It is very common for yeast infections to occur in women. As a matter of fact, 75% of women will develop a vagina infection in their lifetime. However, it needs to be known that it is possible for men to get a yeast infection, sometimes known as a Candida infection. With that being said, you need to educate yourself regarding male yeast infections.
There are only a few ways, which a male yeast infection can occur.
The majority of male infections are transmitted sexually from a woman with a yeast infection. Even though the infection can be transmitted from one partner to another partner it is not categorized as a sexually transmitted disease. The same Candida infections that occur in women are also the same kind of infection that occurs in men. If your partner has a Candida infection, it is highly possible that you will develop the same infection as well. Be proactive and take the necessary steps to ensure an infection does not occur.
Research has shown that another cause of male infections are condoms that are lubricated with the spermicide Nonoxynol-9. Nonoxynol-9 has been found to increase the risk of an infection in both men and women. Also men with an allergy to latex may also develop a Candida infection if they use a latex condom.
Not all male Candida infections are developed through sexual transmission. There are other men’s yeast infections that can be found in other parts of the body. The infection can be found in the mouth. This type of oral yeast infections is more commonly known as Thrush. It is also possible for men to develop a skin yeast infection as well as an infection in the digestive tract. These type of infections usually occur from the use of antibiotics or a weakened immune system. Also, a diet high in yeast or sugar can result in a Candida infection. The yeast bacteria feeds of sugar and will cause the infection to continue growing out of control. It is possible for men that drink excessive amounts of beer to develop a Candida infection because beer contains yeast and glucose ( a form of sugar).
Antibiotics not only work to kill bad bacteria but they also attack the good bacteria. Because the good bacteria is attacked your body gets out of balance and creates an environment in your body for a Candida infection.
Men with weakened immune systems are also more likely to develop a male Candida infection because there body cannot fight the bacteria. Men with diabetes, HIV, or going through cancer treatment will have weakened immune systems, thus creating an environment for an infection.
Some signs and symptoms you should be aware of include redness and itching of the penile head as well as pain during urination. It is also possible for men to develop small bumps and blisters on the penile shaft. These bumps and blister can bleed if scratched. These symptoms can easily be mis-diagnosed as a sexually transmitted disease. It is also possible for the penile head to discharge a milky white substance with a consistency similar to cottage cheese. This knowledge will help you to determine whether or not you actually have an infection.
Male Candida infections can easily be treated if given prompt attention. You do not have to suffer from the itching and burning sensations you experience during sex and during urination. There are several natural remedies for male yeast infections. These natural remedies can be created and applied from the comfort of your own home. These natural remedies can also help you save time and money by not having to go to the doctor and waste gas.