The Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About Number 2 – Thrush In Men!

You read that right. Although thrush is a condition most frequently associated with women, it also occurs in men. It is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans, and funguses aren’t interested in discriminating by gender.

In men, thrush affects the head of the penis, causing symptoms such as irritation, redness and discharge. Thrush can be easily treated with over-the-counter medications, but if you have any of these symptoms and aren’t sure what they are, head straight to your doctor, as it could also be a more serious infection. If you’ve had thrush before and recognise the symptoms, you’re probably safe to treat it yourself, though, if you have any doubts, asking your GP or pharmacist is always a good idea.