The yeast. Flourishes in a non-acid environment, which is why vinegar based douches work, and Monistat kills/reduced the moniia/candida population...The yeast is not a fungus so ketoconazole does not work.
Yeast infection. Yeast infection can cause cheesy smelling white discharge that may stick to vaginal/vulvar area. It is associated with itching and at times lower abdominal discomfort.
Normal flora... Most cases of yeast infection are caused by overgrowth of normal yeast (candida) in the vagina. When an imbalance occurs, such as when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when hormonal balance changes, yeast can multiply and build up. When this happens, symptoms of an infection may happen. Symptoms include itching and cheesy discharge. Less commonly, yeasts can be spread sexually.
Fungal infections. Infections from fungi or overgrowth of yeast can occur in many parts of the body. The warm moist areas, like a woman's vagina, are the environments that promote growth and can lead to symptoms.
Cool and Dry. Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help.
Yes. Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men, the yeast will grow externally and is known as jock itch. Any patches of redness that itches on the skin, I would have a clinician check out.
Family practice. Yeast infections are more common then venerial warts. You have to be exposed to someone with warts to get them. Yeast infections come when you take antibiotics or when your immune system is down. A female's anatomy is such that it easier for contamination.
Yes. Both are very common infections.
Yeast in males. Yes. It doesn't happen very often, but it certainly can happen. It happens most in men who are uncircumcised because the foreskin gives yeast a good place to grow. It is not a serious problem and can be treated easily with over the counter anti-fungal creams like Clotrimazole 1%.