Thrush Symptoms, Treatment and Diet

The cause of thrush is a fungus which is positioned in human skin, mouths, intestines and vaginas. Sometimes this fungus tends to grow and expand beyond control, which can cause problems with both men and women. Thrush is commonly transferred during sexual intercourse, after which there are not many symptoms to talk about. Some people won’t experience any symptoms at all, but here are a couple of thrush symptoms in men which you might want to know about: Itchiness, burning, hypersensitivity of the penis foreskin, redness beneath the foreskin as well as painful urination.


Presence of itchiness, burning and excretes from the penis can indicate a presence of thrush or another fungus infection. If the fungus has already colonized your body, you may experience fatigue, exhaustion, loss of memory and low concentration, mood swings, coldness in extremities as well as muscle pain.


 Treatment is actually very easy and simple. Men are usually prescribed with creams which can be applied to the penis and any other infected areas. In order to reduce the intensity of the itchiness and pain, try to wash your genitals with water only, avoiding soaps and other foamy products which might make the whole infection worse. It’s important for both partners to treat themselves in order to avoid a repeated infection. Funguses such as these tend to grow in warm and humid areas so if you want to avoid thrush, try not to wear tight underwear, don’t use perfumed soaps and especially important – try to reduce your antibiotic therapy if the condition is getting much worse with each day. If you are experiencing such issues due to antibiotic therapy, make sure to discuss the problem with your doctor to have your therapy altered.

Your Diet is Very Important

Thrush funguses live by digesting sugar, so the first step in modifying you’re eating routine is to ban any type of sugar in your diet at least for two to four months, depending on the intensity of the problem. Later, gradually implement specific carbohydrates but refined sugars should be avoided at all costs. This is not a simple procedure, especially when you consider the craving for sugar patients suffering from thrush may experience.

If you do consume sugar, the funguses will dissolve it into carbon dioxide and water, which can cause many symptoms and disturbances like gassiness for an example. You also need to avoid milk and other dairy products which contain a high percentage of lactose, which is another chemical improving the fungus growth and expansion. With these facts mentioned, you might want to know that milk is one of the most common allergen as well which can often contain traces of antibiotics, and these can definitely deteriorate your micro flora of the bacteria inside the intestines. In addition to that, make sure to avoid ice cream as well, which is often used as a supplement for some milk related sweets. However, it contains loads of lactose along with regular sugar, so keep this in mind.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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