Are you suffering from an itchy, irritated penis with some discharge you’d rather not think about?
You could be suffering from male thrush.
Luckily, thrush treatment for men is simple, and we have some of the most popular male thrush creams and tablets on the market.
These use the active ingredients clotrimazole and fluconazole, which can be used together or alone to treat your thrush and help you to feel more comfortable.
These treatments come from popular brands like Canesten as well as affordable unbranded treatments, which are both effective and cost-effective.
If you have male thrush, then there are a few tell-tale symptoms that you’ll notice, although some men don’t experience any symptoms at all.
Some of the most common symptoms of thrush in men include:
Thrush happens when the balance of good and bad bacteria in your body is thrown out.
This gives fungi called candida albicans the chance to thrive and causes the fungal infection known as thrush.
Some of the most common causes of thrush include:
Poor personal hygiene – the candida fungi thrive in warm, moist conditions
Irritation from perfumed soaps, shower gels, or detergents
A medical condition that weakens your immune system, e.g. HIV, diabetes
There aren’t any reliable home remedies for thrush, but there are a few things you can do at home to help to prevent thrush.
For starters, you’re going to want to practice good personal hygiene, as this is a common cause of male thrush.
Make sure you wash your penis regularly, using an emollient such as E45 cream instead of soaps or shower gels, which can cause irritation.
Wear clean, cotton underwear every day and make sure that gives you room to breathe, so your penis can stay as cool and dry as possible.
Finally, make sure you use a condom if you plan to have sex, this will help to prevent you from passing thrush to your partner and will also help to keep them from passing it back to you.
Male thrush treatments such as fluconazole and clotrimazole can both be bought over the counter from your pharmacist.
You’ll have to answer a few quick questions from the pharmacy team before you make your purchase, which will help them to be sure that you’re using the best possible treatment for your condition.
If you choose to buy male thrush treatments from us, this questionnaire will pop up when you add the item to our basket, so you can answer give our pharmacists the information they need quickly and discretely.
Our team will then review your answers and either complete your order or get in touch to let you know why the treatment you’ve chosen isn’t right for you and to recommend another more suitable treatment.
Some people who have balanitis might confuse their condition with male thrush, which is why a diagnosis from a medical professional is so important.
The symptoms are very similar, however, if you have thrush you will sometimes notice a thick, white, cottage cheese-like discharge that doesn’t occur if you have balanitis.
To be absolutely sure which you have, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible.