Last Updated on
Yeast Infection Bumps, Story in a nutshell:
- Yeast infection bumps can evolve from a skin/genitals yeast infections caused by the overgrowth of candida yeast fungus in the body.
- In most cases, yeast infection bumps are only symptoms of a much larger problem of excess yeast overgrowth in the body.
- Many unapproved home remedies can cause more irritation.
- Doctor: confirm type of bumps. Rule out STDs.
- Diagnosis: local yeast infection, or multiple symptoms.
- Natural remedies: ozone cream.
If you are looking for a candida specialist in your area, see: candida doctors.
The problem With Yeast Infection Bumps
A common problem with yeast infection bumps is that many people are unaware that yeast infection can cause bumps. Not seeing this connection, they try to treat the bumps using various topical creams without addressing the cause of the bumps, the yeast infection in the body. As a result, the bumps become more severe; other skin issues often spread as well. When left untreated,the infection can lead to chronic yeast infection bumps.
There’s another problem with yeast infection bumps or in fact with skin bumps in general. They do not look good on the skin, which makes many people go towards the how to get rid of the bumps as quick as possible way of thinking. Using harsh products, aggressive methods or risky home remedies to remove the bumps can really irritate the skin and in many cases cause severe damage to your already irritated skin.
Are your skin bumps caused by yeast infection?
What do yeast infection bumps look like
- Yeast infection bumps are common signs of skin yeast infection, and usually come with other symptoms of yeast infection on skin next to them. Itchy rash, itchy skin, eczema and fungal infections that may also affect the fingernails, toenails and feet are common ones.
- Yeast infection bumps tend to develop overtime; first come the symptoms of yeast infection on skin such as yeast infection rash, then the bumps appear next to the yeast rash.
- The color of yeast infection bumps can be either red bumps or white bumps.
Do Yeast infection bumps pictures tell the whole story?
Before you spend your time looking at different yeast infection bumps pictures and comparing them with your bumps, here’s something to consider. Yeast infection bumps can look like bumps caused by other conditions. Your bumps may look alike or may be different than what is shown in the pictures. This can be very confusing. Do not base your decision to treat your bumps based on pictures.
A better way to tell if you have yeast infection bumps is by identifying the other yeast infection symptoms that are usually present in the majority of the cases. We’ll continue to cover these in more details the following sections.
Yeast infection on skin symptoms
Yeast infection bumps usually come with other skin yeast infection symptoms next to them. Symptoms of yeast infection on skin may include:
- Fungal infections in the skin such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm.
- Yeast infection blisters (not common).
- Yeast infection sores (not common).
- Itchy skin.
- White patches on skin.
- Excessive dry skin.
- Peeling skin.
- Keratosis pilaris (KP or commonly known as “Chicken skin”).
Nail or toenails issues are also common signs of yeast infections.
Common Body Areas of Yeast Infection Bumps
Yeast infection bumps may appear anywhere in the body, although they are more common in body areas that tend to be more moist and not exposed to light. (Yeast thrives and grows best in dark, warm and moist environment). When you see yeast infection bumps in these areas, it is very likely that there are already going to be additional yeast infection symptoms present in addition to the bumps:
- Vaginal yeast infection – often starts as itchy skin, burning rash on vagina that may develop into yeast infection bumps
- Yeast infection in babies – usually start as yeast infection diaper rash that can develop into yeast infection bumps on buttocks and spread to other body parts.
- Male yeast infection – usually start as a yeast rash in the penis area, with dry peeling skin that can develop into yeast infection bumps
- Oral Thrush – yeast infection that affects the tongue, mouth and throat. When left untreated, you may notice overtime bumps and lumps inside the mouth. This can also spread outside the mouth.
- Nails or toenails fungus – yeast infection that affect the foot, nails or the toenails. If a yeast rash is formed in the skin near the nails or in the feet, you may also notice bumps.
Candida & Yeast Overgrowth
Are your yeast infection bumps caused by a systemic yeast overgrowth?
External yeast infection symptoms such as yeast infection on skin are usually caused by a systemic candida and yeast overgrowth in the body:
- Systemic yeast infection occurs when the balance between candida yeast and the good bacteria in the body is being disturbed. The good bacteria that typically limit candida from overgrowing can’t do its job for some reason, so you end up with excess yeast overgrowth in your body.
- When this happens, candida changes into a more aggressive fungal form that spreads and releases over 80 different toxins. These toxins can get anywhere in the body, suppress the immune system and cause a wide variety of health issues all over the body.
Do you have candida or yeast overgrowth?
When you have a systemic yeast overgrowth, there are usually multiple yeast infection symptoms present. These symptoms can be external and internal and may include:
External yeast infection symptoms:
- Nail or toenail fungus
- Foot fungus
- Fungal skin rash
- Dry itchy skin
- Yeast infection in mouth, tongue and throat (oral thrush)
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Male yeast infection (the infection affects the penis)
Internal internal yeast infection symptoms:
- Digestive issues
- Mood swings
- Low energy levels
- Brain fog, difficulties to focus
- Foods sensitivities and allergies
- Low sex drive
Do You Have Yeast Infection Bumps or Genital Bumps?
Yeast infection in men and women often affect the genitals and cause many unpleasant symptoms such as itching, irritation, burning, yeast rash and others. These skin issues may also evolve into yeast infection bumps.
Some of these symptoms may look familiar to symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). How can you tell if you got bumps from yeast infection, or if these bumps may be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease?
Before we proceed, a general comment about STDs.
To avoid health complications or transferring the STD to others, we highly recommend that you consult with your health provider and confirm the infection causes as well as getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Back to the yeast bumps. How can you tell if you got bumps from yeast infection? As mentioned earlier:
- Yeast infection bumps usually come with other symptoms of yeast infection on skin next to them. This means that there is a good chance you will see other symptoms that affect the genitals next to the bumps.
- Yeast infection bumps tend to develop overtime; first come the symptoms of yeast infection on skin such as yeast infection rash, then the yeast infection bumps appear next to the yeast rash.
In the next sections we will provide much more details on the common yeast infection symptoms that affect the genitals in women and men.
Male yeast infection bumps
Common male yeast infection symptoms may include:
- Itching, irritation or burning in the penis
- Yeast rash
- Discharge under the foreskin
- White spots, usually with dry or peeling skin
- Unpleasant odor of the foreskin
- White or red yeast bumps
When left untreated, male yeast infection can cause further health complications: pain or burning when passing urine, urinary tract infection (UTI and bladder infection), difficulty retracting or pulling back the foreskin and others.
Female Yeast Infection Bumps
Yeast infection in women is one of the most common reasons for vaginal infections. It is estimated that 3 out of 4 women will suffer from yeast infection at one point in their lives.
Common yeast infection symptoms in women may include:
- Itching, irritation and burning in the vagina
- Itchy bumps on outer vagina lips
- White or red yeast bumps
- White thick vaginal discharge, usually without smell. (looks like cottage cheese)
- Rash, redness, cracks and swelling of the skin outside of the vagina
- Dry white spots on the vaginal wall
- Pain, soreness or burning during intercourse
- Pain or burning when passing urine
Yeast Infection Bumps Treatment
Aggressive methods or harsh products
Yeast infection bumps and other external yeast infection on skin can cause many discomforts. They can also make your skin look bad. For this reason, as we mentioned earlier, many people go towards the how to get rid of the bumps as quick as possible way of thinking.
Using harsh products, aggressive methods or risky home remedies to remove the bumps can really irritate the skin and in many cases cause severe damage to your already irritated skin.
We have seen many cases where it took a very long time to reverse the damage caused by these risky treatments. The irony is that in many of these cases, all it needed to heal the skin was a very simple treatment.
Find the cause of your bumps
The most important step before starting any treatment is to identify what is causing your skin bumps, as the needed treatment may be completely different. Whether the bumps are caused by yeast infection in your body or due to another reason, it is important to remember that many skin issues are only symptoms of a much larger problem in the body.
Find the cause of your yeast infection
If your skin bumps are caused by yeast infection, it is critical that you identify what is causing the yeast infection issue to begin with. There are many different reasons that can cause yeast infections to develop, and as such the treatment that is required may be completely different.
Cream for Yeast Infection Bumps
If you currently have skin yeast infection symptoms along with the yeast infection bumps, such as yeast rash, dry itchy skin, eczema, itchy bumps and others, using Ozonated olive oil cream (O2-Zap®) on the affected areas after the shower has shown to be very effective in easing many of these discomforts.
Based on our practice working with a very large number of skin yeast infection issues, Ozonated olive oil is one of the most effective and safe natural yeast infection cream, especially where fast relief is needed. Learn more
Using all natural kelp-coconut soap has also shown to help provide relief. Note that many soaps, moisturizers and other skin care products contain toxic chemicals, synthetic ingredients and allergens that can irritate your (already irritated) skin and should be avoided.
Systemic Yeast Overgrowth Treatment
When you have systemic yeast overgrowth, you may have multiple external yeast infection symptoms in the body along with internal symptoms as well. This is a critical point in the treatment of systemic candida yeast overgrowth; you want to treat the cause of the problem and heal and not the symptoms. when the source of the overgrowth is not properly addressed, the symptoms usually keep coming back or become worse as the overgrowth and yeast infection in your body evolve. This is the main reason why many people end up with chronic yeast infection bumps.
Treatment for systemic candida and yeast overgrowth typically include:
- Candida diet – avoiding foods that overfeed candida or weaken your immune system; consuming foods & remedies that help your body to naturally balance the overgrowth
- Anti-candida supplements in order to balance the candida overgrowth in your body, along with key nutrients to help your body recover and heal
- Yeast infection creams to ease skin discomforts such as yeast rash, eczema, skin irritation and others
- Topical nail creams to help with the nail and toenail yeast infections
Yeast infection lesions definition
Yeast infection pimples and bumps
We get many questions about the actual terminology and definition of yeast infection lesions, and whether there is a difference between yeast infection bumps to yeast infection pimples or papules. When it comes to skin lesions, it is always best to get checked by a medical professional. With that said, here is a brief bumps, pimples and papules definition (source):
Yeast infection bumps, yeast infection pimples or papules usually describes similar yeast infection lesions with the following characteristics:
- A well-defined elevated raised lesion of the skin.
- May look like a solid pimple or swelling.
- Up to 5 mm in diameter.
- Does not produce pus.
- Often comes with rash on the skin.
- May be inflamed.
The medical term that is usually used to describe these is papules.