Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Yes. Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions).

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin? And? Redness on the vulva?

Yes. Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). Read more...

Can broken skin from scratching be due to a yeast infection?

Doubtful. You may have a yeast infection causing you to scratch, and if you scratch too vigorously you can break the skin, but one does not necessarily have anything directly due to the other. Read more...

Red and swollen vulva, not a yeast infection as I took the medication and it did not make a difference. Not an sti as I am a virgin. What is this?

Resistant yeast. A chemical or allergic reaction could do this, e.g to detergent, soap, etc. Or maybe still yeast; a small percentage of yeasts causing vaginal infections are resistant to the "azole" drugs usually used for treatment (miconazole, clotrimazole, fluconazole, and many others). See your doctor to reconfirm the diagnosis. Alternative types of yeast treatment are available. Good luck! Read more...

I have a red vulva. Not itchy, but is quite red/swollen. No other symptoms. I did have a yeast infection a while back that I treated?

Many possibilities. Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Yeat is certainly one of the many possibilities. You could try an over the counter yeast cream while waiting on a doctor visit. Read more...