Yeast infections affect both sexes with equal measure. Almost every person is known to contract yeast infections at least in his or her life. Though it can happen between toes and even other joints, the commonest yeast infections occur in genital area. One need not elaborate that warding it off is high priority.
Women suffering from yeast infection may have incurred it through irregular menstrual periods, pregnancy problems, non-sanitized vaginal area; stress and even alcohol intake. They may suffer from continuous itching sensation resulting in redness of the concerned area; discharge of white liquid and inflammation.
There are a number of chemical over the counter medication available for this disease. These work pretty fast but are not shorn of side effects; like nausea and headache. There may even be complications in pregnancy. Thus you are advised to undertake help of home remedies.
Honey is considered a great anthem in releasing you from the infection. It is however quite sticky. Yogurt tampon is also effective and girls often insert the tampon in their vagina. Douching is another effective method to keep the area clean. Antifungal elements like vinegar and Tea Tree Oil destroy the incumbent bacteria in vulva region. However these will not be able to provide a permanent cure.
One should be alert in staying away from tight garments; especially those that sit tight on the crotch. Wet clothes are a strict no-no. One should always wear washed clothes; especially undergarments. There should be a sense of hygiene regarding your essentials and these should never be exchanged. Any synthetic clothing should be avoided by a woman suffering from yeast infection.
However, this is generally mild and does not normally recur if treated well. A trip to the gynecologist clears all doubts. One should also desist from scratching the affected area often; though that is largely involuntary especially during sleep. Taking daily baths in water mixed with anti fungal elements give great results.
In men, yeast infections are not that prolific. Due to strenuous physical activity, groin area gets susceptible to this infection. Add to that, if you are wearing jeans or other tight clothes or groin hugging underwear; chances of yeast infections multiply.
One should also be wary of his or her sexual partners. People with active sexual lives are less vulnerable to yeast infections as they update the welfare of their genitals almost regularly. Thus virgins need to take double care if a certain Candida fungus attacks them.