Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

Yeast infection is a fungus normally found on your skin, that can “overgrow,” causing an itchy, splotchy rash. If you have a compromised immune system, you may get a dangerous secondary infection from an open blister or raw skin, caused by excessive scratching.

What are the types?

Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) may cause pink or white painful or itchy patches and blisters at the corners of your mouth, under breasts, in between your fingers and toes, or in your groin area. These blisters are filled with white or clear fluid that may seep.

Tinea versicolor causes splotchy, sometimes itchy skin-discoloration, and patches of skin that refuse to tan. These patches are usually a shade lighter (or in the case of pale skin, pinker) than your normal skin and can be anywhere on your body.

What are the symptoms?

A red itchy rash or pimples on your skin that seep a clear liquid or white liquid.  In the groin area, itching and external redness, a rash, or a thick vaginal discharge.  White patches inside the mouth (also known as thrush), and a scaly, itchy rash in the corners of the mouth.  Swelling, painful, discolored or crumbly fingernails and toenails. Patches of smooth, discolored skin of any size anywhere on your body.

What causes it?

Warmth and humidity, taking oral or IV antibiotics, and a weak immune system.

What is the treatment?

Topical medicine, mediated cleansers, oral antifungals, or antifungal powder may be prescribed.

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