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Treatment of candidiasis in men should be done with the use of antifungal ointments or creams, such as Clotrimazole, Nystatin or Miconazole, which should be used according to the recommendation of the urologist, and it is usually recommended to apply the cream or the ointment on the glans and foreskin 2 to 3 times a day for up to 3 weeks, even if the symptoms have disappeared. As an alternative to ointments, the doctor may indicate the use of Fluconazole in a single dose, however this recommendation is less frequent.
In addition to medication, some daily care such as keeping the intimate area always dry, avoiding sexual intercourse during treatment and adopting a diet low in carbohydrates, such as rice, potatoes and bread, and sugar, are also important in the treatment of penile candidiasis, in addition to helping to recover faster.
Care during treatment
Before using any remedy for penile candidiasis, a man should always follow some precautions in order to cure the disease more quickly. They are:
- Keep the genital area always clean and dry;
- Avoid sexual intercourse while in crisis or undergoing treatment;
- Avoid eating foods rich in fats and sugars;
- Increase consumption of vitamin C in order to boost the immune system;
- Drink lots of water;
- Eat more vegetables;
- Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages;
- No smoking;
- Use a condom in all sexual relations;
- Avoid tight clothing and synthetic material;
Treatment for candidiasis must be performed by both the man and the partner, if there has been sexual intercourse, so that the disease is completely eliminated.
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Signs of improvement
Signs of improvement in thrush in men include a decrease in pain during intimate contact, as well as a decrease in redness and swelling, and the disappearance of white patches on the penis and discharge.
Signs of worsening
Signs of worsening candidiasis in men arise when treatment is not done or is done incorrectly and include increased pain, redness and swelling, as well as the appearance of whitish plaques on the penis.
Home treatment for candidiasis in men
An option of home treatment for candidiasis in men is through the application of natural yogurt directly in the region affected by the fungus, leaving it to act for about 30 minutes. Yogurt is effective because it contains beneficial bacteria that help reduce thrush symptoms. It is recommended that the yogurt used is as natural as possible, that is, free of additives, fats and sugar.
Food is also a great help to recover faster from the itching and discomfort caused by candidiasis. Here's what to eat and what to avoid to speed up the treatment of candidiasis.