A yeast infection on the penis can be very painful and embarrassing. If you are struggling with a male thrush problem, there are treatment options available. To get started, we’re going to discuss some of the common symptoms of yeast infections, how yeast infections are diagnosed, and how to effectively treat a penile yeast outbreak.
Symptoms of yeast infection on the penis
Yeast infections in men are caused by the same microorganism that causes female infections. This yeast is called Candida albicans and when there is an imbalance in the body’s chemistry, this yeast tends to multiply. Some common symptoms of a Candida infection in men include:
* Discharge from the penis (white and lumpy)
* Redness and irritation of the penis
* penis pain
The above symptoms can be caused by a variety of other medical conditions in addition to yeast, so it’s always a good idea to visit your doctor to make sure.
Yeast Infection in Penis Diagnosis
As mentioned above, it is important to visit your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms. Your penis will be examined by the doctor and a swab will be taken to test for the presence of Candida.
yeast infection in penis treatment
To treat a yeast infection of the penis, medications are often prescribed. There are prescription strength antifungal medications or you can buy at your local pharmacy. These are the same medications prescribed to women with vaginal yeast. There are also homeopathic treatment methods to stop yeast from multiplying and this includes eating yogurt containing “live cultures”, taking Acidophilus supplements and soaking in vinegar baths.