Yeast infection sores or blisters can occur as a complication of yeast infection on skin or genitals. This may be a result of a treatment that aggravated the skin issue, or due to lack of treatment.
Yeast infection sores or blisters however, are not common. If you have sores or blisters, it is very important to identify their exact cause, as they may be caused by contagious STDs such as genital herpes (source) or other medical conditions. There are many different conditions that can cause skin sores or blisters. Some are harmless, but others may require medical attention and a specific treatment.
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In This Guide
- Self test: are your sores or blisters caused by a yeast infection?
- What do yeast infection sores look like?
- Yeast infection or herpes?
What do yeast infection sores look like?
Do Yeast infection sores pictures tell the whole story?
During our many years of practice, we have worked with thousands of different cases of yeast infections. Many of these cases included severe complications of yeast infection on skin and genitals. In a very small percentage of these cases, yeast infection sores or yeast infection blisters were present.
Before you spend your time looking at different yeast infection sores pictures and comparing them with your sores or blisters, here’s something to consider. Yeast infection sores and yeast infection blisters can look like sores or blisters caused by other conditions. Your sores or blisters 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 sores or blisters based on pictures.
A better way to tell if you have yeast infection sores or blisters is by identifying the other yeast infection symptoms that are usually present in the majority of the cases. We’ll cover these in the next section.
As a general guideline, considering that yeast infection sores and blisters are not common, we highly recommend that you get checked by a medical professional. For your health and also for your peace of mind.
Do you have yeast infection sores or yeast infection blisters?
Are these unique symptom of a systemic candida overgrowth apply to you?
When you have a candida or yeast infection, there are usually multiple symptoms present in different areas of the body in addition to the ones on the skin or genitals. There may be internal symptoms as well. Very often, as the yeast infection spreads and grows in the body, new symptoms appear and existing symptoms may become more severe. This is a very common condition known as candida overgrowth.
The symptoms of candida overgrowth usually affect multiple parts of the body, both internal and external:
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Test Results: Yeast infection sores or yeast infection blisters?
Do you have more than one affected area?
Yes Only Genitals Only Skin
More than one affected area
You may have a systemic candida overgrowth in your body. The treatment in this case is designed to help the body to naturally balance the excess yeast overgrowth in the body and typically include:
Further suggested reading
- Candida overgrowth treatment: learn more about treatment options.
- Common candida overgrowth causes: see which causes may be related to you.
Only genitals are affected
If the only signs you have are in the genitals and you do see the presence of skin sores or blisters, you may want to consult with a medical professional. Sores and blisters are not common yeast infection symptoms so yours may be caused by a condition other than a yeast infection. Vaginal yeast infection usually have very clear signs:
- Yeast infection discharge: thick milky white discharge, usually without odor, looks like cottage cheese.
- Itching and burning in the vagina.
To learn more:
Only skin is affected (genitals are not affected)
If the only signs you have are skin sores or blisters in the skin with the genitals not affected, you may want to consult with a medical professional.
Yeast infection sores or yeast infections blisters are not common. When your sores or blisters are caused by a yeast infection however, you are likely to see additional skin issues next to them in different areas of the body, especially feet, inner thighs, buttocks, skin folds, armpits, groin, yeast infection under breast, nipples (breastfeeding). Skin sores or blisters that are not caused by a yeast infection may be more localized and appear in one or specific areas.
See yeast infection symptoms on skin to learn more.
Sores & Blisters Definition
Sores and blisters are different types of skin lesions. We get many questions about the actual terminology and definition. When it comes to skin lesions, it is always best to get checked by a medical professional.
With that said, here is a brief sores & blisters definition taken from the medical literature (source):
- Blister, also known as vesicle: a sharply demarcated, elevated, fluid-containing lesion of the skin, usually less than 6 mm in diameter.
- Sore, also known as ulcer: the loss of the entire outer layer of the skin (epithelium). Often heal with scar formation.
Yeast infection or herpes
Below is a summary of the main differences between yeast infection and herpes. Unlike yeast infection sores and yeast infection blisters that are uncommon, skin sores caused by herpes are very common.
(source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5).
|Infection Type||Sores & Blisters||Sores & Blisters Location||Discharge||Unique Symptoms|
|Vaginal yeast Infection.||Yeast infection sores or blisters are not common.|
They may however, evolve overtime from other skin issues.
Appear next to rash and other skin issues.
|Sores may appear anywhere in the body.||White, thick.|
Looks like cottage cheese.
Symptoms can appear anywhere in the body.
|Genital herpes.||Painful sores.|
Common, small sores appear often with blisters.
Turn into open sore (skin ulcer) or scabs.
|Genital area, sometimes rectum and mouth.||No discharge or watery discharge with odor.||Painful sores.|
Flu-like symptoms may occur at initial outbreak.
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