An anal yeast infection often starts with persistent and intense anal itching , also called pruritus ani. A doctor can perform a quick physical exam to determine the cause, such as hygiene, hemorrhoids , or a yeast infection. If the diagnosis is an anal yeast infection, it can often be cleared up easily with simple treatments. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. When you have an anal yeast infection, you may experience intense symptoms for a few days followed by milder symptoms. An anal yeast infection can easily spread to the nearby penis in men or vagina in women.
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This article reviews the salient clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of mycotic and bacterial infections of the perianal and contiguous zones of the human body. The perianal region is an intertriginous zone. The heat and moisture inherent within these regions are conducive to the establishment of mycotic infections. Their proximity to the genital regions where fungal infections are more common may facilitate infection toward the perineal and perianal regions. Fungal infections mainly involve the superficial skin layers and are caused by dermatophytes or yeast. Dermatophytes are multicellular filaments, which form hyphae and spores for reproduction.
A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection of the vagina or vulva that can cause discomfort, itching and a white discharge. Yeast infections are extremely common: most women will get at least one at some point in their lives. Fortunately, effective treatments are widely available. Potent combination therapy for HIV called ART can strengthen the immune system and greatly reduce the risk for yeast infections occurring in the first place.
Candidiasis is a yeast infection, also known as thrush. The most common cause of thrush is a yeast or fungus called Candida albicans. Most women will experience thrush at some point in their life. Thrush affects mucus membranes such as the head of the penis, inside of the vagina, the inside of the anus or occasionally inside the mouth and throat.