Symptoms and Treatment of Male Yeast Infection


Though, yeast infection is common to both the genders, the females are more susceptible. The causes of infection and the noticeable signs are similar in both.

The cause of infection is a fungal attack by Candida Albicans. The curative process for both men and women is similar, too. Let’s examine how it affects males, noticeable changes that show-up and remedies available.

Reasons for infection

Both the genders are prone to be infected by ‘Candida Albicans’, fungi, which is the culprit. This fungus usually occurs in human anatomy, taking shelter in dark, warm and moist body parts. Initially, it isn’t problematic because the friendly bacteria in the body keep it under check.

The bacterial control over the fungi is reduced when its numbers dwindle, resulting in the yeast becoming an infection. Friendly bacteria cannot survive in low immunity conditions or with steroids/antibiotics’ usage. These are the reasons for the infection.


Yeast infection normally begins in the alimentary canal of the stomach and flows down to your penis, anus, mouth, and even onto nails and skin.

The infection manifests in the private parts of males. The penile infection becomes obvious through inflamed penis head which appears reddish, thick discharges, itching sensation, blisters, dry and peeling skin.

The way male yeast infection spreads…

Usually it is spread through intimate sexual acts with an infected partner. Though you can’t call sex as the source of infection, it is a medium for spreading the infection.

By delayed appearance of the infection in the private parts of males, handling the symptoms becomes difficult. This also means that while the male gets treated, his sexual partner faces the risk of being infected.


The infection cannot be treated by applying creams, gels or sprays on the infected area because these contain chemicals components.

The Treatment becomes problematic because the medications attack only the symptoms and not the disease, even as healing process is delayed.Often you may notice that the symptoms have vanished, but it is frustrating to note that these can recur, once the medications are stopped. Importantly, the fungi candidas can develop resistance against these chemicals in the medicines.