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Male Yeast Infection

Contrary to the belief that only


females suffer from yeast infections,
men
can
also
contact
yeast
infections, known as male yeast
infection.

Many men are unaware of having a yeast


infection as it progress in males in asymptotic
form. Most men contract the infection from
their partners, as women are more susceptible
to develop yeast infections.
In women, the condition is easily identifiable as
a host of symptoms manifest within a brief
period of contacting the infection.
However, most men do not know they have it
till they are either informed by their partners
or through a medical examination. Male yeast
infection is contracted through unprotected
sex. This is the only method through which the
infection can enter the body. Such infections
can cause extreme discomfort and irritation.

Symptoms of Male Yeast Infection

Burning sensation when passing urine.


Sores on the foreskin of the genital organ.
Irritation and itchiness.
White discharge, similar to a vaginal infection.
Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Redness and inflammation on top of the penis.
Indigestion.
Increased desire for sweets.

Causes of Male Yeast Infections


Changes to the immune system
Prolonged, excessive or unneeded
antibiotic use
Diabetes
Foods- Certain foods can also increase the
growth of yeast. For example, wheat, oats,
barley and peanuts, corn and red apples
encourage the growth of yeast in the body.
Beer too encourages the growth of yeast.

Treating Male Yeast


Infections
Fluconazole is still considered a first-line agent
in nonneutropenic patients with candidemia or
suspected invasive candidiasis.
Cutaneous
candidiasis:
Most
localized
cutaneous candidiasis infections may be
treated with any number of topical antifungal
agents (eg, clotrimazole, econazole, ciclopirox,
miconazole, ketoconazole, nystatin).
If suspected secondary infection, prophylaxis
topical antibiotic may be administered.

Treating Male Yeast


Infections
Oral NSAID for pain & inflammation
Protect against friction and scratching.
Do not use soap to clean genitals as it may
worsen the condition. Use normal saline
compression in the area.
Fungi thrive in moist environments. Therefore, all
men should ensure that they keep their genital
areas as dry as possible.
Removal of excess hair is also recommended as
this cause dampness and propensity to create
humid and sweaty conditions in which yeast
colonies thrive
Recommend circumcision.

Balanitis is inflammation
of the glans penis.
When the foreskin is
also affected, it is
termed balanoposthitis.

Differential Diagnosis
Exantema fixtum
Eritroplasi puera