A yeast rash is a slightly raised or bumpy rash that is pink to red in color that is caused by an active yeast infection. Yeast infection rashes can be found in several places in the body including the diaper area (for babies), the penis and groin (for men), the vulva and vaginal area (for women) as well as around the corners of the mouth (for thrush, or oral yeast infection). Other places that a rash can be found is under the folds of the skin – including underneath the breasts and other places where sagging skin can be found. This article will discuss some strategies for treating various types of yeast rashes.
Diaper Yeast Rash
A diaper yeast infection rash is common with infants because yeast thrives in environments that are moist, dark and have little oxygen. A baby’s behind is a perfect place for this – as it is impossible to know exactly when a baby urinates – if the baby sits in urine for extended periods of time without a diaper change, then he or she is at risk for developing a diaper yeast skin rash. This is usually treated by applying a topical anti-fungal medication. Another name for a diaper rash caused by yeast is diaper dermatitis or nappy rash.
Vaginal Yeast Rash
A vaginal yeast rash skin infection is a symptom of candidas of the vagina, or vulva. Other symptoms that can occur along with the rash include sores, blisters and lesions inside or surrounding the vaginal cavity. A woman can also experience burning and itching – in severe cases, bleeding can occur. In order to treat the rash itself at home, topical treatments of yogurt can be helpful at providing some relief.
Penile Yeast Rash
A penile yeast rash skin infection is a sign of a candida infection on or around the penis. This symptom generally occurs along with blisters and sores at the head of the penis along with a milky discharge that is cottage-cheese in consistency. Natural treatments of a penile yeast rash include topical solutions of yogurt or tea tree oil.
Skin Yeast Rash
A skin candida rash that occurs on the skin, but not near the genital or oral areas of the body are the easiest to treat. You should make sure that the affected area is kept clean and dry, using powders and antifungal creams. People with skin yeast infections have the lowest rates of reoccurance. A skin rash round the mouth should be kept as dry as possible – as the skin surrounding the corners of the lips can crack and bleed if exposed to continued moisture.