Skin Candida Rash
How to Know if You Have a Candida Rash
When you have yeast overgrowth, a yeast like fungus which normally resides in our bodies in small amounts, can grow out of control.
When this happens you can suffer infections like vaginal infections, a weakened immune system, fatigue and rashes. This rash is a common symptom of candida.
The rash may actually present in a few different symptoms including:
• Red patches under your breasts or in skin folds where the area is moist. This is due to the fact that yeast grows very quickly in moist and damp environments. Cutaneous candidiasis can be extremely itchy.
• Persistent acne
• Nail bed or between your fingers
• Diaper rash
• Athlete’s Foot
• Vaginal rashes
Most rashes present themselves as a flat red lesions with bumpy or curved edges.
Many will also have what are called satellite lesions which are often painful – diaper rash is a perfect example.
However, just because you have a rash does not mean it’s a Candida rash. Other signs of yeast overgrowth include:
• Frequent vaginal or urinary tract infections
• Chronic fatigue
• Chronic illness
• Weight gain
• Mental confusion
Treating a Candida Rash.
While the affected area can be treated with antifungal lotions or nystatin powders treating the symptom doesn’t cure the problem and the rash is likely to recur particularly if Candida overgrowth is a continuous problem.
So how do you rid yourself of this condition?
The first course of action is to keep the area clean and dry. Candida grows in moist, dark areas so it’s important to make sure the rash stays as dry as possible.
Secondly, because yeast overgrowth is fueled by sugars, it helps to alter your diet and eliminate sugary foods including fruits, alcohol and processed flour.
This is a Candida diet and the goal is to deprive the Candida of the fuel it needs to grow – sugar.
You may also consider trying supplements designed to treat Candida and Probiotics to help your body balance the good bacteria and create an environment unsuitable to yeast overgrowth.
For issues like diaper rash, athlete’s foot, and vaginal infections you may also want to treat them topically with an antifungal to alleviate the symptoms quickly.
However, keep in mind that if you suffer from Candida overgrowth, the symptoms may return unless you treat the underlying cause which is most often found in a person’s diet.
Candida rash can be a painful, itchy and embarrassing problem however once you recognize the cause, it can be easy to eliminate.
To avoid future outbreaks, cut back on sugars, yeast, and fungus or fermented foods like mushrooms and cheese. These are all excellent fuel sources for Candida and eliminating them may eliminate your Candida overgrowth problem.