Doctor's Notes on Yeast Infection Skin Rash
Yeast infection of the skin is most commonly caused by Candida yeast. This condition is referred to as cutaneous candidiasis. Areas of skin breakdown, cuts, or cracks in the skin may allow the yeast infection ot take hold and grow. Candida infection may cause diaper rash in infants. In other cases, it causes infections in warm, moist body areas, like the underarms, the folds of the groin, under the breasts, between the legs, and under the folds of the skin of the abdomen of people who are obese.
Symptoms of yeast infection of the skin include a flat, red skin with sharp, scalloped edges. Smaller patches of the same type of rash are frequent around the involved area. Other associated symptoms can include warmth of the skin, tenderness or pain, or itchiness of the skin. Softened, red skin in areas of skin folds anywhere on the body are another sign of yeast infection of the skin.
Ringworm : Test your Medical IQ QuizQuestion
Ringworm is caused by a fungus.See Answer
Must Read Articles:
Diaper RashDiaper rash appears on the skin under a diaper. Symptoms and signs include red, irritated skin on the baby's bottom or genital area. Treatment involves frequent diaper changes, cleaning the affected aread with a mild soap, and using a barrier cream.
Diaper Rash (Candida, Yeast Infection) in BabiesCandida albicans is a common cause of diaper rash. Diaper rash is red, elevated, and fluid may be visible under the skin. The rash may be found in the creases of the skin. Treatment involves antifungal topical treatment and decreasing moisture in the diaper area.
Jock ItchJock itch is an itchy groin rash that may be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Symptoms include an itchy red area in a skin fold. The rash may be raised with sharp borders and have pimples or pustules. Treatment involves keeping the area dry, avoiding tight clothing, applying 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, and/or applying an antifungal medication.
Ringworm on BodyRingworm (or tinea corporis) is a common fungal infection resulting from dermatophytes. Symptoms and signs include lesions on the trunk, legs, arms, neck, and face. Read about the cause of ringworm, how to get rid of ringworm, and whether ringworm is contagious. Learn about treatments and home remedies for ringworm.
Ringworm on ScalpScalp ringworm (tinea capitis) is a very common fungal infection among children throughout the world. Symptoms and signs include hair loss, reddening, crusting, and scaling of the scalp. Treatment typically involves oral antifungal medications and medicated shampoo.
Skin BiopsyA skin biopsy is a test in which a doctor cuts a small sample of a patient's skin to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including bacterial or fungal infections, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other skin problems.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.