Yes, men can contract yeast infections also. I know, you thought it was a “woman” thing, but men can also suffer from this annoying little illness. Sometimes men can get a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner. How do I know if I have a yeast infection? A male yeast infection will often manifest by a marked itching at the tip of the penis accompanying a red rash (often flaky). There can sometimes be small blisters along the shaft of the penis and a keravita pro white (often clumpy) discharge will come out of the tip. There can also be burning when urinating and after sexual intercourse.
Something important to remember about yeast infections – they spread and yeast grows quickly. “Jock Itch” is another type of yeast/fungal infection. This is usually found in the area around the testicles and all the way back to the anus. It will be red or dark brown and sometimes a raised red rash. Sometimes there is a white substance along skin folds. It will be very itching and often burns. Not really a pleasant experience. This condition is most likely to occur when hot and damp. Anti fungal treatments can be purchased at the drugstore.
If you suffer frequently with jock itch, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, or nail infections; you may have a more serious problem – Candida. Candida is a yeast overgrowth that causes fatigue, headaches, depression, heartburn, joint aches, brain fog, respiratory problems, impotency, & skin rashes. Having a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates, high stress levels, depressed immune system, & taking antibiotics or steroids (particularly for long periods) can all heighten your chance of developing candida. Treatment for Candida includes dietary changes (reducing sugar, carbs, and products of fermenting)