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Can guys get yeast infections?

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According to Mayo Clinic, although they are less common than in women, men can get yeast infections. A yeast infection comes from an overgrowth of Candida, a specific type of yeast that is present in men's and women's bodies.

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A yeast infection can invade the bloodstream, genital area, mouth and even the skin of both men and women. According to WebMD, this buildup of yeast is more likely to appear in men who are not circumcised. A yeast infection in men typically causes a red rash or burning and itching to appear on the tip of the penis, according to Mayo Clinic.

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