Male thrush - Symptoms of thrush in men
NHS Choices Medical Reference
The symptoms of candida balanitis (a fungal infection of the head of the penis) include:
- red skin around the head of the penis
- swelling of the head of the penis
- irritation and soreness of the head of the penis
- thick, lumpy discharge under the foreskin
- itchiness around the head of the penis
- an unpleasant odour
- difficult retracting (pulling back) the foreskin of your penis (phimosis)
pain when passing urine
- pain during sex
Candidal skin infection
Most candidal skin infections develop in areas of the body where different folds of skin come together, such as the:
- areas of skin between your fingers
- skin between your genitals and anus (the opening where faeces are expelled from the body)
People who are obese are also at risk of developing a skin infection in between their rolls of skin.
The infection usually begins as a red and painful itchy rash. Small red spots can also develop on the rash. The affected skin may then scale over, producing a white-yellow curd-like substance. If the areas of skin between your fingers are affected, the skin becomes thick, soft and white.
- Discharge is when a liquid such as pus oozes from a part of your body.
- Inflammation is the body's response to infection, irritation or injury, which causes redness, swelling, pain and sometimes a feeling of heat in the affected area.
- Pain is an unpleasant physical or emotional feeling that your body produces as a warning sign that it has been damaged.