You certainly won't find men getting together and talking about having this condition. Many will not even know what it is or how to treat it, but one thing is for sure, you will know there is something wrong and if you let it develop and get out of hand it will cause you a lot of discomfort and pain.
What Causes A Penile Yeast Infection?
Yeast thrives in warm and moist conditions. Uncircumcised men naturally have a habitat where this type of yeast infection can thrive. Penis yeast infections in circumcised men is much less common as the head of the penis is kept dry and cooler as air circulates.
Men can contract a penis yeast infection through sexual intercourse with a woman that has a yeast infection. Other health conditions can also be a factor including diabetes, but the most common is intestinal yeast overgrowth.
This condition is made worse by consuming foods that feed the yeast, particularly sugar-laden foods and beer. If you find yourself craving foods such as pasta or anything sugary you are unknowingly giving the parasite what it craves.
What Are The Symptoms?
Once the yeast infection has infected the head of the penis, over time it can crack and become sore. This can be particularly painful and something you are aware of even during your daily activities. If you let your penis yeast infection reach this point it can take quite a long time to kill off the yeast infection and can be particularly stubborn and problematic.This is because the yeast can be resistant to treatment.
How Do You Cure It?
There are several ways you can tackle a penis yeast infection. Here are some of the most popular ways:
* First of all make sure you pay close attention to your personal hygiene. Make sure the head of the penis is thoroughly washed.
Tip: Even use the shower head specifically on this area. Be careful the water isn't too hot though and that the 'blast' setting isn't cranked too high. You are looking to improve and cure this condition, not make it any worse.
* Secondly, after taking a shower use a separate towel to specifically 'buff' and dry the head of the penis. My doing this you will remove dead skin cells and dry the area so that the yeast infection doesn't have the moisture it needs to feed its growth and worsen.
Next you need to consider taking both topical and internal treatment to promote good bacteria and a healthy immune system, not to mention give you a state of well being and promote good health. You should also remove certain foods from your diet until your infection has cleared up.
Step 1: Take a quality probiotic on a daily basis. This will give your body 'friendly bacteria' it wouldn't otherwise get from a busy lifestyle.
Step 2: Eliminate anything laden with refined sugar. This includes chocolate, cakes, ice cream sweets and anything loaded with sugar when you look at the ingredients. Also cut down or eliminate pasta and avoid beer in any volume. Beer is loaded with yeast and will just worsen your penis yeast infection.