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Sore penis tip: symptoms, causes and treatment
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. Read more about the symptoms of thrush. It can also affect the skin, known as candidal skin infection, and the inside of the mouth, known as oral thrush. If you suspect thrush for the first time, it's best to see a doctor for a diagnosis. Your GP will be able to tell the difference.
Sore penis? We look at the causes and treatment options
Whilst thrush Candida albicans can be transmitted through sexual activity, it is not classed as an STI. It is a yeast infection. Both men and women have the fungus that causes thrush, however, when this balance is interrupted is when the condition appears. Infections can be uncomfortable but aren't normally serious.
Skip to content. Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. Thrush is caused by a group of yeasts called Candida. This page has information about thrush in men. This usually causes a red, itchy or painful rash that scales over with white or yellow discharge.