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Doctor insights on: Can A Yeast Infection Cause A Rash

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this?13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this?13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

Yeast rashes: Surgery, illness, stress and certain medications place stress on our bodies, and can result in yeast infections. Yeast infections occur then the normal mechanisms to keep them at bay are compromised, and often present as red itchy bumpy rashes, occassionally with fissures and discomfort. Only a physical exam can accurately diagnose what sort of rash you have, so follow up with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms of a yeast infection? Can it cause the vaginal labia to rash,peel and discoloration and inner leg connection?

What are main symptoms of a yeast infection? Can it cause the vaginal labia to rash,peel and discoloration and inner leg connection?

Whitish discharge: The classic signs and symptoms of a yeast infection of the vagina are redness, white cottage cheese like discharge and itching or pain. If an over the counter cream such as Monistat does not work, you may have something else. See you gynecologist, if that is the case ...Read more

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I have some rashes in the vagina area which creates a burning sensation when being rub by my panties.Is that a yeast infection?

I have some rashes in the vagina area which creates a burning sensation when being rub by my panties.Is that a yeast infection?

Does not sound : Like yeast. Yeast is not usually a rash but a white chunky cottage cheese like discharge that itches. This sounds like something else. Suggest you get seen to get proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Marriedfemale recently diagnosd with vaginal yeast infection.Now my husband has red rashes in penis head.We're havin protected sex only.Is it related?

Contact dermatitis: Sometimes lubricant or powder used for any purpose might cause irritation. Just to be sure have your spouse md take a quick look to guide him to right treatments! regards and happy honeymoon ! ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

I don't know if I have a yeast infection but in that area it is itchy, and my skin is kinda white, like a white pasty rash and itchy on skin?

Most likely: yes, and it could be a side effect of an antibiotic or other meds you are taking ,or as a result of wearing certain synthetic clothing , There are so many OTC meds for yeast infection ,that you can try . ...Read more

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What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

Rash: 'opinion not a decision'. Herpes: very painful; pustules; weaping rashes; may have puss among the pustules yeast infection: discharge of curd like material. Itching and may be some pain. Foul smell entirely different treatment. ...Read more

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I have a question about difference between yeast infection or diaper rash?

Some are some not: Some diaper ashes involve yeast and some do not.Yeast will usually become involved for any skin breakdown lasting more than 3 days. It is characterized by rough bumps rather than simple flat redness. Visual inspection by your doc can define the difference. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a rash on his penis. I had a yeast infection & took fluconizol. I gave him one & him went away. But now it's back. ?

My boyfriend has a rash on his penis. I had a yeast infection & took fluconizol. I gave him one & him went away. But now it's back.

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Not so simple: Vaginal yeast is not an "infection". It is a proliferation of yeast which is already present in small numbers. The yeast proliferates because of sugars in the environment or because there is a loss of normal bacteria. The most common cause is exposure to antibiotics which kill the bacteria normally competing with yeasts. There are a variety of rashes on the penis. Is he circumcised? Frequently th ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more