Male yeast infections are not as common as those in women. As women’s genitalia are more sensitive than those of men, women are more prone to the infections in those locations. The yeast infections in men mostly appear near the mouth, near sensitive skin where a bit more sweating takes place, and at male genitalia. Mostly, women are infected from their male partners. This is the reason why women should be acquainted with male yeast infection.
Male Yeast Infection Symptoms
When male yeast infection affects the male genitalia, its effects are mostly seen on the penis head. It turns red and looks like having white patches. The patient feels irritation, itching and dryness on the penis tip.
The patient feels burning sensation when the infected area makes contact with anything, may be clothes or the female genitalia. The irritation continues if contact is made for a long time. So it becomes impossible to become wear or to have intercourse. With continued irritation, the patient urinates in the clothes unable to tolerate the sensation. Sometimes this situation is also called a “Balanitis”.
Causes of Male Yeast Infection
The main causes of male yeast infection includes following:
Sexual transmission: there are always a limited amount of yeast present in our body, mostly in sweating and private parts. They have a little contribution towards the body smell. They are healthy part to the human body. The problem arises when there is an overgrowth of Candida Albicans.
The infection can be induced in the partner’s body if he or she is a weaker. All the transmission needs is intimate contact of the skins or affected area to a normal skin.
Use of high dose antibiotics: this happens mostly in men. Men taking antibiotics for silliest abnormalities help the micro organisms to grow on their body.
The antibiotics kill a particular type of micro-organisms and hence the unaffected face least competition to survive. As a result an infection takes over.
Diabetes: patients with high blood sugar are more prone to the male yeast infection.