A penis yeast infection or penile candida infection are names for a condition caused by a yeast-like fungus that settles on the head of the penis. It can sometimes take a while to diagnose this condition as some of the symptoms are similar to those associated with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many people associate yeast infections with woman (of the vagina), however there are several other areas of the body where yeast can cause problems – such as the skin, the mouth (oral thrush) – even the scalp. This article will review the signs and symptoms of a penile yeast infection as well as offer some advice on effective treatments and remedies.
Symptoms of a penis yeast infectioninclude soreness an irritation at and around the head of the penis. Other signs include itching on the penis head and shaft that is associated with a red, bumpy rash that can be found around the male genitals as well. Sometimes, a penile candida infection can also include a white, milky discharge that is cottage-cheese in consistency – with severe cases including blisters, sores and lesions which can bleed if not treated.
Causes of a penis yeast infectioninclude overuse of antibiotics and excessive sugar in the body, however the most common reason that a guy gets penile candida is by having unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman who has a vaginal candida infection. Also – if a man has a compromised immune system (with diseases such as cancer or AIDS/HIV) – he is also at risk.
Treatments for a penis yeast infection. A doctor who diagnoses a yeast infection of the penis will most likely prescribe some topical creams and ointments to clear up the rash and infection. Some men, however will receive some relief for a period of time – only to have recurrence shortly thereafter. If a man has chronic penile yeast infections – he should consider some of the root causes of what is causing the infection to begin with. In addition – there are some natural remedies that have been found to be quote effective at treating a penile candida outbreak – with less harsh results than a prescription might offer. Examples of such home remedies include apple cider vinegar, yogurt (taken both internally and as a topical treatment) as well as tea tree oil. There are also diets that a man can consider going on which reduce the amount of foods that can cause excessive sugars in the body (which can be another trigger of a male yeast infection).