Toilet Infection in Male and Female
Toilet disease is an infection you can easily contract from an unclean toilet. It was generally thought before to be a female’s infection, but that’s definitely a myth. They are not usually comfortable for both genders (male and female) when the symptoms start.
It affects your urinary tract, and it is caused by a fungus. Yeast infection is not life-threatening, but if left untreated, it can spread and, unfortunately, spread to your bloodstream. Once the yeast infection is spreading, it can affect your vital organs; your brain and your heart.
Toilet disease is not only from an unclean toilet, but it can also be from your bad habits or, let me say, your bad habits. These habits may include:
- Squatting when urinating
- Wrong methods of cleaning the anus
- Use of deodorants and perfumes on your private parts
- Use of dirty or wet underwear
- The use of unclean toilets
The Penile Yeast Infections in Male
Toilet infections in men are not common, but it occurs to older men. Penile yeast infections are uncommon; it doesn’t show symptoms. The most common type is Candida balanitis among men. It only needs a moist environment to spread. This infection cause inflammation on the tip of your penis. In the case of an uncircumcised male, it affects your foreskin; it is called; candidal balanoposthitis.
Signs and Symptoms of Yeast Infection in Men
Men don’t experience symptoms like women, but few signs that show up can put you in intolerable pain and discomfort. They are:
- Burning during urination
- Itchiness and irritation
- Inflammation and redness of the tip of your penis
- Discomfort during sex.
- Foul odors
- Foreskin sores
Causes and Risk Factors of Yeast Infection in Male
Men contract this infection during sex with their female sex partners. Still, it is not characterized as an infection from sex because men can possibly contract it without being sexually active. Other potential risk factors include:
- Bad hygiene
- Diabetes: the higher percentage of sugar in your urine can lead to the growth of yeast.
- Poor immune system
- A hot and humid environment
- The use of spermicides
- Overweight or obesity
- The use of soaps and skin products that irritate your skin
- Contraceptives like condom containing lubricant
- Wet clothing and tight-fitting underwear.
Treatment of Yeast Formation in Men
Yeast infections do not really require treatments. Antifungal creams and oral medication can help in treating and managing the symptoms. Most yeast infection leaves faster if treatment persists for some days; within a week, that’s if your treatment is persistent. If you have not been treated before now for yeast infection, it is advisable to see your doctor before embarking or admitting any treatment. Do not diagnose and start treatment on your own.
This infection tends to appear again after being cured, so that’s why your doctor must be aware of your diagnosis and treatments. The treatment might not work on you if you are uncircumcised, but you can go for circumcision. It is usually done for infants, but there’s another way it could be done on older men.
Vaginal Yeast Infection
This occurs in females, and it is very common. 76% of women are likely to develop this infection once in their lifetime. The vaginal contain a healthy balance of both bacteria and yeast; the hormone estrogen called lactobacilli helps bacteria grow—the bacteria help kill harmful organisms in your vaginal.
Unfortunately, if something happened and tip off balance, a fungus called candida can grow out, which will lead to yeast infection; Candida albicans. Yeast infections happen in the warm and moist part of the body. Some vaginal infections are transmitted through sexual intercourse, but yeast infections are probably not.
Possible Signs and Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infections
These symptoms will cause you pain and extreme discomfort. Vaginal Yeast infections can cause:
- Itching and irritation of your vaginal
- Burning during urination or during sexual intercourse
- Redness or swelling or itching of your vulva
- Thick, white discharge.
Risk Factors and Causes of Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infection is naturally caused by the overgrowth of a yeast called Candida Albicans. Some potential factors that can increase the risk of having this yeast infection in females include:
- Illness like diabetes and other diseases that weaken your immune system.
- Medications like steroids, antibiotics, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.
- Washing your vaginal with soap
- Wearing synthetic and tight clothes
- Using non-breathable sanitary pads.
- Sexual intercourse with a man that already has a yeast infection on his penis.
Treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infections
- The use of antifungal cream helps in treating vaginal yeast infections. Applying antifungal cream comes in contact with the inflamed tissue.
- Medication is taken orally in the form of tablets, but this medication causes side effects such as nausea, headache, and diarrhea, making it unsuitable for pregnant women.
- The use of natural remedies like inserting garlic cloves into your vaginal, natural yogurts to improve your vaginal pH. The possible risk of using home remedies is allergic reactions.
Prevention from Vaginal and Penile Yeast Infection
Most yeast infections affect people with a weakened immune system; such people are advised to take antifungal medicine or antimycotics. It is advisable you stay away entirely from sex until your yeast infection clear up because it can spread the infection and make it difficult to clear up.
Make sure you wear a condom to reduce your chance of developing the infection. Practicing good hygiene by always keeping your penis and vagina clean and dry at all times. If you are uncircumcised, ensure you clean your foreskin with soap and water and then return it back to its normal position after any sexual intercourse you have.
Another part of the body that could get infected with fungal infections in the mouth
Mouth Yeast Infection
This type of yeast infection is commonly known as oral thrush or oral candidal; it occurs when yeast develops in your mouth. It often occurs in infants and toddlers. Due to the fragility of toddlers and infants, the infection is always mild and causes serious trouble. Sadly, if you have a weakened immune system, it is capable of spreading to other parts of your body.
Cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiation therapy), Leukemia, diabetes, and HIV contribute to oral thrush development. Symptoms include yellow or white patches of bumps on your teeth, tonsils, gums, or lips, difficulty in swallowing, bleeding from bumps if scraped, soreness in your mouth, loss of appetite, and taste. It can be treated with antifungal drugs, but it must be prescribed by your doctor.
Liver Fungal Infection
Candida spp is responsible for the fungal infection of the liver. It is mostly caused by chemotherapy. This infection can lead to hepatitis and scarring of your liver, cirrhosis, which reduces the function of the liver. Untreated infections can lead to total damage to your liver.
Liver infections don’t show noticeable symptoms, but if Signs and symptoms occur, they include abdominal pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and inflammation of the liver. Some of the potential risk factors are unprotected sex. Liver infection treatment can be corrected with medications alongside lifestyle modifications such as avoiding alcohol and red meat, processed foods with high fructose. Cut your calorie intake by 500 calories to 1000 calories if your weight is out of sight.
You can also try some medications and herbal products like vitamin A, mistletoe, valerian, ma-huang, germander, skullcap, kava, pennyroyal oil, comfrey, and chaparral.
Staying clean and maintaining healthy hygiene does not guarantee your safety from the wide varieties of yeast infections, but eating a healthy meal can also help prevent infections. These features an anti-candida diet, and they are as follow:
- Fresh leafy vegetables; sprouts; legumes (lentils, beans, split peas, chickpeas)
- Poultry meats
- Natural unsweetened yogurt
- Seed and nut except for peanuts
- Garlic, ginger, cinnamon, rosemary, and thyme
- Do away with all sugary foods, including cakes, candy, honey, chocolates, soft drinks. Yeasted or fermented foods such as bread, soy sauce, cheeses, dried fruits, moldy foods. Vitamin B supplements containing yeast, mushrooms, mayonnaise, pickles, mustard, and vinegar.
- Avoid gluten and dairy products.
- Foods with natural antibiotics properties like raw garlic, onions, leeks, cruciferous vegetables, fresh gingers, and radishes.
- Avoid white potatoes, sweet corns, and even if possible, all fruits. You can at least try as much as possible to reduce your fruit intake to two servings per day, but the safest fruit you can eat are pears, grapefruit, apple, lemons, and lime.