Yeast Infections: Symptoms

Yeast infections can bring on several symptoms depending on the location of the infection and they can be unpleasant to say the least. Your general health can affect how mild or how severe the symptoms of a yeast infection are so if you live a generally unhealthy lifestyle, not only are your going to be more susceptible to them, but your yeast infection symptoms may be more persistent and longer lasting.

The following are the symptoms of yeast infections of different types. A skin yeast infections symptoms would include a rash with a well defined border.

The rash could also have white spots and a clear odorless discharge. Redness, inflammation and irritation are also likely.

Symptoms of yeast infections of the vagina are: redness, swelling, irritation, burning and a thick, cheese-like discharge.

Yeast infection symptoms on a penis are similar with: redness and irritation and white spots all located on the tip of the penis. It may also cause pain after sex.

Note: If you have never had a yeast infection before, you should seek the advice and diagnosis of a medical professional as more serious condition could cause similar symptoms. It is important to rule out other possibilities.

Note as well that yeast infections can be passed back and forth between partners through sexual activity. Yeast infection symptoms are not always present and you could unknowingly give it to your partner. If left untreated; yeast infections symptoms can worsen, so it is imperative that you both get treatment.

Often time’s people will forget that diaper rash is actually a yeast infection. Symptoms include: a very red rash that causes pain and itching. It may also have white patches or pimples and involves the area that comes into contact with the diaper.

Babies or adults with damaged immune systems can develop Thrush or a mouth yeast infection. Symptoms of yeast infection of the mouth can be extremely painful and cause white patches in the mouth and throat.

Children who suck their thumbs or adults whose hands and feet are constantly wet have a greater risk of getting a nail yeast infection. Symptoms include: redness and pain at the base of the nail and sometimes pus from the sides of the nails. If untreated a nail yeast infection symptoms can cause the nail to thicken and become brittle and irregular.

Any of these symptoms should be looked after and care to keep the area clean is important to avoid spreading your yeast infection to other parts of your body. Remember that symptoms of a yeast infection can be similar to those of other more serious conditions, so seek medical advice if you are uncertain.

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