Yes, men can get yeast infections too. Yeast is a fungal infection. It is harder to detect in men. Sometimes a yeast infection can be transferred from sexual intercourse with a woman who has a yeast infection.
Symptoms are easily detected in women. Men can have no clue they have a yeast infection until it causes other health problems. The yeast can find its way to the urethra and into the prostrate gland.
Beer drinking can cause yeast infections in men. Even before a woman notices signs of infections, she can transport the infection to her partner. The causes of yeast infections in men can be the same as any other fungal infection.
A weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use, alcohol, corn products, peanuts, and wheat products can spark a yeast infection. These food products have mold in them.
Often when you take antibiotics, they treat your infection but also destroy good bacteria making you susceptible to yeast infection. Beer and high sugar content foods can create a medium to feed a yeast infection.
It may not be detected until it reaches the digestive system and then can become a systemic infection. What occurs is that your immune system gets worn down by the molds in your body and than you become systematic.
Digestive problems are the number one symptom in men and boys with a yeast infection.Â The most common symptoms are bad breath, constipation, indigestion, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, mood swings, irritability, lethargy, jock itch, prostate problems and athletes’ feet.
You may crave sweets and carbohydrates because that feeds the yeast infection. There is a home test you can do to determine if you have a yeast infection. Leave a glass of water at your bedside before you go to bed. When it is morning spit into the glass, if the contents become stringy and cloudy you may have a yeast infection. It resembles spider webs.
Treatments include anti-fungal medications and medications to treat the symptoms. To treat a penile infection you need prescription drugs.
There are also some herbal remedies. Genetian violet is a natural anti-fungal agent. Coconut oil is another anti-fungal agent used to treat yeast infections.
Keep the area dry. Put talcum powder or baby powder around the penis or other areas that has the infection. Yeast grows in moist environments. These are just a few facts and remedies to treat male yeast infections.