3. What else is it called?
Vaginal yeast infection, vaginal candidiasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, candida colpitis or candida vaginitis – they are all synonyms for the same disease.
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4. Do men suffer from thrush?
Of course. But among men it occurs much less often due to anatomical features of the structure of the external genitalia. There are several clinical forms of this disease: inflammation of the foreskin (posthitis), inflammation of the glans penis (balanitis), and inflammation of the urethra (urethritis).
5. Is thrush transmitted sexually?
Yes, candidiasis belongs to sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, when the disease is detected, it is necessary to refrain from sexual intercourse, and undergo treatment with antifungal drugs. In this case, the treatment is mandatory for both the patient and their sexual partner.