Yeast Candida Infections Thrush Diaper Rash

Cause A yeast infection appears in the mouth thrush or as diaper rash in infants and is caused by candida, a yeastlike fungus. The majority of infections are caused by one species, Candida albicans. Oral thrush occurs in 2 to 5 percent of normal new-borns and a higher percentage of low-birthweight babies. Diaper dermatitis is the most common infection caused by candida. Older children who have been treated with oral antibiotics or who have a weakened immune system are also prone to yeast...

Balanitis Phimosis and Hygiene Considerations

The Uncircumcised Penis

In newborn males, the foreskin usually has not separated completely from the end of the penis, making it impossible to fully retract or pull back the foreskin to expose the glans. It may take months or years before the foreskin becomes retractable, which allows the boy to clean the area of the penis under the foreskin. This occurs in about 90 percent of uncircumcised boys by five years of age. Infection of the glans and foreskin, called balanitis, is more common in uncir-cumcised males, but...