Penile yeast infections on circumcised men are actually
quiet rare because the glans are always exposed to air. With
uncircumcised men it is very common and once they are infected
can be very difficult to get rid of. This difference is because
candida yeast on the skin needs moisture and heat to grow and
the skin that covers the glans provides this environment. Much
the same way that people that wear latex gloves for long hours
also have a tendency to develop skin yeast on their
hands...heat and moisture.
Many times men with a penile yeast infection will get the
same itching symptoms that women get in their urethra as the
yeast can travel up the urinary tract. This can be accompanied
by a discharge not unlike women with vaginal yeast. It is
possible for the candida yeast to get into the prostate gland
but this is very rare.
Risk factors for penile yeast infection include unprotected
sex with a woman that has an active vaginal yeast infection.
Oral sex with a person that has thrush or anal sex with a
person that has an intestinal candida yeast infection.
Condoms that are lubricated with Nonoxynol-9 also promote the growth of
penile yeast infection and I would avoid them. This
spermicide also increases the growth of yeast in the vagina
so you're not doing either of you any favors by using these
Antibiotics and diabetes are also risk factors as
well for intestinal candida yeast infections. Intestinal
candida is also a risk factor for any skin yeast or fungal
infection found anywhere on or in the body.
In a late stage penile yeast infection the skin will harden
just like any skin yeast infection. This is caused by the skin
cells literally turning into macrophages in defense of the
body. This hardened skin cracks and is very painful. At this
stage the infection is very hard to get rid of.
Fordyce disease and Hirsuties papillaris genitalis are
commonly mistaken for a penile yeast infection. Both are
sebaceous glands on the penis that secret oils to protect
the skin. HPG, also called pearly penile papules, can be
sensitive at times but it is harmless.
Genital warts and herpes are also misdiagnosed as penile
yeast infections. If you apply white vinegar to the area in
question it will turn the warts white. With yeast it will burn
like hell so have some water on hand to rinse it if needed.
A real penile yeast infection looks like
Treating a Penile
Amazingly not everyone achieves the results they want when
treating a penile yeast infection. You would think a trip to
the doctor for a prescription cream or some diflucan would do
the trick. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. Many
times it also comes back because the man will stop treating it
to soon even though it looks like its gone.
Women have the very same problem with vaginal yeast infections because
the candida will sometimes hide under the outer layer of skin.
It is also believed that many women have some sort of
t-lymphocyte dysfunction that allows this to happen. This has
not been proven with men but it would not surprise me one bit
if the same is true.
So if the penile yeast infection comes back, here are some
natural anti-fungal options that you can use.
Organic coconut oil has been medically
proven to explode the inside of the yeast cell effectively
killing it. It also makes a good lubricant for sex and will
prevent yeast infections on you and your significant other.
I would apply it directly to your penis a few times a
day. The reports I get back from guys is coconut oil works
as good as any cream their doctors have prescribed.
Organic Mediterranean Oregano
Oil diluted with some coconut oil so it does not
burn your skin has been found in medical tests to be very
effective for fungal infections. Used straight this product
has cleared late stage penile yeast.
Cinnamon oil has been found to be deadly
to thrush found in Aids patients but like oregano oil it is
hot so you might have to dilute it. I would use coconut
oil and test it first on your arm or somewhere like that
before applying it to your penis.
Liquid grapefruit seed extract also
works very well for skin yeast but it is also hot so you
will have to dilute it with some coconut oil.
Gentian Violet has been around a long
time and was the treatment of choice for penile yeast
infections and skin yeast before the advent of the azole
drugs. It has a habit of turning clothes and your skin
purple but Zout removes it from your clothes and it wears
off the skin in about 3 days.
Candidate can also be diluted or mixed
with coconut oil and put directly on the infection. The
active ingedients have been medically proven to kill candida
Many men will use white vinegar but like I said before, it
burns like hell. You can add it to a bath so its diluted and
soak for a while every day.
Because candida yeast builds resistance to the things listed
above, just like it does with modern medicine. The best thing
to do is to pick 3 or 4 and use them on a rotating basis. So
every 4 or 5 days switch what you are using to one of the
others. Once you have an order to follow stick with that order.
You can also combine a couple products at a time like I
suggested with the cinnamon and oregano oils with the coconut
I strongly recommend that you continue treatment for 30 days
after all symptoms disappear. Candida yeast has a nasty habit
of coming back with a vengeance if you stop to soon and you
don't want that to happen.
Following a sugar free diet
will help as well and you can take all of the above by mouth,
except for Gentian Violet, to treat the inside as well. If you
think you have more than just a penile yeast infection
and maybe you have this intestinally as well, please see
the Candida Yeast Cure
page for further suggestions.
If your penile yeast infection does not respond to treatment
then you probably have herpes and not yeast.
If you have any questions about penile yeast infections feel
free to contact me from the contact page of this website.
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