Thrush is a yeast infection that is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. This fungus is often present harmlessly on the skin but it can cause a problem when it multiplies rapidly. The medical term for this condition is candidiasis. It affects both men and women.
In men, thrush can cause redness and itching of the penis. It is a mild infection and can quickly clear up with medications available on MedsNow.
|1 in 10 men||~35%||3-4%|
|Attending GU clinics have balanitis, and thrush is among the most common causes||Common. C. Albicans balanitis is the most frequent infection of the penis||It has been estimated that globally, balanitis occurs in up to 3-4% of uncircumcised males.|