If you have yeast infection sores from a candida fungal outbreak, chances are that you have the infection for a while. Common places that blisters, lesions and sores can be located include (but are not limited to) the penis, vagina, mouth (thrush), diaper area and skin. It is much easier to treat a yeast infection in the early stages with some prescription or over-the-counter anti-fungal remedies. However people with infections that are more severe need to understand exactly what is causing the outbreak to occur. This article will review some reasons why candida infections occur along with some remedies to provide some relief from sores that can come with the outbreak.
Most people experience at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. The most common location for a candida outbreak is in the vaginal area (for women) while men usually get yeast on and around the penis shaft and head. Anyone who has ever experienced the discomfort and pain of thrush, they know all too well the symptoms of an oral yeast infection. Probably the least uncomfortable place to contract a candida infection is in the skin, since there are no organs or genitals affected – the location where the outbreak can occur is usually under the folds of the skin. The infections usually begin with mild symptoms including a red, bumpy rash coupled with itching. Left untreated, the skin can become irritated and sore, resulting in blisters and sores – in extreme cases bleeding can also occur.
If you are at the point where you have sores from either a first-time or reoccurring candida infection, you should spend time considering what might have caused the outbreak to begin with. For many people, the use (or sometimes overuse) of antibiotics can put you at risk. This is because antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria in the body, it also gets rid of the good bacteria that is used to keep yeast levels in check. Yeast thrives (and multiplies) when there is excessive sugar in the body. If you have high blood sugar levels, this creates an environment for a yeast fungal infection. Another common cause for excessive yeast in the genitals is because these are places where excessive moisture and a lack of oxygen exist. Yeast also multiplies under these conditions – so it is a good idea to wear loose clothing in the lower half of of your body and maintain proper hygiene by keeping these areas dry and clean.