eHealthPedia >

Yeast infection Causes and Risk Factors

MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA 
Yeast infection Causes and Risk Factors
Yeast infections
Causes and Risk Factors
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment

Although both men and women can be infected, yeast infection is the second most common type of inflammation in the vagina.  In fact, approximately 75% of all women contract at least one yeast infection in their life. Yeast infections can spread through sexual contact.  For this reason, men can have penile yeast infection, and can possibly reinfect their partners. Between 12 to 15% of men contract yeast infections after sexual contact with an infected partner.

For the elderly, yeast infection is more commonly found in the mouth.   When a yeast infection occurs in the mouth, it's commonly called "thrush", or oral candidasis.  Thrush is also common in babies.

  • Age
  • Gender

The symptoms of yeast infection differ depending upon the location of the body.  To learn to identify the symptoms of yeast infections in the mouth, genital area, and skin, continue reading. The next section on Yeast Infection Symptoms outlines the symptoms of a yeast infection here.

<< 1 2 3 4 5 >>
Tags: Yeast Infection, infection, sexual contact, infections, symptoms, infected, vagina, mouth, skin, babies reading, babies gender, babies skin, sexual life, all babies, age women, age men
Related Topics
Penis Peeling / Yeast Infection
therealsuperbiz  10129 views
BV and yeast infections
HNM15  1354 views
Celiac Disease + Yeast
losadevojka  9254 views
I Hate Yeast!!! And Bc
wonderland22  5559 views
Redrice Yeast And Yeast Infections
debbiedoodoo  152 views
Yeast Infection
HcoBrunette06  2346 views
Possible Skin Yeast infection ?
XxCherylxX  1243 views
Anal Yeast Infection
Joey Bear  4827 views
Have I Got a Yeast Infection???
rachel15  1798 views
Can a yeast infection burn when you pee?
onlyone1147  13534 views
Yeast infection treatment
umbrellas  6191 views
Birth Control Pill And Yeast Infections....
iluveminem155  10132 views
Genital yeast infections
DoctorQuestion  1515 views
Ask a Doctor