The article below gives you a gist on yeast infection blisters and also tells you how you can treat the condition.
A yeast infection is one of the most common skin infections that can affect an individual. It is especially seen in individuals that have compromised immunity. Although it is more common in females, there are instances about the males contracting it as well. The symptoms are quite similar for both, the males and the females. Many wonder whether this condition actually causes boils. On that note, read the following article, which gives you details about yeast infection blisters, their prevalence, and how they can be prevented.
A yeast infection is essentially candidiasis, i.e., a fungal infection. This condition is caused by a fungus known as Candida albicans. As mentioned before, most of the symptoms in males are similar to those seen in females, except for a few differences. Blisters from yeast infection are actually seen in cutaneous candidiasis, and are seen more so when the yeast grows actively on the skin causing scaling and an itchy rash. These blisters are more commonly assumed to be one of the signs and symptoms of this condition in men, than in women. They are much more painful too. They are seen in the moist regions of the skin and at mucocutaneous junctions. Getting such boils on the penis or in the armpits and other such moist regions can prove to be very painful. However, you must not intentionally burst or scratch them, because they tend to get worse and even more painful, as they end up revealing raw regions of the skin.
The development of these boils is not sudden, as their appearance is generally preceded by the appearance of a rash. Going to a doctor at the stage where there is only a rash is a good idea, as by taking medications at this stage, you can prevent worsening of signs and symptoms of this problem in men. You will have a higher chance of getting it if you suffer from diabetes, obesity, or have been on antibiotics for a long time.
The treatment for this condition will depend on many factors, like the location of blisters, the severity of the condition, etc. If the symptoms are not very severe, then they can easily be cured with the help of a topical antifungal cream. However, if you experience pain, redness, itching, burning, rashes, swelling, etc., then it is best to visit a doctor and get the condition diagnosed, as this may require slightly more intensive treatment. Once you see the boils on your skin, you can almost be certain that they won’t be asymptomatic and won’t go away on their own. Hence, medical intervention is all but necessary. Furthermore, at this stage, if you have blisters in your groin region, then they can easily be passed on by sexual contact. Hence, this is a stage at which you are highly contagious, so try to abstain from any kind of sexual or intimate contact.
It is best to visit a doctor and get this condition diagnosed at the earliest. The problem is that when a person develops this condition, then the symptoms closely resemble those of genital herpes. This then makes diagnosing this condition a bit more difficult. Herpes also leads to small blisters that itch and then burst, leaving small scars that are painful. Thus, it is important to differentiate between these two conditions, as their causative agents and resultant treatment plans are very different from each other. However, by ensuring that you maintain a proper and healthy diet, along with good personal hygiene, you can keep yeast infections at bay for life!
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.