Balanitis is swelling of the foreskin, or head of the penis. Balanitis affects roughly 1 in 20 males. Balanitis is inflammation typically caused by infections or chronic skin conditions. Improper hygiene can contribute to skin irritation. Both inadequate cleansing and too much cleansing can add to this problem. The condition is often caused by an overgrowth of either bacteria or yeast. The foreskin of the penis is an ideal place for these organisms to grow because it can trap moisture around the penis head. Injuries on the tip of the penis or foreskin can cause swelling and discomfort.
<p> </p> <p> Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that is often found in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract; it is a normal inhabitant of humans that typically does not have any adverse effects. Changes to vaginal acidity and the balance of organisms can occur due to antibiotics, diabetes, pregnancy, hormonal therapy, contraceptives, or an impaired immune system. When that happens, Candida cells can multiply unchecked, resulting in a yeast infection.<a href="/documents/tests/118/Candida-albicans.pdf" target="_blank">Read more</a><a href="http://documents/tests/118/Candida-albicans.pdf" target="_blank">.</a> </p> <p> </p>Test Details