Male yeast infections are usually minor problems that can are easily treated with antifungal creams or ointments. A male yeast infection occurs from sexual contact with women who have a yeast infection. Not every male who is exposed to a yeast infection will get one. Men are at increased risk if they have diabetes or are uncircumcised.
Signs and symptoms of male yeast infections include:
- Soreness and irritation at the head of the penis
- Itching of the head of the penis
- White, clumpy discharge
- Red color at the head of the penis
- Burning sensation during intercourse
- Burning sensation during urination
- Severe itching and pain
- Red patches and blisters on the head of the penis
- Transient rash
- Jock Itch.
Men who are not circumcised may be affected worse than those who are because the foreskin holds in moisture. Men with HIV or other immune system disorders are also more susceptible to getting a male yeast infection.
Sometimes males who have yeast infections have no outward signs or symptoms. However, if your female sexual partner gets a yeast infection after having sex with you, it might be a good idea to get yourself checked. Yeast infections can easily be passed back and forth between sexual partners.
Some males treat their yeast infections with Monistat vaginal cream which is typically used for female yeast infections. Put a few drops of white vinegar in the cream, mix it together and then apply the mixture to the affected area. Some people have reported great success with this method to treat male yeast infections, but the use of vinegar seems to be the key. Don’t apply straight vinegar because it will cause a serious irritation in the sensitive genital area.
Some males with yeast infections may need to go to the doctor to obtain a prescription for Diflucan or Nizoral. Because Nizoral is a very powerful anti-fungal it is very hard on your liver. This is not something you want to take unless you absolutely have to. Diflucan is relative safe and there is one version that is available over the counter. FDA approved oral drug often clears the male yeast infection in just one dose.
The use of a condom will often prevent men from getting yeast infection from their sexual partners. The key to successful treatment is early intervention. Be sure to talk to your doctor at the very first sign of a male yeast infection so that that will not have to suffer needlessly.
Difllucan: An oral medication that has been proven to be effective in treating yeast infections.
Nizoral: A very powerful drug that can cause liver problems and should be used only under the careful supervision of a doctor.