Penile yeast infections are itchy, uncomfortable and can be painful. The yeast infection is found on the skin on the outside of the penis for circumcised men and for uncircumcised men it can also be more widespread as there is more skin which produces heat and moisture that yeast needs to survive on. Another type of external yeast infection is of the oral nature and can breed in your mouth and coat your tongue. There are many other variations that can manifest itself on your body as well.
Depending on the treatment you choose as well as the condition you have will determine if the choice of treatment is a cure or a relief mechanism. It is your responsibility to have your condition diagnosed by a health professional as it has different degrees of damage it can cause if left untreated.
Some of the remedies can help give relief for short periods of time and others can help long term but the end goal is to cure it permanently right from the root issue. The root cause varies from one person to another and can be attributed to conditions such as diabetes, antibiotics, steroids, nutritional deficiency, body pH imbalances, hormonal imbalances, lowered immune system, improper hygiene, and many more, that only a health professional can properly diagnose.
Variations of remedies
There are many internal and external remedies to help penile yeast infections such as medications, topical creams, home made remedies, probiotics, dietary changes, to name a few. All these methods respond differently to each circumstance.
Relieve your yeast infection with bacteria
You might be shaking your head thinking thats a crazy statement! One of the best home cures for instant relief is Yogurt, also spelled yoghurt or yoghourt, which is made by culturing milk or cream with live and active bacterial cultures, which in its most basic sense just means that you add bacteria directly to the milk. Commercially made yogurt is usually made with a culture of bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus (L acidophilus). This is the good bacteria that is capable of fighting the candida fungi in your body.
Why use yogurt for yeast infection relief?
L acidophilus, the good bacteria which is beneficial to the body, in yogurt is able to fight the Candida fungi anywhere in your body as it helps keep the candida under control and not let it overpopulate. The more you ingest, the more it can deal with the levels of nasty candida. Thus the phrase yogurt cure for yeast infection, as it brings instant relief whether used topically or ingested as it starts working right away. It is one of the best techniques for yeast infection home remedy.
What type of yogurt product do I use?
Plain yogurt that has no sugar, which means no flavoured yogurts, as yeast feeds on sugar and continues to multiply. It also must contain live active cultures. The label will list L. acidophilus and/or list that it includes live cultures. Ensure that it does not contain any sugar as sugar and yeast combined will effectively multiply the yeast which then makes acidophilus ineffective.
Kefir, another type of cultured milk product, contains more strains of the good bacteria that is not in the traditional plain yogurt which in turn provides more protein and essential minerals to your system. Kefir can be made from the milk that comes from a cow, goat or sheep.
Both yogurt and Kefir are cultured milk products but both contain different types of good beneficial bacterial. Yogurt contains the bacteria that provides food for the good bacteria and keeps the digestive system clean and Kefir’s qualities can colonize the intestinal tract which can balance your inner system quicker.
Lactose intolerance and yogurt
Some people have noticed that their system is able to digest Kefir much easier than yogurt as the friendly bacteria and beneficial yeast in the kefir culture consume most of the lactose (milk sugar). For those that don’t like yogurt, fear not, as you also have the option of taking L acidophilus in capsule form.