Sorry guys. A male yeast infection is just as possible as a female yeast infection. And most yeast infections are indeed Candida related.
There are penile yeast infections, causing symptoms including itchiness, tenderness, soreness, whitish discharge, burning, and sometimes red bumps or blisters too. (Do get tested for other STD's if you have any concerns).
Itchy bottom? Often caused by yeast. It happens not only to men, so guys, don't feel singled out. Women, children and babies all can get it, and some do.
Oral thrush is common in men with HIV (not only men, not only HIV). Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth.
Diaper rash? Candida yeast infection.
Then there's fungal infections to consider:
Athlete's foot? Fungal infection. Yeast is a fungus too, so there's a correlation.
Toenail or fingernail fungal infections? Yup, fungal.
Tinea versicolor or seborrheic dermatitis? Fungal.
Jock itch? Another fungal infection.
Yeast is a type of fungus.
Anyone with a weakened immune system is a candidate.
Eating sugary foods, baked goods, candy, soda, fruit juices, etc. only exacerbates a yeast infection, and can increase the tendency toward developing one.
A woman with a yeast infection can pass it to her man, treat her own infection, and then become reinfected from her now infected fellow.
It can continue to be passed back and forth unless the immune systems are strong enough to prevent yeast from overgrowing in the first place, or some treatment is used to kill the yeast (use natural products please) or until the immune systems are restored to a high level of functionality through proper dietary and lifestyle changes.
Similarly, one man can pass it to another man through sexual contact.
Same with oral thrush.
Antibiotics are a common cause of yeast infections.
Antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria (which keep normally present yeast in check) allowing the yeast to proliferate and get out of control pretty quickly.
Same with some spermicides & lubricants.
Men with diabetes are more susceptible to male yeast infections. The same goes for women. One thought is that the higher level of sugars in the urine can create a popular gathering spot for the yeasts.
Yeasts like a warm moist environment, which makes the mouth and the crotch natural gathering places for them.
Many herbal, natural and pharmaceutical preparations usually
used by women are just as effective for men. Talk to your
natural health care provider or doctor for more information.
That stated, since this is a site about creating health naturally - please do take some time to review the information here. It's all based on helping you create better health, which means stronger immunity, through positive dietary shifts, along with some ideas for cleansing and detoxing to give you a bit of a jump start.
You'll also find natural remedies like antifungal foods, which are great for naturally combating yeast.
Read about antifungal herbs & herbal preparations, some of which can be applied topically, and others to take internally.
Remember that using herbs and natural remedies for specific conditions cannot create a wholly healthy body. It only addresses certain issues.
The best way to be truly healthy is to eat a nourishing diet based on foods that agree with your specific body's needs and to live a fulfilling life, low in stress and abundant in happiness. It may sound like a tall order for some, but changes can be made to help you get closer to your healthy happy self!
Remember, most of us didn't get sick overnight. Look at the factors in your life which wear you down, whether biologically, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. See where you can make healthy changes that support a less stressful lifestyle.
Maybe a change in eating patterns, or getting more rest, engaging in more artistic expression, learning a new language, avoiding negative people, resolving negative situations, or making plans for that trip you've been meaning to take...
There are many ways to improve the quality of your life, all of which contribute to better health.