Can Men Get Yeast Infections? Well, it’s common for women to get yeast infections, or what doctors call candidiasis. Nearly 75% of all women have had at least one. What you might not know is that men can get them too. Candida albicans is a common fungus. You’ve probably got a small amount living in your mouth, digestive tract, or on moist parts of your skin.
Women often have some in their vagina. Most of the time, Candida doesn’t cause any problems. But if too much of it grows in one place, you get a yeast infection. You could get this inside your mouth (doctors call this oral thrush) or as a skin infection. Men can also get a yeast infection on the tip of their penis. This leads to an inflammation called balanitis.
It’s more common in men who aren’t circumcised and have a foreskin that’s still intact. In fact, you’re at higher risk of a yeast infection if you’ve been taking antibiotics for a long time, you have diabetes, overweight, weakened immune system, or you had trouble cleaning yourself. You can also get a yeast infection on your penis through sex. If your partner has one, they could pass it on to you.
If by any chance you get a yeast infection on your penis, you could have one of these symptoms: Itching or burning on the tip of your penis or the foreskin, redness, discharge that looks like cottage cheese and smells bad, trouble pulling back your foreskin, a hard time getting or keeping an erection. In severe cases, you may have a hard time peeing or keeping control of your urine stream. If your immune system is weak, there’s a chance that the fungus can spread into your bloodstream. This is a serious condition called invasive candidiasis. Now, how is a Yeast Infection Diagnosed? Since many sexually transmitted diseases or STDs share some of the symptoms of a yeast infection, you shouldn’t try to diagnose yourself. See your doctor. He’ll ask about your symptoms and examine your penis.
After you are seeing a doctor, they may suggest an over-the-counter antifungal cream or prescribe one to help get rid of the infection. You’ll apply this to the head of your penis and under your foreskin. You’ll need to do this until your symptoms go away, which could take 7 to 10 days.
You’ll also need to avoid sex until you’re better. If itching is a problem, your doctor can also give you a corticosteroid (steroid) cream to offer some relief. If an antifungal or corticosteroid cream doesn’t clear up your infection, let your doctor know. He may refer you to a dermatologist or skin doctor for further treatment.
So, can you prevent a Yeast Infection? Yes, of course. The best way to stop a yeast infection from happening or coming back is to practice good hygiene. Clean and dry your penis each time you shower and after sex. Unscented soaps are best. If your partner has a yeast infection, use a condom during sex.
Wear loose cotton underwear. This prevents moisture from building up under your foreskin. If your groin gets too moist, it’s easier for candida fungus to grow there. Well, that's a little information about men yeast infection every men should know. Don't forget to check link on the description for more information about yeast infection treatment. Really cool information isn't it? Leave us a comment down below and let us know what you thought of this video.
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