First, I want you to administer that men can get yeast infections too. We shall discuss about yeast infection in men, the causes, symptoms of yeast infection, and the remedies to this infection.
Firstly, if I may ask, what is yeast infection? Yeast infection is always present in the healthiest of people, and this infection is caused by Candida yeast which on occasions may grow out of hand if the condition of the body becomes favorable for them, let me break it down a little bit.
A yeast infection is caused by Candida yeast and it benefits from its host whereas its host suffers. The immune system usually keeps the microorganisms in the body under control and if the immune system has become compromised yeast can begin to multiply more rapidly more than the body can fight.
Yeast infection is also common to people who are always sexually active, i mean through an unprotected sex, people with this infection may transfer it to their partners, some couples even suffer this so called yeast infections because they pass it back and forth between themselves.
The best way is to abstain from sex if there is reoccurrences until the infection is absolutely treated. Some partners even blame themselves for cheating not knowing that it may also occur through several ways, not only through lack of personal hygiene or having sexual intercourse with the wrong person.
Yeast infection may occur in men through several ways as said earlier, and they shall all be discussed below.
These other conditions that contribute to yeast infection in men are; symptoms of HIV, diabetes, antibiotics, etc.
1* Diabetes, people who suffers from a diseases called diabetes are prone to yeast infections, reason being that yeast prefers to stay in an environment of excess sugar which serves as a yummy for them. The pancreas does not provide enough insulin which is needed by the body for metabolism, the increase in the amount of sugar by the helps in multiplying these yeasts. As a result they get out of control.
2* Antibiotics, antibiotics are sometimes used to fight off unwanted bacterial infections, on the long-run they may have side effects like killing the beneficial bacterial that fights off yeast in the body which later results to yeast infection.
3* Hormones in meat and daily products are also a cause of yeast infection in men, this is why it is advisable to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, you may even switch to antibiotic-free meat and foods with high percentage of calories, for these foods can be a source for growth of yeast in the body which results to yeast infection.
Let me quickly enlighten you about the symptoms of yeast infection in men. There is one shocking thing about yeast infection, they prefer to live in dark areas of the body, and they grow under the penis, or around the scrotum, or even under the foreskin at the penis tip. The infection affects both the penis, creases of the leg and behind the scrotum as well intense pain tends to result from an infection in the penis since it is associated with pleasure, the infection will cause itching or burning in the penis involving an unpleasant odor as well. The odor is caused by the gasses that are given off by the yeast as it breaks sugar.
Another symptom is that men can get a nasty white stuff coming with discharge.
Can yeast infection be treated? If no, then you got it all wrong, the best treatment is to prevent it but in case you are infected. There are certain prescription treatments. The only tried and true treatment is to blast the yeas ties with prescription drugs which probably may have side effects.
1* Difflucan, this drug is used to kill other species of Candida and some other fungi.
2* Nizoral, this drug is very powerful, it kills everything, it can also destroy the liver and reduces testosterone.
3* Lotions, it may be temporarily treated by lotions by applying it of the affected surface, but the fact is that yeast infection occurs internally, so it is better to treat the root key.