Can men have Yeast infection? Balanitis

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Yes, men can get yeast infections, although they are less common in men than in women. The infection is caused by the overgrowth of Candida fungus, which can affect the genitals, mouth, and other parts of the body. In men, yeast infections can occur on the penis and scrotum, causing symptoms such as itching, redness, and a rash. Men may also experience burning during urination or discomfort during sex.
Men who have weakened immune systems, diabetes, or are taking antibiotics may be more prone to developing a yeast infection. Sexual activity with an infected partner can also increase the risk of a yeast infection. It is important for men to seek medical attention if they suspect they have a yeast infection, as it can be easily treated with antifungal medications.

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