Candida is a notorious type of yeast that can grow normally even in the healthiest of bodies. Women in their reproductive ages are known to be the most affected victims of this little problem. Little known to most people, Candida albicans (also referred to as yeast infections) can also affect men. This piece will focus on addressing everything there is to know about the penile yeast infections that affect men.
Information. Yeast infections can also be referred to as thrush, candida, candida balanitis or candidiasis. For women, it enters through the vaginal region. However, it’s obviously a very different situation for men. In men, it attacks the foreskin and the head of the penis. Often, most victims report inflammation on the head of the penis. Usually, candida survives on the skin and mucous membrane. However, if it overgrows, it starts to show symptoms of its presence. Yeast infections can also attack other parts of the body including the mouth and skin. While yeast infections are certainly far more common in women, it’s something that men should also be aware and informed about.