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Male thrush

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.
Symptoms of thrush in men
If you have balanitis thrush, you will have a number of distinctive symptoms, such as red skin around the head of your penis and pain and swelling.
Causes of thrush in men
Thrush is caused by the Candida albicans fungus.
Diagnosing thrush in men
Visit your GP if you think you have the symptoms of thrush (either on your penis or skin) and you do not have a history of the condition.
Treating thrush in men
The recommended first-line treatment for thrush is a type of anti-fungal cream called topical imidazole.
Complications of thrush in men
If you have a weakened immune system there is a risk that the candida fungus will spread into your blood. This is known as invasive candidiasis.
Preventing thrush in men
You will help to prevent thrush by having good standards of hygiene, such as cleaning your penis regularly and using a condom while having sex with your