Cutaneous Candidiasis – Candida of The Skin
A topical yeast infection is just that, a yeast infection on the skin. Candidiasis of the skin usually causes an itchy rash that is mostly seen as a red rash in the folds of the skin, such as under the arms or breast areas.
The rash can spread to other areas of the body that are conducive for the fungus to grow. Yeast infection symptoms can be extremely irritating but being topical, they are easily seen and diagnosed and therefore easily treated.
The main symptom of a topical yeast infection is the visible red rash. It can be itchy as most yeast infections are and show signs of blistering.
Babies in particular can show blisters where they have a diaper rash. This is due to their rash developing into a yeast infection. Their open sores may not necessarily bleed but they can look a lot like “popped” blisters. When the area is touched or cleaned it can be extremely painful for the child.
This topical yeast infection shows your child has a candida overgrowth and it’s important to seek help straight away so that you can help them to heal more quickly and prevent the infection from becoming much worse and more painful. If you check their mouth they may also have an oral thrush problem too.
Other Topical Skin Infections
Anyone can get a yeast infection and it is not something to be ashamed of.
- Many people have skin infections under their nails, in the corner of their mouths, between their toes (athlete’s foot) and in the groin (jock itch)…just to name a few places.
- However, this topical yeast infection is not caused by the Candida albicans fungus.
All of these are quite often considered to be topical yeast infections (Cutaneous candidiasis) as they appear in areas of the body which become sweaty, wet, hot and/or rub together frequently.
In the case of athlete’s foot (it is caused by Tinea cruris) your feet are buried in socks and shoes which can cause the feet to sweat and is a perfect breeding ground for many types of yeast infections.
Many topical yeast infections are quite easy to treat, however with some yeast infections, such as those that occur with babies, please see your health care professional so that you don’t use anything that could be harmful to your baby’s delicate skin.
Many people use natural remedies for yeast infections with great results! If you are suffering from any kind of topical yeast infection, in addition to working to prevent the problem in the future, natural remedies are a great way to ease your symptoms and take control. Overcoming a candida overgrowth is the best way to start!
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