Penile candidiasis/Penile Yeast infection.


Overview

Male candidiasis/Penile yeast infection is a fungal infection that can affect the head of the penis and the foreskin.  It can lead to inflammation of the head of the penis, known as balanitis.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and redness at the opening of the penis
  • Itching around the opening of penis
  • Burning around the opening of penis
  • Pus discharge from the penis
  • Small rash-like bumps calles papules which may have pus
  • Burning sensation during intercourse and urination
  • Skin on the penis may be moist and a thick white substance may be found under the foreskin or other folds of skin 

Penile candidiasis is caused due to the agnimandya (low digestive fire)  which results in the production of Ama (endotoxins) that becomes lodged in the alimentary canal and migrates throughout the body resulting in weakened immunity. A small amount of candida is usually present on the body. Weakened immunity and moist enviornment results in an overgrowth of candida to develop a yeast infection.

Causes

  • Antibiotic use, Antibiotics, which kill the "good" bacteria that keep Candida's numbers in check.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Obesity
  • An impaired immune system
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sexual intercourse with a woman who has a vaginal yeast infection.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Giving relief from itching, irritation and discharge from penis and treating inflammation that occured due to candida overgrowth.
  2. Prevent recurrence by healing and repairing the tissue.
  3. Regular intake of supplements can help in long term relief and maintaining overall health. 

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.

  1. Itching and irritation and discharge from Penis - Changes in the normal bacterial flora and candida overgrowth,  increases discharge to combat the infection but due to moisture and damp environment it results in itching and irritation. Musta,Triphala Karanja, Daru haridra, Aragvadha, Chandraprabha vati check the infection and heal the inflammation.
  2. Redness and burning sensation - Infection in penis leads to inflammation in the penis and  causes  redness and burning sensation. Sariva, Manjistha, Yashtimadhu heals and repairs vaginal or vulvar tissue.

           (The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Other treatment- Virechana (Purgation therapy), Prakshalana (Washing penis and surrounding structures with medicated water.)

Herbs

Musta,Triphala Karanja, Daru haridra, Aragvadha, Chandraprabha vati, Sariva, Manjistha, Yashtimadhu.

Herbs

Musta,Triphala Karanja, Daru haridra, Aragvadha, Chandraprabha vati, 


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