A yeast infection can be quite a troublesome issue to deal with. With extremely irritating symptoms like itching and burning sensations, and even foul smelling penile discharge, the infection is caused by the Candida Albicans bacterium which is usually present in low levels in the body.
Overgrowth of the Candida Albicans bacteria can trigger off a yeast infection which can transform into a more serious infection if not treated properly. There are several natural remedies for yeast infections in addition to standard medications and treatments. These remedies aim to reduce the symptoms of the infection in the body and fight off the bacteria causing it as well.
Antibiotics for Yeast Infections in Men
In certain cases where the yeast infection (and the bacteria causing it) is unresponsive to natural remedies, the individual in question would be prescribed antibodies for the same purpose. While most of these antibodies can be obtained only with a doctor’s prescription, some can be obtained over the counter. These antibodies would work fervently to thwart the yeast infection and prevent recurrences. Some are even powerful enough to get rid of the infection in just one dose.
Given below are some of the more common antibodies usually recommended for individuals with yeast infections. Note that these antibodies can take anywhere from 1-7 days to eliminate the infection completely. The antibodies also need to be continued as directed for the entire duration of the course in spite of noticing better symptoms after a few days.
Available as an OTC medication in medical drugstores and pharmacies, Miconazole is an antibody that can help treat yeast infections as well as fungal infections in the skin. Miconazole contains potent antifungal properties that fight off the infection causing yeast bacteria, thereby reducing the symptoms of the yeast infection to a great extent.
Miconazole is available in the form of a suppository and a cream. Depending on the severity of the infection, the individual would need to take the medication once every day for 3-7 days.
Miconazole Cream can also be applied over the infected regions once every day. Applying the cream and leaving it overnight would have more desirable effects on the infected areas. Miconazole can interact with latex products though and can become ineffective in case the individual in question uses condoms regularly.
Side Effects of Miconazole
Some of the more common side effects caused by Miconazole include skin irritation around the infected areas, penile discharge, abdominal pain and mild fever etc.
Fluconazole is another antibody that is prescribed for yeast infections. The medication is available in the form of pills or syrups.
A single dose of Fluconazole every day for about 7 days (or more depending on the severity of the infection) would help treat the yeast infection effectively.
Side Effects of Fluconazole
Although the antibody is pretty efficient in fighting off the infection and the bacteria that causes it, it comes with a series of side effects that can be unsettling for certain individuals. Common side effects of Fluconazole in individuals taking the drug include abdominal pain, diarrhea, frequent headaches, skin irritation, fatigue and taste changes etc.
Fluconazole can also cause some serious side effects which need to be brought to the attention of a physician immediately. Accordingly, some individuals who take Fluconazole can experience unusual skin bruises, bleeding, skin irritation, yellowing of the skin and eyes, skin irritation and liver toxicity.
Available in the form of vaginal tablets (for women) and creams, Clotrimazole is another prescription antibody used to treat recurrent yeast infections. The antibody can effectively reduce the symptoms of the infection and fight off the bacteria causing it as well. However the antibody is not prescribed for individuals who have an immune system disorder or drink alcohol regularly.
Individual with yeast infection would need to apply Clotrimazole Cream on the infected areas once every day for about 7 days or more.
Side Effects of Clotrizamole
Some of the more common side effects of Clotrizamole in individuals include skin irritation, skin inflammation and fever. In certain cases, the individual would also feel the symptoms of the yeast infection worsening.
The Butoconazole antibody is available as a topical cream that can be applied over the infected areas to reduce the symptoms of the yeast infection. The individual in question would need to apply the prescription cream once every day (preferably before going to bed) for at least 7 days.
Butoconazole can react with latex products and reduce their effectiveness. Therefore they should not be used along with diaphragms and condoms.
Side Effects of Butoconazole
The more common side effects of the Butoconazole antibody include skin irritation, burning sensation in the infected area, abdominal pain, penile discharge and fever etc. It is considered wise to call a doctor in case these effects worsen.
A potent antifungal medication, Tioconazole is a prescription antibody that is usually available in the form of a cream. The cream would act on the bacteria causing the yeast infection and effectively reduce the symptoms of the infection to a great extent.
Like Butoconazole, Tioconazole can reduce the effectiveness of latex products and should therefore, not be used with condoms and diaphragms. Individuals who are allergic to petroleum based products should also refrain from using Tioconazole.
Side Effects of Tioconazole
Tioconazole is known to cause several mild-severe side effects in individuals. Some of the more common side effects of the antibody include skin rashes, irritation, hives, nausea, abdominal pain, penile discharge and fever etc. It is considered to cal/visit the physician immediately if the symptoms start to worsen.
Probiotics for Yeast Infections in Men
In certain cases, individuals suffering from recurrent yeast infections would be prescribed a few probiotics in addition to the antibodies used to treat the infection. Probiotics aid in maintaining the bacterial balance (between the good, healthy bacteria and the disease causing bacteria) in the body.
Probiotics contain plenty of good bacteria that help in fighting off the infection causing bacteria from the body. Individuals can either opt for probiotic supplements that need to be taken along with the antibodies, or natural remedies like yogurt that contains plenty of probiotics needed for treating the yeast infection and getting rid of the Candida Albicans bacteria.