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Male Yeast Infection

Aug 17, 2007
If your sexual partner has a yeast infection then there's a good chance that you could also get the yeast infection from them. Although yeast infections are not regarded as a sexually transmitted disease, they can be passed back and forth through sexual intercourse. That's why, although it's not all that common, a male yeast infection can occur.

In these cases medical help should be sought first of all to determine whether indeed a male yeast infection is present. You then have the choice of getting prescription medications to treat the infection or you have the choice of using a natural treatment.

Although most of the natural cures are designed for the cure of a vaginal infection, and not a male infection quite a few, if not all of the remedies can be adapted to suit the male form.

There is also the choice these days of looking into over-the-counter cures for a male infection. Again here as well, most of the medication is aimed at vaginal infections but that doesn't mean that it won't work, especially if the medication comes in cream, or pill form.

These are easy to take and don't involve the use of such things as vaginal suppositories or boluses which are slightly difficult to take as treatment for a male infection!

If in doubt however about these over-the-counter medications you can always ask your doctor whether any of them are right to cure male infection symptoms.

And if you don't feel fully comfortable using any of these over-the-counter cures or natural remedies, you can always stick with good old fashioned prescription medications which also work just as well.

Again, although the medications are aimed mainly at women they are also good in the case of male infection, and if they come in pill or cream form, can be used in much the same manner.

One particular medication which bears some looking into is called Diflucan. It's a prescription medication but you only need to take one tablet. This one dosage is all that's needed to clear yeast infections, and it should work the same for a male infection as well. Again, if in doubt, ask your doctor about this particular medication.

Then again, a few common sense measures can also help to cure, and in some cases prevent male yeast infection from occurring at all.

These include but are not limited to, abstaining from sexual contact and intercourse until the infection has cleared up, and changing your diet to reflect a healthier lifestyle like staying away from refined foods, carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol, fermented foods, yeasty foods such as breads, and red meats.

It might sound tough at first but it can be done, and these measures along with whatever remedy you're taking can help in the fight against male yeast infection.
About the Author
Graham Winmill has written a series of articles on the treatment of yeast infections. Find further information on this subject at
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