Candida, a type of yeast, is a normal inhabitant of even the healthiest bodies. It loves warm, dark, moist places, particularly the gastrointestinal tract and the vagina where as many as 20 percent of women of reproductive age harbor Candida. The most common species by far is Candida albicans.
While it is more common for women to get yeast infections, it is also possible for men to contract a genital yeast infection, usually after having unprotected sex with a partner who is already infected. The infection usually appears on the skin outside the penis. Penile yeast infections affect men who are uncircumcised more than those who are circumcised.
Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control.
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida yeasts, and especially Candida albicans. It often affects women, but it can occur in men, too. Other names for thrush include yeast infection, Candidacandidiasiscandidal balanitisand formerly, moniliasis.
Yeast infections frequently occur in men, even though they're most common in women. Yeast infections are usually associated with women, but men aren't safe from these infections, either. The term "balanitis" refers to an infection of the glans penis, which is the head of the penis.
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Thrush is a yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Both men and women can get thrush, though it is more often associated with women. Read more about the symptoms of thrush.
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A yeast infection is often thought of as a female health problembut it can affect anyone, including men. A penile yeast infection, if not treated, can lead to a wide range of painful, uncomfortable, and potentially embarrassing symptoms. It can also lead to serious complications if the infection spreads into your bloodstream. Over-the-counter OTC medications can often clear up a yeast infection, and some basic prevention steps can help you avoid this fairly common condition.