Oral thrush in men is the same as in women, a yeast infection of the mouth and throat. It is caused by a fungi called Candida Albicans that naturally occurs in our bodies, especially in the dark, moist, warm areas that it loves to grow in. Hence the mouth and throat.
But although the Candida Albicans fungi cause the symptoms of oral thrush in men and women, there has to be an underlying reason or trigger for its overgrowth into a proper infection.
The five major causes of a Candida overgrowth, and so the five causes of oral thrush in men, are lowered friendly bacteria levels in the body, a lowered immune system, hormonal imbalance, too high blood sugar levels, and, some drugs therapies.
The symptoms to look out for are, white / cream raised spots on the tongue and mucus membranes, a thick white coating all over the tongue which when scraped off can reveal bleeding underneath, difficulty swallowing, bad breath, etc.
Your normal treatment for oral thrush in men and women is through prescription or over-the-counter medications in the form of lozenges, liquid suspensions (swish and swallow), and sprays, etc. The problem is that these only target the local symptoms not the underlying cause (s) of thrush.
So that even if your thrush symptoms went away, there is nothing to stop them returning time and time again. And, repeated use of these drug-based medications means that the thrush fungus can become drug-resistant.
But, there's no need to worry, because more and more men and women are discovering the effectiveness of natural home remedies for thrush. These can address not just the thrush symptoms but the underlying causes as well.
These are home remedies such as natural yogurt to help build-up your friendly bacteria, probiotics to do the same, apple cider vinegar to rebalance your body pH, the use of garlic for its natural antifungal properties, and tons more, including important dietary and lifestyle adjustments.
These dietary and lifestyle issues are critical in preventing recurring oral thrush spreading back down into your gut and causing serious complications.