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Male Yeast Infection Symptoms and Treatment

Updated on March 22, 2011

What is a Male Yeast Infection?

Male yeast infections (including penile yeast infections) are not very well understood by the common public and are very similar to female yeast infections. When most men develop candida yeast infections they are often completely oblivious, it isn't until later on when bad side effects manifest that they become aware of their condition. This article should hopefully enlighten you on the male yeast infection treatment and male yeast infection symptoms.

Yeast infections as we know them are often just external manifestations of the internal issues, in yeast infection this is a dangerous increase in candida fungi inside of our bodies, for women this is displayed as a vaginal yeast infection and for men it is often a penile yeast infection. However it is much more likely to go undetected in men due to physical differences.

Candida Albicans
Candida Albicans

Yeast is a fungi and like many other fungus such as mold it kills the good bacteria in our bodies and feeds off of sugars and is facilitated by products such as alcohol and barley products.

How Can Men Contract Yeast Infections?

Just like a female yeast infection, male yeast infections can be spread through various means including sex with an infected partner. If a female has a yeast infection and have engaged in sexual activity yeast is very likely to climb up the urethra and into the prostate gland. If not treated this infection can lead to some serious side effects in the future.

Just like any other fungal infection, yeast infections can be acquired through high sugar diets, antibiotics (which tend to kill off good bacteria to fight off yeast infections), high alcohol (especially beer) consumption, sex, wheat and barley products and a weakened immune system will make you more vulnerable to candida yeast infection in general. It is easiest to attack it early and get male yeast infection treatment as soon as possible!

Male Yeast Infection Symptoms

the most prominent symptoms of male yeast infection are digestive problems. These symptoms include excessive diarrhea or constipation, bad breath, frequent gas passing, loose stools, indigestion, mood swings, memory loss, sexual dysfunction, itchy and flaky skin, and jock itch.

If the infection has spread to the prostate and penile yeast infection it is usually much easier to diagnose. A common symptom of penile yeast infection is white bumps on the head of the penis, itchy skin around the head, drying penile skin, painful cracking of dry skin when erection occurs, red itchy skin around head, burning sensations - especially after contact, strange odors, flaky skin.

If you have a yeast infection (candida infection) you will often notice a spike in your craving for sugary foods - this is due to the necessity for candida to thrive off of sugars leaving you less to absorb. If you have noticed that you are excessively craving sweets I would suggest you not feed the infection by ingesting sugar loaded foods, this only serves to worsen the infection.

Male Yeast Infection Treatment - How to Treat Your Male Yeast Infection Naturally

White Vinegar; White vinegar when applied directly to the area of infection has been known to help greatly. This is a very powerful male yeast infection home remedy that works pretty wonderfully in helping with penile yeast infections. This male yeast infection home remedy combined with over the counter yeast infection treatment can work wonders for reducing flaking related to the infection.

Cutting out sugars from your diet and colon cleansing can greatly reduce the amount of candida in your intestinal system and attack the source of the yeast infection issues.

Cold Coconut Oil has been proven to help keep the skin from cracking and drastically reduce symptoms and problems from manifesting while treating the source of the problem.

Garlic is a powerful anti-fungal substance and when a clove or two is eaten per day it can reduce the amount of yeast in the digestive system to much healthier levels

Oregano oil is another powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial substance which will greatly assist in reducing the severity of your yeast infection.

Overall I would suggest that the most important thing to do for a treating a male yeast infection is to cut out all sugars for a few weeks in order to starve the fungi along with supplementing topically and ingesting anti-fungal substances for faster results, if you really want to be rid of the yeast quickly colon cleansing is a very effective solution. Don't worry, the faster you start to treat it the better it will get! Good luck!

Written by Cody Pedersen


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      9 years ago

      Please also be aware tht many drugs can cause the imbalance. I am diabeic and have rhumitoid artritis. Because of th RA I am on imunospressants. These both allow yeast to run free and cause havok in the immune system. Make sure you are well read when you take these powerful drugs.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the info. Really needed the information

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      9 years ago

      Why is this so hard to diagnose?

      I've had yeast infections for most of my life now... and it wasn't until recently that I was able to determine what it is. When I was younger it was misdiagnosed as Psoriasis so maybe that is what delayed my own detection. (Note psoriasis treatments do nothing for yeast infections).

      I've cleared up my yeast infections mostly through removing sugars from my diet... which was not easy. This stuff is no joke though, I would not wish the pain it has caused me over the years on my worst enemy. I can happen anywhere, but for me the most common were the back of my scalp, and around my anus. It also would get it around my waist band line and rarely on my elbows. I've also transferred it a few times to my partner, but she was always able to clear it up in a few days.

      A final note... while I have been able to clear up the infection, I'm pretty sure that I now have a severe yeast allergy. So keep this in mind as well if you've had a chronic yeast infection, you'd be surprised what foods yeast can show up in.

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      9 years ago

      male yeast infection is very unpleasant and brings a lot of discomfort. all you have to do is prevent it from the smallest symptoms

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      Daniel Smith 

      10 years ago

      Great Hub! Many people are not being aware of Candida Symptoms.

      Thanks for sharing the information I appreciated it.

      That's why i rated, shared, and voted it. =)

      If you get a chance you may also visit my site. I will appreciate it so much. =)

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      10 years ago

      A really informative article Cody. It is important to note that Male Yeast Infection Symptoms very often do take a significant amount of time to appear. Where it's even more important that refraining from sexual contact with an infected partner until they have been treated or have recovered be enforced.

      I would also add for treatments that men finds ways to reduce their levels of stress, get plenty of sleep, and work at boosting their immune systems.


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      10 years ago

      this really helped i think i transmitted it from my gf hope were ok

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      10 years ago

      tnx u have helped me a lot!!!!

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      Tim Fisher 

      10 years ago

      Male yeast infection is often overlooked and widely misunderstood, but this article has a great deal of good and relevant content.


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