The fungus "yeast" is commonly found in human skin and in areas which contain moisture, such as the mouth and the vagina. Candiasis or yeast infection is usually caused due to an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. Symptoms include redness, itching, irritation and a whitish discharge from the genital area. Men may not show the same symptoms, but in severe cases, may develop sores or blisters on the penis. It may be accompanied by a burning sensation during urination.
How does yeast infection develop is a question frequently asked as almost 75% of the women tend to develop this infection at least once in their lives. A minor infection can be treated by over-the-counter medicines. In case the problem persists, it is recommended that a doctor be consulted.
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