Candidiasis in men is a yeast infection, commonly of the penis, mouth or skin. And Candidiasis in men is more common than you might think. It’s just not talked about as much, and, men are far more secretive about problems ‘down under’. But Candidiasis in men exists and must be treated with the same seriousness as in women.
The main symptoms of penile Candidiasis are; a red rash with white lesions on the head of the penis, sometimes ulcerations, itchiness, dry flaking skin, pain when peeing, painful intercourse, sometimes loss of libido.
The symptoms of oral Candidiasis are; white / yellowish spots on mucous membranes, thick white coated tongue, cracks in tongue, problems swallowing, and, bad breath.
On the skin look for rashes, lesions, eczema, acne, etc.
The cause of Candidiasis in men is the same as in women; a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans. This is found in all of us quite naturally but is normally easily controlled by the friendly bacteria in our bodies. Sometimes the good guys can be overwhelmed though, and the Candida albicans ‘overgrows’ to such a level that it causes what we call Candidiasis, or, Candida, Moniliasis, Yeast Infection, or Thrush. Penile Candidiasis is more likely to occur in uncircumcised men, since the Candida albicans just loves the dark, warm, moist areas of the body.
There are many reasons why the beneficial bacteria cannot prevent the fungal overgrow. And of course if we know why this happens, we are well on the way to curing the infection faster, and more importantly, preventing it returning ever again. Some of the more common reasons are; overuse of antibiotics and / or steroids, diabetes, compromised immune system, bad diet, so-called recreational drugs, ill-health, some medications, obesity, etc.
Treatment for Candidiasis in men is normally by drug-based topical antifungal medications that normally work between seven and fourteen days. These are available by prescription or over-the-counter. For severe Candidiasis oral tablets may also be in order. The downside of using drug-based treatment for some men are the bad side-effects of some drugs and the ability of the yeast infection to come back, sometimes repeatedly.
Also, when you think about it, these drug-based medications cannot address the underlying causes of the Candida overgrow in the first place: things like your diet, general health and ‘lifestyle’ issues as shown above. So if these are not identified and sorted out quickly your cure can take much longer than necessary, and, there is a much higher chance that your yeast infection will return.
This has forced many men to turn to alternative, more holistic therapies to cure their Candidiasis fast and permanently. And there are even reports of cures within 12 hours, using these completely natural home-based remedies.