This is Part II of our article about penile
yeast infection. Click on the link for Part I of Yeast Infection in
In part I of our article you learned about the
most common causes of male yeast infection. Now that you know
what may have caused your infection, we discuss the most common
symptoms and treatment options below.
However, before we get to that, we must first
issue a warning:
Symptoms of a yeast infection in men can be confused with
other ailments (such as some sexually transmitted
diseases). If this is the first time you may have a
penile yeast infection, it is best to see a doctor rather
than self diagnose to make sure you are treating the
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Since the foreskin can give the fungus a moist place to grow,
penile yeast infections are more prevalent in uncircumcised men
than in men that have been circumcised. However, men that are
circumcised can also get an infection.
As far as infection goes, one of the differences between men
and women is that a man may not even be aware that he has a
yeast infection since he is not displaying any symptoms. But
once those symptoms do appear, look out.
Some common symptoms of yeast infection in men include:
- Burning sensation during urination
- Itching in the penis/genital area
- Rash in the penis/genital area
- Blister on the penis
- Irritation - The head of the penis can become red and
- Discharge - while not very common, it is known to
Treatment of Male Yeast
Since it is so important, I
want to reiterate the warning above. Symptoms
of yeast infection in men can be confused with other ailments
(such as some sexually transmitted diseases). If this is the
first time you may have a yeast infection, it is best to see a
doctor rather than self diagnose to make sure you are treating
the correct condition.
Treatment of candidiasis in men is not unlike the treatment
of candidiasis in women. If you want to try a natural home
remedy, you can read all about them on our home remedies for yeast
There you will find the popular at home remedies that have
been used successfully by many people. That being said,
everyone is different so what worked for a friend may not work
for you. You may have to do some experimenting.
You might want to try small amounts of some of the remedies
first to see if you have a reaction.
Of course, you can always try over the counter drugs or
prescription drugs. Men can use the same OTC medications that
women use since the infections are the same. For more
information, see our male yeast infection cure
Anti-fungal creams are available without prescription at
drugstores. They can relieve your symptoms but don't really get
to the cause of the infection.
Probably the most common over the counter medication that is
used to treat yeast infection in men is Monistat.
During your treatment of yeast infection you should take the
- Wash and dry the area thoroughly
- Apply the medication as directed
- Wear loose natural clothing such as cotton
- Avoid synthetic fabrics that don't allow air to the
If you go to a doctor, you are likely to get a prescription to
get rid of the infection. The two most common prescriptions are
Diflucan and Nizoral.
No matter which route you go, be sure to read all the labels
on the medications you purchase. These drugs can have side
effects so you need to be aware of all the facts before you use
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