Men’s Yeast Infection: Oral and Genital Candidiasis

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It has been found out that about 1 in 10 men has multiple sexual partners—a figure which is considered higher than that of the female population. And as we all know, engaging in multiple sexual partner relationships can lead to a lot of complications. Topping the list of these complications are Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs. Sexually Transmitted Infections has a long list—it may include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Venereal Warts, and the likes.

Candidiasis or Yeast Infection is also among the most common STIs known to man… but then the gender ratio of yeast infection points out that women are more prone to developing this condition for several reasons like the nature of a woman’s reproductive system, the vaginal and cervical orifice’s  moisture and pH and many other factors. This doesn’t mean that men are not prone from getting a Yeast Infection. Men’s yeast infection also happens and here are some basic information about this concerning condition.

Men’s yeast infection, just like that of women’s, is caused by a fungi called Candida albicans… this is the reason why yeast infection is also clinically termed as Candidiasis. Candidiasis not only affects the genital area but also the oral area (as in oral candidiasis). Candida fungi are present in our body in minute amounts but due to immunity problems, these fungi may grow into larger colonies—thus the development of men’s yeast infection.

This article will discuss both the oral and genital form of men’s yeast infection:

Men’s Yeast Infection: Oral Candidiasis

Oral candidiasis is also commonly called oral thrush. This fungal infection, as the term suggests occur inside the oral cavity. Initially, the thrush will present as a slightly elevated reddish bump on the inner cheeks, tongue, throat or lips. As time passes, these bumps will grow larger… when these thrushes come in contact with the teeth and food that we eat, these can bleed.

Men’s yeast infection on the mouth can cause extreme pain especially upon eating and drinking. Thus, it is important to take note of the following tips:

-          avoid antibiotic treatments, use gargles or antifungal topical ointments;

-          rinse your mouth properly and frequently most especially after eating;

-          avoid direct contact with your partners oral cavity, i.e. kissing; as well as your partner’s genitals i.e. performing fellatio and cunnilingus.

-          Use garlic supplements or chew garlic tablets, as well as yogurt as these are known to be cures for fungal infections.

Men’s Yeast Infection: Genital Candidiasis

The following are signs and symptoms of a genital candidiasis among men:

-          a red bump or thrush on the penile head;

-          severe itchiness and pain in the genital area;

-          a jock itch;

-          burning sensation while urinating;

-          whitish discharge from the penis;

-          itchiness and blisters at any area of the genitals.

Male yeast infection is common among men who do not practice safe sex, genital hygiene as well as those who practice multiple sexual relationships. Yeast infection is not a thing that can be taken lightly—it is an infectious condition and preventing its spread should be the ultimate goal of treatment apart from clearing the body of it.

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  1. Bob by Avenido says:

    Can you give me effective medicine for the yeast infections.
    Thank you

  2. fluconazole 150 mg

  3. Where and how much is the medicine

  4. Is there over the counter medicine men can buy for the male yeast infection?

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