Apple cider for male yeast infection? Does it work? Yes, according to many. For centuries, people with various ailments have sworn by its effectiveness. And it's the same with yeast infection. Apple cider vinegar is being used by men and women all over the world to get relief from their yeast infections. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular and effective natural remedies for yeast infection available.
First, let's look together at what causes your yeast infection. Well, it's a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans. This exists in most of us, quite naturally, without causing problems. It's kept in check by your body's beneficial or good bacteria. Under certain conditions though, this doesn't happen effectively enough and the Candida 'overgrows' into the symptoms of yeast infection.
For many men and women, normal drug-based treatments don't seem to work; the symptoms are gone one minute, then they return. It's believed the reason they have recurring yeast infections is that the medications just target the symptoms, not the root or underlying cause(s). And, the Candida fungus can become resistant to the drugs. That's why many men and women are turning to natural home remedies, apple cider vinegar being one of the most popular.
Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties (among others), which helps to soothe itchiness and relieve the pain and discomfort of, for instance, penile yeast infection. Here's how to use it...
(1) Into a warm low bath add 2 cupfuls of apple cider vinegar and swish it around to mix properly. A 'low' bath means enough water to ensure your legs and penis are covered, no more. You'll need to soak for around 20 to 30 minutes. Pull back the foreskin to make sure that the head is properly soaked.
(2) You can also mix up 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 quarts of warm water and just gently bathe the affected area with cotton dipped into the water / vinegar mix.
(3) Drinking a dilution of apple cider vinegar is good for helping to re-balance the good bacteria in your intestinal tract, thus helping to prevent the Candida fungus overgrowing there, and potentially spreading yeast infection to other parts of your body. Just mix 2 teaspoons of vinegar in a 8 oz. glass of water. Drink 3 times a day.
Apple cider vinegar can help with male yeast infection for sure. But it's only one piece of the jigsaw. For a complete cure, with no recurrences, you have to take into account other aspects such as lifestyle, diet, etc. Without these you're just dealing with the symptoms of yeast infection and not the underlying issues. But you've seen now that mainstream drug-based treatments cannot achieve all this. So more and more men and women are going the totally natural route.