Male Yeast Infections
Male Yeast Infections
Males can and do get yeast infections. These infections do not just present themselves as oral thrush, which is often seen in males who have a suppressed immunity. Males are susceptible to getting yeast infections of the penis as well and they are rather uncomfortable. Women and men can transmit the infection to each other over and over again if they aren’t treated. This is why it is important to know the symptoms of a male yeast infection and how to treat it if you get one.
Men and women both contract yeast infection in the same way, even though the odds of a woman getting one are greatly increased compared to the odds of a man getting one.
Men can get yeast infections through sexual contact. Yeast infections are technically sexually transmitted diseases. A woman who has a yeast infection can transfer the infection to her male partner, can treat her yeast infection, and then get infected again with the following sexual contact. It is important that if you or your partner has a yeast infection that has not been treated, you use safe sex practices until the infection clears up. If you or your partner is being treated for an infection, you should not have vaginal intercourse at all. Make sure to wash your hands frequently and wash all sex toys thoroughly.
Antibiotics can also lead to a penile yeast infection, even though it is rare. There are several kinds of healthy bacteria on the male’s genital area that can be eradicated by antibiotics, which then allows yeast to grow out of control.
Men who have diabetes are at increased odds of developing yeast infections. This is due to the fact that there is more sugar in the urine, which allows the yeast to flourish. In the event of recurring yeast infections in men who are diabetic or if a man is experiencing symptoms of diabetes like extreme thirst and frequent urination, it is time to visit a physician.
Condoms that include nonoxynol-9 as a lubricant ingredient can lead to yeast infections of the anus. It is best to use condoms that are not lubricated and use your own lubricant instead.
Men do not always exhibit symptoms of a yeast infection, even if they have one. If they do get symptoms, they are not comfortable. The common symptoms of a penile yeast infection are:
1. The tip of the penis is sore and irritated. It might also itch.
2. The tip of the penis may be red, get blisters, or secrete a white discharge.
3. A yeasty smell may be present.
These symptoms are similar to genital herpes, which is why it is necessary for you to see a physician for tests if you are not 100% positive what you have is a yeast infection.
One popular suggestion for treating a male yeast infection is to use a non-prescription vaginal cream such as Monistat. This may or may not be effective, but if it doesn’t work for you, try adding several drops of vinegar to the cream, which has been known to work in certain cases. However, do not apply vinegar without the cream.
You can also see a doctor to get a prescription for your yeast infection. This is the only guaranteed way of getting rid of it. Two main medications used to remedy penile yeast infections are Diflucan and Nizoral. Diflucan or fluconazole will work systematically so any other kinds of Candida will also be killed. Some men, however, are allergic to this medication. Nizoral or ketoconazole will gill both the good bacteria and bad bacteria and could also harm your liver. In addition, it may lower your body’s ability to create testosterone.