Yeast Infections in Men – Causes, Symptoms and Cures
Male yeast infections can occur in just the same places that women will get it – with the exception of the vagina of course! But, I’m not talking primarily of the yeast infections that can occur elsewhere on the body, but instead of the type of yeast infections that can occur on the genital area. Yeast infections in men can occur just as they do in women.
Now since men don’t have a vagina, and therefore can’t harbor or breed the Candida bacteria in their vagina, it falls to the factor of transference for men to get yeast infections.
Although there can be a few different reasons for men to get yeast infections, the most common reason is due to transferal through sexual intercourse. If their sexual partner has a yeast infection, then a man has a chance of also contracting a yeast infection.
You can in fact get a yeast infection by passing it along to your partner through sexual intercourse. For the most part this is how male yeast infections will occur. It will pass from you to your partner and sometimes even back again.
That’s why it’s a good thing if you can stop all sexual relations until your yeast clears up. After all that’s said and done, it’s better to have a short period of abstinence in your life than to have to be continually guarding against a recurrence of yeast just because you passed it along to your partner.
This can sometimes have a ping pong effect where you might first have the yeast infection and pass it along to your partner, who in turn will get it, and who in turn will pass it back to you. However, although you can get yeast infections through sexual intercourse, yeast infections aren’t considered as a sexually transmitted disease.
This is not a matter of sexually transmitted diseases. Yeast infections can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, but that doesn’t mean that the other person will get it. In the case of male yeast infections, there’s only a 12-15% chance that they will get it f their partner has a yeast infection.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to abstain from having sexual relations while you have a yeast infection.
Symptoms of male yeast infections will be similar to those of vaginal yeast infections. There will be some differences but for the most part they are similar.
o Itching of the penis
o Burning sensation of the tip of the penis
o Red rash on your penis
o Burning sensation when urinating
And just as the symptoms for male yeast infections are the same or similar to those of female yeast infections, the cures are also the same or similar. Very obviously there are some things that you can’t do in the case of cures, like the use of suppositories for instance.
But you can adapt just about all of the other cures to suit you. You might also want to ask your doctor about prescription medications and over the counter medications.
In the case of over the counter medications you might definitely want to ask your doctor first about whether you can use them as well, or whether you need to go in for something different. And once you do get it there’s also the chance that you can pass it back to your sexual partner and get it back again as well.
Source by Jack Landry