Are you suffering from painful men thrush? If so, this is a very treatable condition. This article is going to share with you what exactly this infection is and how you can treat it successfully at home.
Thrush in men is caused by the same microorganism that causes yeast infections in women. Thrush is due to an overgrowth of naturally occurring yeast found in the body called candida albicans - candida for short. Candida is found normally in the genitourinary tract, the mouth, throat, skin, digestive tract, and within the bowels. When your body chemistry is not in balance, candida can multiply and cause painful yeast infections to arise.
Causes of Men Thrush:
Thrush in men can be caused by a variety of different factors. Just like women, it is when your body's chemistry is out of balance.
Here are a few causes of male yeast infections:
- Prolonged antibiotic use (kills all the good bacteria)
- Impaired immune systems (i.e. HIV)
- Intercourse with a partner who has a yeast infection
- Nonoxynol-9: a common spermicide used in condoms
There can be other causes of thrush in men but these are the most common.
Symptoms of Men thrush:
There are a variety of symptoms of thrush in men and they will vary depending on the person and where the infection is. Yeast can occur on the skin, in the mouth, and within the genitourinary tract. Uncircumcised men are more likely than circumcised men to get male candidiasis yeast infections.
Here are a few symptoms of men thrush of the penis:
- Red and itchy rash
- Itching burning
- Burning during intercourse
These symptoms can also be due to a sexually transmitted disease (STD), so if you suspect this may be the case, you should visit your doctor.
Treatment of Men Thrush:
Male candidiasis infections can be treated in the same manner as females. You can purchase "over-the-counter" fungal medications such as Monistat or something similar. You can also effectively treat men thrush at home with homeopathic treatments such as applying yogurt, soaking in a bath full of vinegar, and making small dietary changes such as reducing the sugars and barley you consume.