Your risk of getting thrush increases if you:
- have recently been on a course of antibiotics or steroids
- have diabetes and your blood glucose is not under control
- have a tight foreskin, as it is can be difficult to clean and dry the area under the foreskin.
- have a weakened immune system, such as from chemotherapy
- wearing tight-fitting clothes
- use fragranced soaps and shower gels which may irritate the penis
- have a sexual partner with untreated thrush.