“Cherlene, what are you scratchin’ like that for?”
“Ohh Girl, last night my man brought the thunder, but I think he done give me somethin’!”
“Is that why you’re doing all that itchin’ and scratchin’?”
“Yeah Girl, I think he got that there Male Yeast Infection or something!”
Have you been itching and scratching like a mad man in unmentionable places? Is the constant irritation becoming more than you can bear? Maybe, you have discharge or little red spots that are getting worse and spreading? If so, then it may be time to look into Male Yeast Infection and see if it could be your problem.
What is a Male Yeast Infection?
A Yeast Infection is the overgrowth and spread of fungus on certain parts of the body. The fungus in question is most likely Candida albicans, the most commonly encountered source of Male Yeast Infection. The areas of the body most often infected with C. albicans are:
- Blood (in extreme cases)
It is in these locations that people of all demographics contract yeast infections. Perhaps “all” and “contract” in that previous sentence are misnomers. There are types of yeast infections that appear in some groups more than others. For example, Thrush (oral infection) is encountered almost exclusively in:
- Low Immune Response patients
Also people don’t really contract C. albicans as every human already has it on and in their bodies. It becomes a problem when “good bacteria”, which usually keeps the fungus at bay, is inhibited in some way:
- Contact with another person or object that has an active culture already growing (sex, medical equipment)
- Suppression of the Immune System (illness)
- Certain diseases (Diabetes, HIV)
Once the balance of normal body flora is thrown off, it becomes much easier for the existing “germs” to flourish, and if it’s C. albicans, there will be a Male Yeast Infection coming soon after.
Male Yeast Infection: Diagnosis
If you are having symptoms in any of the aforementioned areas of the body, in particular, the penis, you will need to see a doctor. Yeast infection is often misdiagnosed due to “self” diagnosis. You can’t know what type of infection you have unless you are a trained medical professional.
When you go to see about your infection the doctor is likely to do 3 things:
- A physical examination (this will give them an idea of what tests to run)
- Scrape the infected area and place the cells on a slide where a solution will be added that dissolves normal skin cells and leaves yeast cells
- Take a swab of the infection and place it in a culture (the resulting growth may tell the doctor what kind of condition you have)
The Symptoms and Side Effects of Male Yeast Infection
So what will a Male Yeast Infection look like? Well, that depends on several things including:
- Where it appears
- How long it’s been growing
- How irritated it is
We’ve already said that it appears in several places on the body, but for males the two likely places are on the genitals and in the mouth. There are a multitude of “looks” that yeast infection can have, but some of the more common symptoms and side effects are:
- Burning, Pain, and Discomfort
- General Irritation
- Flaking of Dry Skin
- Small Red Spots/Sores (mostly in males)
- Varying forms of Discharge
If you have an outbreak of these or other symptoms in the genital or mouth region, you probably need to seek medical attention. If left untreated this simple yeast infection can head inside the human body and that becomes a much more serious condition.
Candidemia is when yeast infection gets into the blood stream and that can, but rarely does, lead to death. As always, see your physician when you have suspicions about any medical condition.
How Can You Treat Male Yeast Infection?
The simple answer to that question is, treatment will be some kind of anti-fungal medication. Once a doctor has diagnosed your condition as Male Yeast Infection he will recommend or prescribe some form of the medication.
- Over the Counter (usually a topical crème)
- Prescription Strength Topical or Oral Fungicide
- IV Anti-fungal Medication (only in the most severe cases, usually in the hospital)
The big thing about anti-fungal medication is that you have to take it as directed, or you run the risk of recurrence and continuation of the condition. It will usually involve daily use of creams or pills for an extended period of time (from a few days up to 6 months.) In certain cases a doctor may give a one-time dose of a medication called fluconazole, but it’s usually only used once as Male Yeast Infection has the ability to become resistant to medication.
What Can Be Done About Male Yeast Infection?
There are two big things to do about Male Yeast Infection. The first is to get diagnosed. If you misdiagnose your condition and treat it wrong it can be very bad. The next thing is use the medicine exactly as described. If you do these two things you can successfully get rid of Male Yeast Infection.
What is NOT a form of Anti-fungal Medication?
a. IV (usually in the hospital)
c. Topical (cream)
d. Oral (Pill)
True or False: Candida albicans is the fungus that causes most Yeast Infections.
Which is NOT a symptom of Male Yeast Infection?
a. Hearing Loss
Answers at the bottom of the page!
Yeast Infection No More
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• Medical Researcher
• Former sufferer of Yeast Infections
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That means no more:
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Yeastrol Natural Homeopathic Relief from Yeast Infections
Are you tired of all those 3 to 27 step “methods “to follow in order to get relief from a Yeast Infection? Would you like to be able to rely on something much less involved? If that’s you, then try Yeastrol Natural Homeopathic Relief from Yeast Infections. With Yeastrol you can have the relief you seek from:
• Itching and Scratching
• Redness and Swelling
• Embarrassing Discharge and Odor
It’s time to get rid of these irritating and potentially serious symptoms.
Yeastrol is a spray. Doesn’t that sound simple? That’s all it takes to get relief from a Yeast Infection, and with just 2 sprays at a time, 3 times day, you can experience fast, effective relief from the conditions that are making you miserable.
This safe, homeopathic treatment reduces and eliminates symptoms in both men and women of all ages. Those who have tried Yeastrol, and use it consistently like instructed, have come to swear by it. They notice:
• Some quick relief of symptoms (within 12 hours)
• An end to recurring infections (by 3 months)
• Complete cessation of all Yeast Infection activity (by 6 months)
If there is a drawback to Yeastrol, it’s that you have to use it for 6 months on a daily basis, but what’s that compared to the relief you get when that Yeast Infection problem you were having is completely gone?
Answers: 1) b, 2) b, 3) a
March 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm
I never actually knew men could get yeast infections. That certainly looks uncomfortable! I’m going to pay closer attention to what’s going on if I start getting symptoms, and stay away from my fiance then
April 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm
That’s good “fiance advice” Jeanine. Passing the condition back and forth is the most common way guys get Male Yeast Infection. Thanks for sharing.
March 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm
I suffered from this a while ago and I was too embarrassed to seek any help with it. I wish I had an article like this to read beforehand but unfortunately I didn’t.
Because of this it stayed with me for quite some time and caused me a great deal of discomfort.
I will say it is essential to keep the affected area as clean and dry as possible.
March 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Thanks for sharing Paul. I’m sure you’re not alone in your wish for information like this earlier in your life. Maybe through your sharing, someone suffering now from what you did then can find help.