Yes, men can get yeast infections, too, which can lead to a condition known as balanitis — inflammation of the head of the penis.
Yeast infections in men are common because the fungus that causes yeast infections (candida) is normally present on skin, especially moist skin. When some contributing factor — such as having sex with a partner who has a vaginal yeast infection — causes an overgrowth of candida, infection can result.
Balanitis is more common in uncircumcised men. Signs and symptoms of balanitis may include:
You may be more likely to develop balanitis from a yeast infection if you:
Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications.
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