We normally think of women with yeast infection. Men, however, suffer from yeast infections too. Particularly distressing are penile and oral yeast infections. The first because of the discomfort and its impact on sex, and the second because it’s more visible and embarrassing.
There’s another aspect to male yeast infection. Men often don’t show any obvious symptoms right away. This can cause problems during sex, where the man can transfer the infection to his partner without being aware he even has the condition. Here you’ll discover the symptoms, causes and treatment for yeast infection in men.
Penile Yeast Infection Symptoms
- red and inflamed tip
- dry, flaky skin
- ulcer-like spots over tip
- burning sensation when urinating
- difficulty having sex
- unusual discharge
Oral Yeast Infection Symptoms
- white / creamy raised spots over tongue and mucous membranes
- thick coating over tongue
- fissures in tongue under coating
- discomfort when swallowing
Causes of Yeast InfectionsThe cause of these symptoms is Candida Albicans which is a fungus that occurs quite naturally in your body. Your body’s good bacteria normally takes care of things by keeping the Candida levels low. But their are some conditions that allow the Candida to overwhelm the good bacteria. When this happens, the result is a yeast infection. Men, remember, can have an infection without showing any symptoms for a time.
Here are just some of the conditions or situations that can help ‘trigger’ this; lowered immune system, AIDS, cancer, diabetes, using drugs too much, antibiotics, steroids overuse, poor nutrition, contraception.
Mainstream treatment is centered around drug-based anti-fungal topical creams etc., and liquid suspensions or pastilles for oral infections. And these can work quite well in getting rid of your local symptoms.
However, they can’t address the root cause or any underlying conditions of your infection. Plus, the Candida fungus can become resistant to the drugs. The outcome can be nasty, recurring yeast infections. For a complete cure something else needs to be done.
These are on the increase for yeast infection. Men (and women) are seeking fast, permanent cures by cutting out expensive drug-based treatment in favour of completely natural remedies. This does away with the negative aspects of drugs.
A few typical home remedies are; cranberry juice, plain yogurt, garlic, herbs (consumed or applied), etc. An important aspect of treating yeast infections is your diet. You need to cut down or avoid high yeast foods.
Of course, there are tons of natural remedies available, some good, some not so good. To find the combination of remedies that’s right for you, you need to do your research and use trial and error. It’s a lot of work, but worth the effort in the end.
Natural Treatment System For Yeast Infection
Alternatively, you can take advantage of the hard work done by an ex-yeast infection sufferer and researcher, Sarah Summer. With her husband, also a researcher, she has produced a totally natural treatment system that has been proven to be very fast and effective. It has been successfully used by thousands of men and women around the world.
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