How to Cure an Oral Yeast Male Infection
The best way to approach an oral yeast male infection, or oral thrush, is to put an immediate stop to the spread of the infection. The best way to stop the spread of an oral thrush infection will depend on the man’s age, whether other help problems are contributing to the spread of the yeast infection, and what caused the infection in the first place.
Men with no underlying health problems can still experience an overgrowth of Candidia albicans, the yeast which causes yeast infections. These men may want to try some home therapy before going to see a doctor. Perhaps the sufferer has recently undergone a round of antibiotics which has killed off both the good and the bad bacteria in his body. Perhaps he might wear dentures, excellent hiding places for yeast. Or he may recently have had oral sex with a partner who has a yeast infection.
Both unsweetened yogurt and taking acidophilus, either in capsule or liquid form, will help to get the bacterial level in the body back to normal. Men who take inhaled corticosteroids are particularly susceptible to oral thrush and may want to eat unsweetened yogurt, or take acidophilus pills on a regular basis. Neither yogurt nor acidophilus will kill yeast, but bacteria will. If the oral thrush, or oral yeast male infection, doesn’t go away after trying these home remedies for a while, it’s time to see the doctor. A doctor will most probably prescribe an antifungal medication. He or she will probably also do a battery of tests to see if you have any conditions, such as diabetes, which might be making your system less able to fight off the proliferation of yeast.
Men with Poor Immune Systems
Men who have a condition such as diabetes, cancer, or are undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses are very susceptible to the overgrowth of Candida albicans. When men who know that they have poor immune systems for these reasons, or any other reasons, get oral thrush, it’s wise for them to see their doctor immediately. The doctor will usually prescribe an antifungal medication. This medication may come in the form of a tablet, lozenges to suck on, or a liquid which the patient then rolls around in his mouth and swallows.
In some cases Candida albicans will become drug resistant and then doctors usually prescribe a medicine called amphotericin B. It’s normally only used when other medicines don’t work.
Effects of Drugs for Oral Yeast Infections
Men with oral yeast male infections must be careful when taking antifungal drugs. Some of these drugs may cause damage to the liver and doctors will normally perform routine tests to check for such damage. If doctors don’t prescribe these tests, the patient should be sure to ask for them, particularly if the antifungal drugs must be taken repeatedly or for a length of time.