How to treat a male yeast infection – askmen yeast infection photos

So went the advice of a friend of mine a yeast infection photos couple of years ago when I told her I’d recently gone through a new first in my life: picking up a yeast infection from my girlfriend. Prior to this, I hadn’t really thought such a thing happened to men.

When I told her, I had figured the admission would surprise her. After all, yeast infections are known overwhelmingly as a women’s issue. According to the CDC, 75% of women will pick up at least one throughout the yeast infection photos course of their lives (that number actually seems low, somehow) and that only on "rare occasions, men may also get genital candidiasis.” the mayo clinic chimes in that “sexual transmission of yeast infections is uncommon.”

Don’t believe me? There’s even a scientific word for a yeast infection of yeast infection photos the penis: candidal balanitis. According to everyday health, it can cause "burning and itching around the head of the penis" and even "small, rash-like bumps called papules, which may have pus."

It lasts about a week, with symptoms like the above. The fortunate thing is that it’s very treatable. The unfortunate thing is that it lasts about a week, you’ll be cutting back on sugar, drinking no booze, and sipping friggin kefir to cope, all while mildly irritated. You’ll go to the pharmacy and find yourself buying monistat, and give a knowing look to the cashier. “yeah, this is for my girlfriend,” your eyes will say, just like when you end up buying tampons. Except you’ll be lying — you’ll be grasping for that monistat like it’s a ladder in hades.

Uncircumcised men: they’ve done studies on this sort of thing: you’re way better off if you’ve been circumcised. You can pick up a yeast infection but have virtually yeast infection photos no symptoms. The only problem? You can then pass it back to your partner without yeast infection photos ever knowing you had one. Yep, sucky.

I’ve actually read stories of men on forums who get yeast infection photos circumcised as a way to cut down on chronic yeast yeast infection photos infections. Enticing. Then I’ve read about what it’s like to get circumcised as an adult. Less enticing, although the follow-up article “being circumcised as an adult sucks. Ask me how I know” would at least be worth something.

(note: I should point out here that I’m not a doctor, so the following is researched from several studies and websites yeast infection photos which are linked , as well as personal experience. The best advice for this sort of thing always comes yeast infection photos from your doctor, with whom you should consult about treatment/prevention.)

Patience: you can actually pick one up from your girlfriend, start showing symptoms, have your girlfriend be healed, and then of course want to have sex again as yeast infection photos soon as your girlfriend is healed… and then give it back to her. You can pass this thing back and forth like some yeast infection photos sort of game of warped ping pong. If either of you is infected, don’t be hasty about stuff. You’ll only make it worse.

The same creams your girlfriend/wife uses: borrow hers — over-the-counter stuff like monistat works when applied directly to the yeast infection photos affected area. Some men swear by mixing it with white vinegar first, presumably because they’re auto-sadists or something. I never did try it. For obvious reasons. Clotrimazole (lotrimin) and econazole (spectazole) are other topical medications that treat penile yeast infections.

No sugar: there’s some debate over this — some people maintain that the sugar/yeast infection is an urban myth. Others, particularly some women suffering from chronic yeast infections, maintain that cutting sugar out of your diet is the yeast infection photos best thing you can do. Ditto with alcohol — it can kill helpful bacteria in your system.

Yogurt or kefir: another treatment I didn’t try: my friend’s advice to stick my cock in a pot of yeast infection photos yogurt — I have a rule about conflating food and genital treatments. But eating yogurt, particularly probiotic yogurt with loads of helpful bacteria, is an essential. You can also go for probiotic kefir, which is also bacteria-laden and a bit more drinkable, if that’s your thing. It also tastes relatively disgusting to some people (hello, me!) but you’ll do what you have to. And in a week you’ll be good to go, and you’ll then of course forget all of this advice until yeast infection photos the next time. Sigh.