You probably thought just as many others do that yeast infections were limited to a woman and more specifically her intimate regions, right? Wrong! Regardless of your sex or age, you can get a yeast infection rash anywhere on your body-and I do mean ANYWHERE!
The most common yeast infection rash we see is diaper rash and strangely enough, as common as it is, very few people even realize that a diaper rash is caused by yeast. Adults often get rashes that are caused by yeast, but unless they know what to look for, more often than not have no idea that their rash is a yeast infection rash either.
There are a few characteristics that make it easy to spot a rash caused by an overgrowth of yeast over some other type of rash. These include; a very red rash with a well defined border, white spots on the rash, an odorless discharge, irritation, pain and itching.
Another thing that may top you off as to whether or not it’s a yeast infection rash is it’s location on your body. Since yeast grows best in a warm and moist environment, they usually happen on parts of the skin that trap moisture and heat. Some of the most common spots are under the arms, between the thighs, the genitals, between skin folds, inside the belly button and under the breasts (mostly in women).
Treating your skin yeast infection means making sure that you keep the area clean and dry and avoid tight fitting clothes. You can also talk to your doctor about creams and prescriptions or look into some of the many natural remedies for treating a yeast infection rash, like tea tree oil, garlic oil, bergamot oil and yogurts with active cultures like acidophilus which can also be bought in the form of supplements.