Hi there, welcome back. Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. The world’s most popular book on Candida yeast infections. Thank you for tuning into this video.
Today, I’d like to talk to you about men’s yeast infections, and particularly hygiene in men’s yeast infections.
I receive quite a few patients from time to time. I see them on Skype. I get them on the telephone. Lots of men complaining about men’s yeast infections, and these can involve the anal region, the scrotum, the penis; they get lots of itchiness in this area, redness, burning, stinging, painful sex, lots of different problems.
There are different issues that involve yeast infections when it comes to men. It can be a problem that affects the inner thigh. It can be a problem that affects the scrotal area. It can be a rash all over the scrotum and the penis. And some men just get a problem with the glans penis, with the tip of the penis or the shaft itself. You’ll see an image appearing now on this video, which shows you the whiteness there around the shaft of the penis. This is an uncircumcised male. The skin’s been rolled back. You can actually see the white Candida appearing there under that area.
This is similar to what we see in a woman with a vaginal yeast infection because on an uncircumcised male that area is a great breeding ground because it’s dark, it’s moist, it’s warm, and it’s a perfect breeding environment for a yeast infection to occur.
Observing good hygiene is quite important. And also if you’re in a sexual relationship with a partner because this can be transmitted through anal sex, oral sex, vaginal sex, so you need to take a lot of precautions here and make sure that you and your partner are both safe from reinfecting each other or what I call “pass the parcel.” It happens quite commonly in physical relationships. Observing good hygiene; washing the area at least twice per day, having a good shower, and lathering up the area with tea tree oil soap is quite a good thing to use.
One of my favorite brands is Thursday Plantation. It’s a brand from a place called Ballina in New South Wales in Sydney, which grow, I think, some of the finest tea tree oil in the world. Tea tree oil is very anti-fungal. It’s an excellent product to use on your physical body for yeast infections. Make sure you roll the foreskin back and wash the area, and then dry it properly, even use a hair dryer to dry it around the area. Because the pubic hair will tend to trap a lot of water and moisture in the area. Cutting pubic hair back is a good idea, too, if you’ve got a lot of pubic hair in that region. Cleanliness, hygiene, cotton underwear, dryness, tea tree oil, you could also use a bit of coconut oil. Get a high-quality coconut oil on the area; put a few drops there around the foreskin and around that area. It contains a high amount of Caprylic acid, up to seven times more than you’ll find in coconut cream or milk, which is quite an anti-fungal product. You could also put a few drops of tea tree oil in with coconut oil, one or two drops, which gives it a strong fragrance and leave that on all day and then shower it off at night.
These are all good measures, but it’s important for you also to treat internally as well as externally because external treatment is a small part of the puzzle. I’ve seen many YouTube clips on toenail yeast infections, for example, and penis and vaginal infections. And they completely forget about the internal treatment.
You can read a lot more about internal treatment in my very comprehensive book, Candida Crusher, a 732-page book with 200 pages of diet and nutrition. There’s no bigger book with more comprehensive information than Candida Crusher on all aspects of yeast infections. Please have a look at the book. The small price is certainly worthy of you having a look at this book. You can also have a look at my yeast infection survey on candidacrusher.com, world’s most comprehensive online Candida survey. And please subscribe to this YouTube channel because there are many, many more videos coming out with lots of good useful information based on my 25 years of treating patients with yeast infections.
Thank you for your time.