The Most Common Kinds of Yeast Infection

There are several different types of yeast infections, with the three most common kinds being vaginal, penile and oral. Although vaginal infections are the most common, it's important to be aware of the other types as well. Different types of yeast infections can affect children, infants, males, and some types are even life threatening, so the more knowledge you have the better.

The goal of this section of the website is to help you identify which type of yeast infection you may have, so that you can find the proper treatment. Summaries on the 3 most common types are below, and to find out more about each of these types of yeast infections, refer to its corresponding pages within our website for full descriptions.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infections are, by far, the most common type of yeast infection and affect millions of women annually. Information gathered from a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found that 75% of all adult American women have had a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lives. The data also found that about half of those will go on to experience additional yeast infections over the course of their lives.

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Penile Yeast Infection

Many people are not aware that men can also retract a yeast infection. Women with yeast infections can pass the infections on to their partners via sexual intercourse. Although not seen as a traditional sexually transmitted disease, this is how most men who experience penile yeast infections contract them. Another factor that can contribute to both vaginal and penile yeast infections is the use of condoms. Some people experience a reaction to the lubrication commonly used in condoms or a reaction to the latex itself.

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Thrush Yeast Infection (Oral)

Thrush is the name for an oral yeast infection. Most commonly found in bottle and breast feeding infants, thrush can occur in adults as well. Age is a factor in contracting thrush. The very young and the very old are the demographics that most often experience it. Those with compromised immune systems are very susceptible to it as well. As with vaginal and penile yeast infections, thrush infections can be passed on to partners through kissing, but it's not overly common for this to happen.

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