Penis Yeast Infection
Penis Yeast Infection
The idea probably makes you squirm but yes, men really can get a yeast infection on their genitals just like women can. Such an infection can be painful and irritating. It can also be very embarrassing and could lead to other serious problems that you might not be aware of.
Something else you should know is that such an infection is not necessarily caused by sexual contact. Yes, sexual contact is one way that this scourge spreads but it’s hardly the only way. In addition to sex, a man can get such an infection from dirty hands, clothing, unsanitary conditions and many other problems.
The scary part of this is that many men that are suffering from such an infection may not realize that they have one. They may think that they just have a rash and may not also realize that such an infection can affect your whole body. The yeast infection can spread and affect other areas of your skin and your internal organs. It can also cause a wide variety of health problems.
That means that even though such a contagion is obviously very embarrassing, it is also a very serious problem that needs to be treated. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can get rid of such an infection if you know what it is and how to treat it properly. Here is some basic information about yeast infections:
So what is a Yeast Infection Anyway?
A yeast infection is actually a fungus called Candida. Such fungi actually grow on our body naturally but some of them can be dangerous. The dangerous ones spread just like any other disease does.
A good way to think of a yeast infection is to think of it simply as a contagious disease that spreads through a fungus rather than germs. Unfortunately just like germs, these horrors are all around us. It’s actually very easy to catch them but it can be hard to get rid of them.
Part of the problem is that many people especially men that get yeast infections don’t realize it. They think that they just have a rash or other minor problem and ignore the trouble. It gets worse and they often remain sick for years because of it. To make matters worse, many men don’t realize that they are making themselves sicker with poor diet and other factors.
Diet doesn’t cause Candida infections but it can make them much worse. A man that eats a poor diet can quickly turn a minor problem into a serious one. He may often make himself sicker because he isn’t taking the steps that he needs to fight the problem or deal with it.
Therefore, treatment of a penis yeast infection occurs on two very different levels. A man needs to treat the fungal infestation itself but he needs to take other steps. One problem that occurs is that many ordinary doctors only know how to treat infection. They don’t treat the whole body so the man may recover from the initial infection but not from the damage.
Something to remember is that a yeast infection can damage your whole body. It can spread to internal organs. It can weaken the immune system, damage the lungs and cause digestive system problems. Long term effects include fatigue, lack of energy, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insomnia and chronic aches and pains just to name a few. Many people think that they have a cold or the flu when they have a serious yeast infection.
To make matters worse, many doctors will not realize it. This is why it might be a good idea to use a yeast infection detection kit. You can get them online or at the drugstore. It might also be a good idea to seek out a health professional that is more familiar with this problem and its treatment.
Holistic health professionals including homeopathic and naturopathic doctors and holistic nutritionists are often much more familiar with this problem than regular practitioners. They are often far more experienced in its treatment and in dealing with the symptoms.
Treating the Yeast Infection Itself
There are actually some natural products out there that can be very effective in treating a penis yeast infection. These include powerful natural antibiotics that can kill the fungus and get rid of the problem.
Some of these include:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Oil of Oregano
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Yogurt with active cultures (Greek yogurt)
All of these can kill the fungus and get rid of the problem. Tea tree oil and oil of oregano are two of the most powerful natural fungicides that you can find. You should be able to order them online. You can then simply apply them to the affected area with a q-tip or a cotton ball. Apple cider vinegar works great too. You can apply it to the affected area.
Pouring either of the oils or the vinegar into the water in the bath tub and taking a bath can work too. Make sure the affected area stays underwater for quite some time usually around twenty to sixty minutes.
Another technique you can use is to use Greek or natural yogurt as a salve. Simply put it on the affected areas and leave it there for a few minutes. Believe it or not, the active cultures in Greek yogurt will kill the fungus. Mixing raw garlic into the yogurt beforehand can make it more effective because garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic.
Something else you should realize is that if you have a penis yeast infection, you might have an internal one as well. Therefore, you should definitely start eating a lot of raw garlic and Greek yogurt. Both of these will kill any fungal infection that you’ve got in your internal organs.
A cleanse such as Yuri Elkaim’s Total Wellness Cleanse can also help. Unlike some of the other cleanses out there, this cleanse was designed by a guy for other guys. Another great way to cleanse is to simply drink several glasses of water mixed with apple cider vinegar each day. That can literally flush any fungal infection right out of your system.
If you think you have a yeast infection even a penis infection, you should start cleansing. A good cleanse can actually wash the bad stuff right out of your system. It can also make you feel a lot better because it will give you a lot more energy.
Eating for Energy
Part of the reason why yeast infections are such a problem for men is that many men are not getting enough energy from their diets. This includes a lot of men that think they are healthy and even a lot of you gym rats. The truth is that the modern Canadian/American diet simply doesn’t give the average man the energy he needs to fight off infections.
Many men have weakened or compromised immune systems because of the cruddy diet that they are eating. Their bodies are simply not getting the nutrition and energy that the immune system needs to operate properly. When they get a problem such as a yeast infection, it can quickly get out of control.
The immune system needs large amounts of certain vitamins and minerals to function properly. Yet there’s a good chance your diet doesn’t contain these. Some of the nutrients a healthy immune system needs include:
- Vitamin B-12
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Many men including a lot of guys that think that they are healthy have serious deficiencies of these substances. That means that if they get a serious infection such as a yeast infection, guess what happens. Their body literally starts consuming itself to get the resources it needs to fight off the contagion.
This is why you often feel so tired and terrible if you get an infection. Your body is literally consuming itself in an attempt to fight the problem. It uses the resources that it should be using for day-to-day functioning. Many people with yeast infections end up with fatigue or even chronic fatigue for this reason.
Therefore, you need to change your diet radically. Simply popping a lot of supplements isn’t enough. You need to change what you eat and to start Eating for Energy. A person with a yeast infection should seriously consider eating high energy foods such as high-vitamin butter and fermented cod liver oil in addition to eggs and fish. Eggs in particular are a great source of both vitamin B12 and protein.
Yuri Elkaim has written a nutrition bible called Eating for Energy that can tell you exactly what you need to do to stay healthy. He shows you what foods to eat and how to prepare them. He’s designed a diet that either an athlete in training or a normal person trying to keep up with a hectic schedule can subsist on.
Best of all, it’s designed for real people including real men. You don’t need to buy a dehydrator or do all of your shopping at the organic market. Instead, you simply have to make some basic changes in the way you eat. If you’re worried that you won’t get enough energy from this, Yuri is a fulltime personal trainer who also works as a part time college soccer coach.
He also worked as a professional soccer player in the past so he knows a lot about fitness and nutrition. His solutions can help you deal with these problems.
The main thing to remember that a yeast infection is not just a skin problem; it is a potentially serious infection that could lay you low. All manner of problems including impotence can result from it if you don’t deal with it and treat it properly. In particular, ignoring the effects diet can have on such a problem can be truly devastating to you and those around you.
Basic Yeast Infection Prevention
In addition, there are some other steps that you need to take to prevent yeast infections. This includes cleanliness which can keep the infection from spreading. In particular, make sure you wash your hands all the time because that spreads yeast infections. Try to limit touching your penis because the infection can spread there from the hands.
Also, make sure that you wash your clothes in really hot water and clean your underwear with bleach. This will kill the Candida fungus and keep it from spreading. Refraining from sexual contact while you have an infection is a good idea too. You don’t want to give it to your partner do you?
Finally, remember that you don’t have to live with a penis yeast infection. It can be cured and prevented if you are willing to take steps against it.
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