Yeast Infections on the Skin – Common Symptoms

A fungal skin infection caused by Candida is called cutaneous candidiasis.

You can get a rash caused by yeast almost anywhere, but the more common areas for a rash are folded areas like the armpit, in the crotch, under the foreskin, and under the breasts. When a skin infection occurs in the genital area of men, it’s called called a male yeast infection. Obesity can create folds and crevices that form a perfect environment for Candida, as can hot, humid weather and tight clothing. (more…)

Common Symptoms of Male Yeast Infections

A male yeast infectionis caused by the same organism that causes vaginal yeast infections in women, oral thrush, and diaper rash – Candida albicans.

A male yeast infection shows up as an itching, red rash on the penis.

A Candida rash looks red and flat, with sharp scalloped edges. You may see small pustules around the edges of the rash, the area may itch or burn, and it may be painful. There are usually smaller patches nearby. A rash around the anus may be white or red, and will itch. (more…)

Symptoms of Bacterial Infections that Mimic Vaginal Yeast Infections

Many of the bacterial infections that mimic Candida infections are much more serious than a yeast infection, and common anti-fungal medications won’t help.

It is not possible to self-diagnose a vaginal infection by the symptoms alone. Yet studies have shown that the majority of women who buy over-the-counter fungicides are trying to treat a yeast infection, when they actually have one of the bacterial infections.

In some instances, especially during pregnancy, this can be a dangerous mistake.

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