Penile Yeast Infection

A penile yeast infection that attacks the skin of the penis is caused by the fungus Candida. Although, yeast infection (candidiasis) frequently occurs in women, men too can contract genital yeast infection unknowingly. Practicing anal or sex with a woman who is already affected with vaginal yeast infection is one of the most common causes of penile yeast infection. Even prolonged use of antibiotics or using contraceptives (condoms) that are lubricated with nonoxynol-9 can cause genital yeast infection in men.

Men suffering from diabetes are also susceptible to penile candidiasis. Diabetics have abnormally high blood sugar levels, which is conducive for proliferation of candida. Althou