The most commonly used over the counter medications used to treat male yeast infections are the same products that are used to cure female yeast infections. That’s because the very same yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections in women can cause infections in men.
Men can safely use over the counter antifungal treatments such as Monistat even those these products are labeled “for vaginal use.” Over the counter medications like Monistat are marketed to women because genital yeast infections are much more common in women than in men. Other commonly used over the counter medications are Lamisil, Micatin and Lotrimin. Vagisil cream can be used to help relieve itchiness and burning until the yeast infection is cured.
To treat a male yeast infection apply the over the counter medication directly to the affected skin on your penis twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn’t go away after a week or if it recurs frequently, you should get a medical evaluation. Persistent or recurring yeast infections can be associated with other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV. If your yeast infection is caused by an underlying medical condition, the infection will not improve until the underlying medical condition is addressed.
While treating a male yeast infection be sure to do the following:
· Wash and dry the affected area with a clean towel.
· Apply the antifungal cream, powder or spray as directed.
· Change clothes, especially underwear, every day.
Many holistic practitioners recommend that men who are trying to cure a yeast infection with over the counter products also eat yogurt daily. Yogurt contains acidophilus which helps restore the natural PH balance in your body. Buttermilk can also play a role in restoring PH balances.
Jock itch is more common in men than yeast infections. The medical term for jock itch is tinea cruis. Jock itch is a common skin infection that is cased by a type of fungus called tinea. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body which is why the infection often affects the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Infections occur more frequently in the summer or in warm, wet climates. There are many over the counter products for jock itch and for male yeast infection. You may also want to try home remedy for yeast infection treatment.
Jock itch appears as a red, itchy rash that is often ring-shaped. Jock itch is only mildly contagious. In most cases the treatment for jock itch involves keeping the affected area clean and dry and applying topical antifungal medications. Jock itch usually responds to over the counter antifungal creams and sprays. However, prescription job itch creams may be needed if the infection does not respond to over the counter treatments.
It is best to avoid sexual contact while treating your yeast infection with over the counter products. It is important to use over the counter products for male yeast infection exactly as directed.
Over The Counter: Medications that can be obtained without a prescription
Diflucan: A powerful drug that often cures yeast infections in just one treatment.