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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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What does a yeast rash look like?

What does a yeast rash look like?

See below: In kids, yeast diaper rashes are beefy red and have red satellite lesions. These can also be in other areas in babies like the folds of the neck. In adults or older kids, yeast infections vary in appearance depending on the type of agent involved. Athlete's foot is a red, fine scaly rash. Jock itch is similar. Ringworm - a circular like area with a raised ring of scale around a red center. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin  now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red  swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Quite possibly yeast: Yeast rash is a frequent complication of the use of antibiotics in children. No one antibiotic is necessarily worse than another--but prolonged use of antibiotics seems to more often trigger yeast rashes. Thrush or oral candidiasis often can presage yeast rashes as well. You might want to look for milky white patches on your son's inner cheek (inside his mouth); it does not wipe off. See your md. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
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How long do yeast rashes last?

1-2 weeks: With treatment they usually resolve in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Usually: Warm and moist areas or if vaginal maybe from someone who cares it. Be checked if the reason is not obvious you may need some blood work. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What could cause these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What could cause these?

YEAST RASHES: YOU ARE PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT MONILIASIS ALSO CALLED CANDIDIASIS. SEVERAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE THIS IMBALANCE THAT ALLOWS THE OVERGROWTH OF YEAST. THIS CAN BE A RESULT OF: 1. HORMONAL IMBALANCE 2. WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM 3. UNCONTROLLED DIABETES 4. STRESS 5. EATING A LOT OF SWEETS 6. ANTIBIOTICS 7. PREGNANCY 8. DOUCHING SEE YOUR PCP . . . SOON BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

What do I do about my armpit rashes?  Could they be yeast?

Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...Read more

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Candida (Definition)

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as ...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


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