Most people think of male yeast infections to be something common and minor. They do not believe that men who suffer from a penile yeast infection actually require treatment. The problem here is that the symptoms in women are more obvious and straightforward, whereas men do not realize they have one until they have not fact some other health issues. A man can easily get a yeast infection if he has sex with his partner who already has it. It is always important that in either case, both the man and the woman must go to the doctor, get checked and also get treated. Men who take long-term antibiotics, have diabetes or have an impaired immune system are more susceptible to a penile yeast infection. Men who do not get themselves treated on time face additional troubles like pain while urination and discharges. Besides the vastly available medications for treating yeast infection, there are a number of home remedies or steps to get better. Some of them are;
Changing your eating habits – Eating a wise and ‘non-yeast-producing diet’ that will help you get relieved from the symptoms and avoid getting infected further.
Eating yogurt daily – The bacteria contained in plain and natural yogurt acts against the yeast, helping you get rid of all the excess of it. In fact, yogurt is also affective if applied to the area that has been affected.
Avoiding sugar and foods that are high in carbohydrates as these produce excessive yeast.
Drinking a lot of water to flush out the entire system, reducing the amount of yeast.
Applying a few drops of diluted tea tree oil on the affected area does wonders in curing a penile yeast infection.
Avoid the usage of talcum powders and scented soaps, which tend to irritate the skin even more.
Adding a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bathtub water or bucket of bathing water and soaking in to relieve the symptoms.
Keeping the genital region dry.