Male Yeast Infection Symptoms and Signs
Are you wondering what the common male yeast infection symptoms and signs are?
Men can develop yeast infections like women do - they are just not as common in males. While yeast overgrowth outbreaks can present in several locations, for a man, it is most likely to be in the mouth, on specific areas of the skin, or the genitals.
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While it is possible for him to get a yeast infection by having unprotected sex, it is more likely to occur through prolonged use of antibiotics. Men with diabetes or weakened immune systems (e.g. because of HIV) are also at risk.
The first male yeast infection symptoms or signs usually consist of a reddish rash and irritation at the tip of the penis. Common symptoms include itching and / or burning in the same area and soreness of the head of the penis as well, with or without small white blisters. Other male yeast infection symptoms can include a burning while trying to urinate. There is typically no discharge, but it can be possible.
If either person in a relationship has an active infection, both parties should refrain from intimate contact, as intercourse can be uncomfortable for both and abstinence gives both the opportunity to heal.
Because the use of antibiotics is such a great contributor to yeast infections, in either men or women, it is important to be cautious while taking them. This is particularly true if your illness requires their frequent use, as the antibiotics will kill the beneficial bacteria along with any other.
Due to yeast's feeding habits and its need for sugar, the elevated levels of sugar in those suffering diabetes makes them easy targets for yeast infections. If this is the case, it is recommended that you adhere to a well balanced diet that has been formulated for those with diabetes. Keep all intake of dairy to a minimum and put sweets aside for the duration of the ailment.
To help beat your male yeast infection symptoms, steer clear of all processed foods as well as those made with white flour or an abundance of sugar, as these are quickly broken down into sugar but possess no other nutritional value. Also, do not use supplements containing nutritional yeast or yeast based breads, even if they contain whole grains. Once your outbreak is under control, you can slowly re-introduce breads.
Men with yeast infections can benefit from using yogurt - internally as well as externally. It will provide soothing relief for irritation and itching alike. Always be careful when trying something for the first time, even as beneficial as yogurt is.
Most male yeast infections, including male yeast infection symptoms, are fairly easy to treat. Over the counter antifungal treatments are readily available, and even ones normally associated with women's use work well. As easy as this is, for those who seem to have a difficult time with yeast, there are many benefits to home remedies. Outside of putting you in control of your own health and your male yeast infection symptoms, home remedies are generally milder with few, if any, side effects.
Good alternatives to yogurt include acidophilus (also probiotics), which come in tablets, capsules and liquids, as well as non-dairy versions. Garlic is well known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It, too, can be used both internally and externally, applied directly to the affected area and eaten as well. Other herbs known for their anti-fungal properties are black walnut, chamomile, Pau-d'arco, and goldenseal.
Having read about male yeast infection symptoms and signs, you can learn more about how to deal with this condition by reading the other related yeast infection articles and pages on this website.
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