All about candidiasis in men

Men are more anxious than women are to their health. Most attention goes to the genitourinary system. However, today we will not talk about the venereal diseases known to a wide range of people, but about a disease caused by inguinal fungus-candidiasis, or thrush.

By the way, if you have a fungus not on the mucous membrane of the genital organ, but on the skin - on the pubis or next to the genitals, then, most likely it's not candidiasis, but inguinal epidermophyte, more .


Merry Milkman (do not take it too seriously) Candida yeast-like fungi (they cause disease) are present in the body of every person regardless of sex. In laboratory research, they are found in the mouth, and in the ears, and in the intestines, and on the genitals. In an unfavorable period for Candida, when a person is healthy and his immunity is strong, a single-celled microorganism creates a tight envelope around himself and waits for the decline of protective forces.

After waiting for a favorable moment, the fungi begin to actively form bags with spores and populate the surrounding space. They do not just parasitize, but poison the body with toxins and destroy cells.

More about the causes of thrush in men


Depending on the location of the fungus, there are several forms of thrush in men:

Balanitis (see photo) - a form in which only the glans penis is affected. Characterized by puffiness and gray-white coating on the penis, slight redness. In the chronic stage, redness and eruption also occur in the groin.

Balanoposthitis (symptoms and photos) . The same foreskin is affected, but the previously mentioned symptoms are joined by a certain complexity of the head exposure and the impossibility of psychological discharge and the achievement of physical comfort during ejaculation. It is worth noting that the sexual desire does not disappear, rather, on the contrary: due to the constant irritation of the receptors on the head, it rises significantly.

Urethritis . It occurs when the fungus settles on the mucous urethals, and provokes the development of an inflammatory reaction. Urination with this form becomes painful, purulent discharge possible. The latter resemble dense whitish mucus, which in daytime becomes almost transparent.

When a member of the gray-white mulberry mass appears on the head, which is nothing more than a depleted epithelium, the sexual act becomes more painful because of the thinning of the layers of the skin. Violation of the protective functions of the skin leads to the appearance of erosions, which indicate the damage to the deep layers of the skin. Erosions are transformed into painful cracks, cracks into scars, and they in turn lead to narrowing of the foreskin.

Attention! Self-treatment is dangerous, consult a doctor. Sometimes mucus is a symptom of a terrible venereal disease - gonorrhea, so when it appears urgently, contact a specialist urologist.

To sum up, if:

  • The opening of the urethra became bright red;
  • The head of the penis is swollen and covered with small pimples;
  • The penis became hot to the touch;
  • The urethra in the morning is glued together with thick mucus;
  • Under the foreskin appeared curdled white discharge,

.. it is necessary to consult a urologist. He will confirm or refute candidiasis. Doing self-medication is wrong, because it is fraught with orchitis - inflammation of the testicles, prostatitis, narrowing of the foreskin and even gangrenization of the penis.

Male candidiasis in the photo. Attention! Content can be unpleasant for viewing

How to treat?

If candidiasis takes place in mild form, then the majority of local antifungal agents are applied. Independently appointing them not only does not make sense, but it is also dangerous, because the resistance of the inguinal fungi of Candida can develop, the inflammatory process will progress and the disease will flow into a chronic form.

More information about the treatment:

Preparations for topical application

Ointment (here she is guys!) Patients are prescribed baths, applications, ointments and creams with an antifungal effect.

Baths with potassium permanganate, saline solution and Burov's fluid are removed by erythematous phenomena. Do them 2-3 times a day, each session for 20 minutes. After the bath, apply an ointment or a cream prescribed by a specialist. For the purpose of disinfection it is preferable to make baths from a transparent solution of potassium.

Creams and ointments:
  • Clotrimazole (on the head and foreskin 2 times a day)
  • Pimafucin (on the head of the penis 3-4 times a day, until the symptoms disappear, then another 2-3 days)
  • Nystatin (7-10 days, one or two applications per day)
  • Miconazole (until the symptoms disappear 2 times a day)
  • Ketoconazole (trade names - Sebozol, Mycosoril , Dermazol, Mycoquette)

More info about local drugs (recommended):

More pills for tablets (as prescribed by a doctor):

Preceding the application of local medicines toilet head and foreskin. It is necessary to remove residual sperm, plaque and secretions.

9_lazer Now let's talk not about the basic, but, nevertheless, effective methods of treatment of male candidiasis. This is laser phoresis and phytotherapy . Laser radiation inhibits the process of multiplication of unicellular organisms of Candida, has a general health-improving effect and increases immunity. Phytotherapy also has a curative effect (relieves inflammation).

The essence of phytotherapy is the reception of trays from chamomile, barberry, marigold, cloves, etc. You can also make herbal applications for the treatment of the penis before applying any local antifungal medication .

Of great importance is the antifungal diet. So, from the daily ration for the duration of treatment should be excluded products that serve as doping for fungal microorganisms. This is fast food, confectionery, baked goods, sharp and smoked products, refined foods, spirits. Under the ban, even pumpkin, corn, carrots, beets, potatoes, dairy products.

Tea and coffee are also not to be consumed in excess, but lactose-free dairy products in the refrigerator must be required. If candidiasis provoked a decrease in immunity, then it is necessary to drink a course of vitamins, and after the end of treatment to remove the remaining toxins in the body with enterosorbent drugs.

It only remains to add that timely treatment will save men's health and avoid surgical intervention. It is resorted to when antibacterial and antifungal therapy has not yielded results. Another reason for surgical intervention is phimosis, which is the cause or proceeds against candidiasis. In this case, the foreskin is cut and circular excision is performed.

How can a man cure thrush?
Medicine will help us!

Stress, immunodeficiency, endocrine pathologies, blood diseases, beriberi and uncontrolled use of a number of drugs are factors that provoke the development of thrush in men.

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