How to Cure a Male Yeast Infection?

How to Cure a Male Yeast Infection?

 

Looking for a way to treat your male yeast infection? Search no more. This article will give you all the information you need to cure your infection. If you’re suffering from a male yeast infection (also called candidal balanitis) you may notice the following symptoms:

 

How to cure a male yeast infection?

  • the head of your penis is itchy and sore

 

  • there are bumps with white, pus-looking heads

 

  • there may be white discharge

 

  • you may get a an itching or burning sensation after sex

 

 

If you’re not sure if it’s a yeast infection, visit a urologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. If your partner’s got a vaginal yeast infection and you notice the above symptoms, most probably it’s candidal balanitis and you can choose one of these over-the-counter treatments to cure it:

 

  • apply an antifungal cream such as Canesten or Miconazole  twice a day in the morning and in the evening, for 7 days

 

Coconut oil for vaginal yeast infection

 

  • If you need a relief from itching while waiting to get your medication, apply coconut oil on the affected skin. Coconut oil is a very powerful natural anti-fungal agent. If you add a drop or two of tea tree oil, the antifungal effect of coconut oil will be even stronger, but you may get a burning sensation on your penis. Check my article about natural cures for yeast infections to learn more.

 

 

Why did I get a male yeast infection?

 

How to cure a male yeast infection?

The first explanation that comes to mind is that you got it from your partner. Some pathogenic Candida cells attached to your penis during an intercourse and started to colonize it. Make sure that you use a condom whenever your partner gets a yeast infection, and apply Clotrimazole cream even if you don’t get any symptoms, just as a preventative measure.

 

Interestingly, yeast infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease and there’s evidence that male partners are not the main risk factor in women who suffer from recurrent vaginal yeast infection.

 

Another reason for getting male yeast infections can be diabetes. Make sure you get your glucose tolerance tested to eliminate this possibility, especially if you’re over 40.

 

Conclusion

 

If you keep getting penile yeast infections, make sure you go to see your urologist (or you partner’s gynecologist) to determine the cause and nature of your infection and find a more effective treatment, because not all genital yeast infections respond to over-the-counter medication.

How to cure a male yeast infection

 

It’s really important to get assessed by a doctor as there are certain transmitted diseases, such as genital warts, that can give similar symptoms to male yeast infection. Those conditions can cause serious complications for your and your partner’s health and it’s really important to treat them properly.

 

If you and your partner are trying to conceive it’s worth knowing that Candida, the fungus that causes a yeast infection, has the ability to cause sperm immobilization, which means that when you’re suffering from a genital yeast infections your chances of conceiving drop. For more information check my article about yeast infections and fertility.

 

Have you experienced a male yeast infection? How did you get rid of it? Please share your experiences and questions in the comment section below.

 

 

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6 comments

  • I didn’t even know that men could get yeast infections. Sounds very very unpleasant from what I’m reading here.

    Is the Diflucan a prescription drug? I’m assuming that we should also go to a doctor for this?

    Thanks for sharing this, and I hope I never have to refer to it for myself.

    • Hi Ian, Yeast infection can also happen to men and in rare cases, if they spread to inside the penis, they can cause temporary fertility issues. You don’t need to get a prescription for Diflucan, but still it’s best to get checked by a doctor if you get any worrying symptoms, to get an accurate diagnosis.

  • inahealthyway@gmail.com

    Hi, this is nice, informative article. Yeast infection isn’t a really nice thing and this is probably the first article about male yeast infection I’ve ever seen. I’ve usually seen articles only about women yeast infections, but obviously, men can get it as well.

    The problem is that people eat too much sugar and it’s main food for any yeast infections…so as you said people with diabetes more likely get the infection…

    Coconut oil is really good for this… Also, it’s good to eat the coconut oil because it contains Caprylic acid which helps fight the yeast infection..And reduce sugar! 😉

    Thank you for sharing!
    Iveta

    • Thanks for your comment Iveta. Interestingly, it seems that vaginal yeast infections are not triggered by eating sugar, as long as you don’t have glucose tolerance problems. In one study researchers checked sugar levels in women’s vaginas before and after drinking a glucose drink and there was no change at all! You can read more about it in my article about the link between eating sugar and vaginal yeast infections.

  • I didn’t know that men could get yeast infection but I guess it makes sense that they could get it from their partners if they don’t use a condom during sex.
    It’s interesting that men can get yeast infection if they have diabetes. I have pre-diabetes and perhaps my yeast recurrent yeast infection is linked to that? That’s not an angle I have considered.

    Thanks for sharing this informative article. I am sure people will be more aware of the problem and benefit from this knowledge that you provide.

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