Symptoms of Yeast Infection in Males:
In males, yeast infection symptoms can include:
- soreness and redness of the penis
- burning or itching
- pain during sex
- strange discharge
- unusually bad breath
- a sore throat or white spots on the tongue
- irritability and a weak immune system.
Causes of Yeast Infection in Men:
Use of antibiotics and sex with an infected partner are the two most common ways in which males contract a yeast infection. Yeasts naturally grow on normal adult skin, and in the mucous membranes of the gastro intestinal, respiratory and female genital tracts. When their natural balance is upset, an overgrowth of these yeasts can take place.
If the cause is sex with an infected partner it is important for both partners to abstain from sex until after they have completed a course of treatment, otherwise the infection can be passed backwards and forwards from one partner to the other.
Treatments For Yeast Infection in Males:
The problem with the treatments and creams on the market to treat yeast infections is that they are aimed at easing the symptoms, not treating the cause, so they may only mask a condition that continues to get worse. They are intended for occassional and not recurring infections. Also, they are generally aimed and marketed at women – what man wants to buy over the counter vaginal cream?
Fortunately there is a whole range of natural remedies that can be found in your cupboard or fridge which, for a fraction of the cost (and no unnecessary embarrassment!) can not only ease the symptoms within hours, but actually cure the infection as well.
If you or your partner suffer from reccurring yeast infections it is definately worth becoming familiar with these natural remedies – applied correctly they can save you a great deal of money, discomfort and embarrassment…