might be blisters present as well.
A normal yeast infection, if left untreated, can cause more severe conditions such as balanitisxeroticaobliterans, paraphimosis, and paraphimosis.
It is important to seek treatment for a yeast infection. It is possible that you will be prescribed antibiotics, which is a temporary fix. You will also require a more permanent fix as well.
Symptoms of a Systemic Yeast Infection
If a male has a systemic yeast infection, the symptoms will not be as apparent as other kinds of yeast infections. They are easy to ignore, especially because men do not tend to worry about small symptoms. However, if these following symptoms are present, treatment should be sought:
1. Exhaustion and lack of energy that persists for 3 months or longer.
2. Muscle soreness or weakness in the muscles
3. Upset stomach and an urge to eat carbohydrates. You want to eat chips, bread, potatoes, beer, and anything else that contains carbs.
4. Increased belly fat, even if you do not eat carbs. If you used to be able to simply cut out carbs and the fat would disappear and now it doesn’t, this is a sign that something is wrong.
5. The inability to clear your mind. You might feel like you are trying to think through mud. You might even be somewhat depressed.
With these symptoms, it is clear that you are not yourself and you won’t be living like you should. You and you alone are the only one who can take the steps to get rid of a systemic yeast infection. Taking the proper holistic approach will help you keep your yeast levels low.
Symptoms of Candidemia
The final category of yeast infections in males is called candidemia and it is a serious condition, which if you have, you are already most likely seeing a physician. These kinds of yeast infections only appear in people who are getting treated for cancer, have end-stage AIDS, or are recovering from a major surgical procedure. Your physician is the only one who should be giving you advice for this condition. You can still approach your condition in a holistic manner in addition to the treatment you are receiving from your physician. It can’t hurt, and it might even help.