Conditions caused by yeast infection
A yeast infection of the skin is a troublesome problem caused by an overgrowth of Candida. It often appears as an inflamed, itchy rash that can be remedied with antifungal medications. Usually seen in humid areas such as the underarms or groin, yeast infections can flare up on any part of your body.
Top 5 yeast infection conditions:
Vaginal yeast infection:
Common condition in which the fungus Candida albicans overgrows in the vagina, causing itching, burning, and a thick white discharge.
A yeast infection that affects the mouth and throat, characterized by white patches, soreness, and difficulty swallowing.
Skin yeast infections:
Yeast can also infect the skin, causing conditions such as jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot.
Yeast infection of the esophagus can lead to esophagitis, characterized by difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and weight loss.
In rare cases, a yeast infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious, life-threatening infections in the bloodstream, heart, brain, or other organs.
This is more likely to occur in people with weakened immune systems.
Yeast infections can also affect babies, particularly in the diaper area, causing red, irritated skin and a rash.
Male yeast infection:
Men can also get yeast infections, typically on the penis and/or scrotum. Symptoms can include itching, burning, redness, and a thick white discharge.
Toe and nail fungus:
Yeast can also infect the nails, causing them to become thick, discolored, and brittle.
Chronic fatigue syndrome:
Yeast overgrowth in the gut has been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Depression and anxiety:
Yeast overgrowth in gut can also lead to imbalances in neurotransmitters that may lead to depression and anxiety.
What are the main vaginal yeast infection symptoms?
The main symptoms of a yeast infection include itching, burning, and pain in the affected area. Other symptoms may include redness, swelling, and a thick, white discharge from the vagina or penis.
Yeast infections can also cause pain during urination or intercourse. In the case of oral thrush, it can cause white patches in the mouth or throat, along with soreness or difficulty swallowing.
It’s important to note that some of these conditions may have other causes, but yeast infections can be a contributing factor. And, some of these conditions may require medical treatment, so it’s important to consult a doctor if you suspect you have a yeast infection.