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Yeast Infection in Males: Surprising FACTS

May 2, 2008
Yeast infection in males, also called Candida balanitis, is a specific type of fungal infection called Candidiasis. Yeast infection in males can result in an inflamed glans penis - the tip of the penis with a multitude of blood vessels. Like other specific types of Candidiasis (for example, oral cavity and vaginal yeast infection), yeast infection in males is caused by Candida species, Candida albicans being the most frequently occurring. The microbes that boost growth of yeast infection are typically present on the glans skin, but certain conditions provoke their multiplication and yeast infection overgrowth.

The most active causes of Candida balanitis are:

1. Neglect of personal hygiene. 2. Use of lubricants and soaps based on glycerine and containing additives for color and odor. 3. Particular conditions like diabetes and obesity. Research done recently suggests that imbalance in lifestyle and diet can degrade overall conditions of health and boost development of yeast infection in males. 4. Sexual relations with a partner suffering from yeast infection; this means that a simultaneous remedy of both individuals in required for effective yeast infection therapy that lasts.

Candida balanitis is infrequent compared to other infections. There are more sufferers among uncircumcised males than circumcised, and infection occurs less often in children than in adult males. For male candidiasis, the predominant symptoms, sometimes visually obvious, are: (1) A sensation of discomfort in the male organ and tingling or irritable pain; (2) Genital discharge on an occasional basis; (3) The glans of the male organ suffers a painful, blotchy rash; (4) Swelling, red color and a very sensitive genital area.

Male yeast infection also concerns a key male body area psychologically, closely linked to men's pride and can therefore be damaging in this sense as well. Yet the common assumption is that Candida balanitis is a minor problem. To add to the problems, ignoring male Candidiasis can further complicate the issue with the onset of phimosis, where the foreskin sticks to the swollen and inflamed glans penis. In a similar way, diagnosis from an experienced and professional clinician is needed to tell the difference between male yeast infection and sexually communicated diseases like herpes. To avoid such severe complications, symptoms of Candida balanitis have to be treated appropriately whenever they show up.

One example is to ensure daily personal hygiene by showering to wash the penis head and foreskin, and in addition to keep the penis area dry at all other times. If the infection is more problematical, a physician can prescribe pills or creams to act against the fungus. Upon diagnosis of male yeast infection, other treatments than medicine are recommended. Maintaining good basic personal hygiene while tackling the causes at the root of male candidiasis is the best method for stopping its recurrence. This approach, based on a program of herbal, all-natural remedies, detoxification, supplements and dietary and lifestyle alterations, focuses on the inner causes of yeast infection in males, to permanently eliminate symptoms and to safely make sure that it does not happen again. For any symptoms of Candida balanitis that do recur, and especially if you have a systemic Candida infection, the holistic approach is highly recommended.
About the Author
Linda Allen is a health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Yeast Infection No More . For Further Information about Male Yeast Infection Visit: Male Yeast Infection
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