Yeast infections chiefly develop as a result of Candida albicans growing profusely in the body. The diploid fungal organism contentedly resides in the oral, gastrointestinal and skin areas of males.
A number of factors cause an influx of the fungus and trigger symptoms in the concerned regions of the body.
Different Signs & symptoms of Male Yeast Infection
The signs and symptoms of male yeast infection differ in accordance to which part of the body is affected.
Males having yeast infection might be asymptomatic and infect their sex mates. They thus re-infect each other cyclically, though sexual spread of yeast is uncommon.
According to the Mayo Clinic, itchiness felt at the penile tip which is quite intense and painful in nature is one of the commonest signs and symptoms of yeast infections occurring on the external male sex organs.
Burning or soreness too might be felt at the tip of the male copulatory organ, particularly when trying to pass urine or engaging in sex. Several males having yeast infection report excruciating sore formations on the glans and foreskin that could resemble smallish blister formations (tiny fluid-filled pockets on the skin).
Once the yeast infection has spread then other tissues or skin surfaces too could turn scratchy and burn as a result. Reddish rashes or inflamed bumps are also prevalent symptoms of yeast infection in the genitals. Typical route of spreading is the groin and anal areas. Not uncommonly, tiny blister formations at the location of the yeast infection can develop.
In some males, small tissue abnormalities or lesion formations could surface in close proximity to the bigger rash but as the infection prolongs their numbers increase to such an extent that they seem to be a single large lesion.
One may additionally notice discharge from the penis which is classically clump-like and appearing yellowish or whitish, though such symptom is less commonly experienced as compared to the other ones.
The skin of the penis can turn reddish, flake or crack and be very agonizing, particularly during an erection. Since signs and symptoms of male yeast infection tend to imitate herpes hence those who are experiencing it for the foremost instant should get them initially diagnosed by an experienced, qualified doctor.
Oral Candidiasis (Mouth Thrush)
The culprit yeast organism, Candida assaults the skin tissues that line the oral region like inner surfaces of the cheek, palate, tongue, tonsil along with the esophageal as well as the throat region.
Mouth thrush presents itself as noticeable protruding whitish, creamy or yellowish coloured accruements or depositions which aren’t generally painful when touched, though could emit blood when an attempt is made at scraping or rubbing them.
The infection-ridden mucous membrane might develop inflammation i.e., redness and perhaps somewhat risen, at times resembling curd or cottage cheese. Sore red splits or crack formations developing at the mouth corners.
A dry, cotton sensation on the tongue or throat or one might feel although there’s cotton inside the mouth (constantly clearing the throat). This feeling can also be accompanied by temporarily losing your sense of taste.
If the esophageal region is affected due to severity of the condition then dysphagia or problems faced when trying to swallow can occur. Fever can arise when the infection has reached several other regions of the body such as the lung.
Foot Fungus (Dermatophytosis of the foot)
It could be a sign of yeast proliferation in the muscular, tubular colon or surface as a result of extended usage of socks that are either sodden or full or sweat. Males wearing footwear for most part of their day, particularly tight-fitting ones which don’t permit free air circulating on the foot are favourable breeding grounds for candida.
Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)
It could arise due to systemic candida or a result of the area being overexposed to wetness or prolonged contact with clothes drenched with perspiration. The upper thigh, buttock and the region between thigh and abdomen are commonly affected.
Typical indications are rough, reddish patch formations over the skin with darker borders which are capable of blistering or oozing. Tinea Cruris doesn’t generally appear on the penile or scrotal areas, however it could be spread to the other gender during sex.
Lethargy and Weariness
Systemic yeast infection sufferers might additionally experience fatigue. There could be a temporary weakening of the person’s immune system while the body’s innate bacterial forms combat the yeast. This increases the susceptibility of parasitic incursions that compromise immunity.
Such organisms deprive our bodies of vital nutrients as they flourish on yeast which is known to feed on sugars, protein etc, thus inducing exhaustion and weariness.