Male Thrush Symptoms And Treatment
Male thrush symptoms are not as infamous as the symptoms exhibited by women. The reason behind this is not so clear except that they are not as evident as those of women. This is not a sexually transmitted disease since the fungus is already there but sex does contribute to its transmission. The detection is not so easy in a man which makes it difficult to know when a man has got thrush.
The symptoms of thrush in men vary from individual to individual. If you notice any of the following signs then you should see your doctor and seek thrush treatment.
• Unexplained rashes that suddenly appear on the underarms, armpits and other parts of the body.
• The feeling of general malaise and a loss of appetite.
• Problems with the gastrointestinal tract that may manifest as constipation or bloating
• Discolored and scaly nails which indicate that the infection is in an advanced state and the infection has spread to other parts of the body.
• Painful red spots on the foreskin and head of the penis.
• Men who have the foreskin will notice white flakes in the folds of the skin. Uncircumcised men are more at risk of getting infected.
• Foul smelling discharge from the penis
• Urination produces a burning and irritating sensation
• Penile thrush symptoms may also manifest as athletes foot in some males.
Male thrush can manifest singly or a combination of them. These can be very painful and one should pay immediate attention lest the infection spread to other parts of the body. The doctor will prescribe the necessary medication depending on the severity of the infection.
There are natural ways in which you can manage male thrush symptoms and these have been found to be very effective for long lasting protection. This is because these remedies not only clear up the symptom but also go after the causative fungus and kill it.
It is important that male thrush symptoms are identified at the beginning of the infection. This will allow proper and effective treatment rather than when it is left alone to advance and spread throughout the body. It is important that you go to a doctor who will take a sample for laboratory tests to identify the cause of the infection. This will help you determine how to prevent the infection from recurring especially if it was not caused by sexual intercourse. The type of diet that you take can have a preventative effect if you are prone to these infections. Eat foods that will help strengthen your immune system.