How common are male yeast infections?
A male yeast infection is much less common problem than its female counterpart. It happens only sporadically and the symptoms are often virtually unnoticeable. Most of the times, a male yeast infection is caused by transmitting the yeast into a penis during a sexual intercourse. However, the infections may be sporadically caused also by such things as a bad diet, abuse of antibiotics or improper clothes (especially too tight underwear).
Can yeast infections be transmitted by sexual intercourse?
Yes, they can. In case of male yeast infections, this is the main way of this condition to appear. That’s why it is necessary to always treat both partners if one of them develop symptoms of a yeast infection and refrain from sexual intercourses before both partners are fully healed. It is common for a male to re-infect his partner with a yeast infection, especially as oftentimes male yeast infections have no visible symptoms.
How is a male yeast infection treated?
A male yeast infection is treated using the same medications as the female yeast infections. Do not be held back by the fact that most over-the-counter drugs are described as “for vaginal use” – it is only due to the fact that those medications are marketed for women.
The treatment usually lasts for about a week. Remember however that you must not end your treatment prematurely as male yeast infection’s symptoms may vanish much sooner than the condition itself. If you quit the treatment before getting rid of the infection for good, it will sooner or later reappear.