Some men believe they are immune to catching a yeast infection because this infection is so common among women. Even though women are the usual victims of a yeast infection, men can easily experience this problem through a weakened immune system, excessive antibiotic use, certain conditions like diabetes, and through unprotected with a partner that has the candida infection already.
A yeast infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, but unprotected sexual intercourse is the most common reason many men find themselves dealing with this problem. As a matter of fact, it isn’t uncommon for both a man and his partner to experience multiple yeast infections as they pass the candida fungus back and forth unknowingly during sexual intercourse. This is why it is important both you and your girlfriend/wife get diagnosed and treated properly before resuming any sexual activity to avoid repeated infections.
If you are a male suffering from a yeast infection you will notice certain symptoms that are common like:
- Soreness, itchiness and irritation of the penis(specifically the head).
- Penile discharge that looks similar to white cottage cheese vaginal discharge women experience when they develop this infection.
- Swelling at the penis head.
- Red spots around the penis head.
- Discoloring around the penis head.
- The skin of your penis begins to peel.
- Burning or stinging sensation while urinating. You should also look out for these symptoms around your scrotum and thigh area.
Sometimes men believe so strongly that this is a problem exclusive only to women that they will misdiagnose themselves and mistake these symptoms with genital herpes. If you are unsure you have a penile yeast infection check with your doctor first before you begin treating yourself.
A lot of the same treatments used for women such as lotions and cream can be used for men dealing with yeast infections. However, these type of treatments do a good job of providing a quick relief from symptoms, but a poor job of attacking the root cause of the problem and eliminating the infection for good.
This is because treatments likes lotions don’t tackle the problem internally and externally. Home remedies are usually the best option when it comes to stopping the problem for good.
A great male yeast infection home remedy is chamomile because it helps increase the white blood T cells in your body that will fight off the yeast and improve your immune system. You can use this herb as a treatment by making a simple tea with it’s flowers.
Take a handful of chamomile flowers and steep it in about 8 ounces of boiling water for ten minutes. Breathe in the vapors of the freshly made tea and drink it slowly. You will need to drink about 2 to 3 cups of this tea everyday until you notice symptoms are gone. You can also find chamomile in capsules you can take daily to fight off your yeast infection symptoms.
One of the most popular yeast infection home remedies among both men and women is yogurt. Yogurt contains the good bacteria known as lactobacillus acidophilus needed to fight off the candida fungus. You can use plain yogurt as a natural treatment by eating a few cups each day.
If the idea of eating yogurt regularly each day doesn’t appeal to you there are acidophilus pills you can take to re-introduce the good bacteria in your system to bring your yeast problem under control. You should be able to find acidophilus pills at your local health food store in the vitamins section.
Also known as probiotics, acidophilus tablets should be taken one or two times daily until symptoms pass. Acidophilus is the main ingredient found in yogurt and other food items like sauerkraut and kimchi. So adding some kimchi and sauerkraut to your diet will help fight off the yeast causing bacteria.
Organic Oregano oil
Organic oregano oil diluted in water is a very effective male yeast infection home remedy. You must make sure you dilute the oregano oil before applying it to the affected area or it will burn. You can find organic oregano oil to treat yourself in liquid or gel form, and take it internally or externally. If you take it internally simply take a gel 3 to 4 times daily until your symptoms are gone. If you take it externally dilute 5 drops of the oil with a little water and then apply it directly to the affected area.
Boric acid is a natural treatment that works by restoring the natural alkaline pH level in your body to eliminate the yeast causing fungus. Boric acid will also help reduce annoying symptoms associated with this infection like the itching and burning sensations.
Once you begin taking boric acid it will naturally create an acidic environment that will make it impossible for the yeast fungus to survive. To use as a treatment method simply buy boric acid capsules and take at least two everyday. You can also find boric acid in a powder form that you can apply directly to the affected area to get relief.
These are some of the best male yeast infection home remedies out there. Along with using these home remedies make sure you avoid consuming food items like corn, peanuts, and wheat. Also, try to eat foods that will help your body heal itself like fresh green leaf vegetables, fruits, and water.