Yeast Infection

Male Yeast Infections

Male yeast infections or penile yeast infections are fungal infections that mainly attacks the head of your penis and foreskin. When ignored, male yeast infections can result in an inflamed penis head, which we medically refer to as balanitis.

How is the Infection Birthed?

We all have candida in our skin. When you have unprotected sex with a woman with a vaginal yeast infection, candida, a common fungus, overgrows, resulting in male yeast infection. This shows that yeast infection is not a thing for women alone.

Risk factors for Male Yeast Infections

  • Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Compromised immune system
  • Steroids

How is Male Yeast Infection Diagnosed?

A healthcare provider will ask for your medical history, including the symptoms of the infection. They will also examine your penis for any signs related to yeast infection. For further clarification, the doctor will obtain a sample from the tip of your penis using a swab. The sample is usually sent to the lab for testing before the doctor recommends the treatment method.


Once the laboratory results are back, the healthcare provider will recommend the right treatment, which may include;

  • Fluconazole, which is taken orally
  • Hydrocortisone, a steroid cream you can easily apply to your penis
  • Antifungal cream
Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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