How to Identify and Treat the Thrush in Man

Candidiasis is a common disease, and in humans can cause itching, pain and redness of the penis, but in some cases may not cause any symptoms evident. This disease has no cure and the treatment is done with topical ointments or remedies antifungals prescribed by the urologist.

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans, which primarily affects the mouth and the genitals, and is manifested mainly in people with weak immune system, have diabetes or have had intimate contact without using a condom.

Causes of candidiasis male

The candidiasis can be caused by many different factors, but only manifests itself in man when your immune system is weakened. The main causes of candidiasis are:


  • Intimate contact without a condom with a partner infected with the fungus Candida albicans;
  • Frequent use of antibiotics, corticoids or anti-depressants;
  • Diabetes;
  • Poor hygiene of the penis;
  • Diseases that weaken the immune system, such as AIDS and lupus;
  • Chemotherapy;
  • Diet rich in sweets.

In addition to the region’s penile, thrush can affect the mouth, throat, nails, skin, and scalp.

How to treat thrush in man

Candidiasis has a cure and its treatment in man can be done at home with the use of ointments antifúngicas, such as Fluconazole, which must be applied daily for 7 to 10 days, according to the medical recommendation.

When the treatment for candidiasis with ointment does not display the effect or in cases of candidiasis from recurring, also can be used oral antifungal agents such as Fluconazole or Ketoconazole, for up to 14 days.


Another strategy that helps to cure the thrush faster is to invest in foods such as parsley, and lemon that can be used to season the salad or squeezed in a little water, without sweetening.

Symptoms of thrush in man

The symptoms of thrush in men are related with infection of the penis and include:

  • Pain or burning during intimate contact;
  • Itching;
  • Redness, swelling, or plates whitish in the glans;
  • Discharge like semen.

The man should consult an urologist in the presence of these symptoms, and the diagnosis is made through evaluation of the penis and a laboratory examination in which is collected a small sample of the lesions penile to evaluate the presence of the fungus.

How to prevent thrush

It is common that the candidiasis reappears, and to prevent the recurrence of this disease is due to:

  • Do a proper diet, rich in water, fruits and vegetables to strengthen the immune system;
  • Avoid wearing clothes hot, tight or wet;
  • Sanitize properly the region’s penile;
  • Use condoms in intimate relationships.


Strengthen the immune system is also a great way to prevent the proliferation of candida albicans, so you should eat less sugar, exercise and having a healthy diet steadily.

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