Yeast Infections Overview
Yeast infections can develop in both men and women. They are usually caused by the yeast known as Candida (therefore it is called candidiasis) and in men it can seriously affect the mouth or genital area.
Weakened immune system, malnutrition and poor hygiene are the main reasons for developing the yeast infection. Prolonged use of antibiotics or the overdose of steroid medications might also be responsible for this condition. Men have one more way to be infected with the yeast and that is the sexual intercourse with the women suffering from vaginal yeastinfection.
Symptoms of candidiasis in men include: problems with swallowing liquid and solid food, if there is an oral yeast infection. Patients might also suffer from itching and formation of the creamy bumps and thick coating on the tongue. Penile yeast infection causes problems with urination and may also lead to intense burning sensation when a patient starts to urinate.
If you want to get rid of the yeast infection, be prepared to change your diet and lifestyle. Yeasts grow on your body because there is something that feeds them. It might be the sugar, beer or some other food you take (potatoes for instance) that help the yeast grow and you should eliminate those eating habits.
Treatments for Candidiasis
Yeast infections can be treated in many ways, but most people prefer the natural therapy. It includes the use of herbs and preparations that have been used for centuries to stop the yeast growth.
Naturopaths will always recommend eating garlic for the treatment of yeast infections. A clove of garlic a day or garlic paste on the infected area of the body should relieve all your yeast problems. Coconut oil and oregano oil (especially if it contains more than 68% of carvacrol) are also used to cure yeast infections.
Some will suggest taking a bath with some vinegar to stop the yeast infection and relieve the itching associated with this condition.
Always drink plenty of water, for it will absorb the excess sugar from the body and prevent the further yeast growth. The best solution for your body is the clear drinking water.
There is a possibility to get rid of the yeasts from the body using colon cleanse. This process will detoxify your body and remove all bacteria from the colon, making you feel yeast free.
Specialists advise using creams and lotions to relieve the itching and wearing loose clothes when you are dealing with the yeast infection. If the creams or natural cures don’t help, consult your doctor.