Yes, you can get yeast infection sores, but they are not common in most yeast infections. Wounds or blisters usually form from other skin conditions, such as a rash, that result from yeast infection.
If you have wounds or blisters, you should consult your doctor to make sure they are not caused by a more serious condition such as herpes.
What is a yeast infection?
Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida. Candida is a family of yeast that is naturally found within your body. When there is an imbalance of yeast against good bacteria, yeast takes over in the form of a fungal infection called candidiasis.
Symptoms of genital yeast infections include:
- pain during urination
- itching of the genitals
- redness around the genitals
- pain during intercourse
- thick white leaks
Symptoms of fungal infections on the skin include:
- wounds or rashes
- patches of dry skin
What yeast infection sores look like?
Blisters and sores are both possible symptoms of a yeast infection. A wound is defined as a raw or painful place. A blister is defined as a small bubble of skin that is filled with fluid or air. You can determine which one you are examining in the area closely.
Sores yeast infection can appear extremely similar to sores from other conditions such as herpes. A sore yeast infection is usually accompanied by a rash and redness of the skin. These sores can appear anywhere. If the wounds are found only in the genital area, it is advisable to consult a doctor to check if you can have a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
What causes sores of
Sores can occur over time due to other skin diseases triggered by a yeast infection. A rash can occur from yeast infection which can then form sores or blisters. If you have developed sores from a rash attributable to your yeast infection, you need to contact your doctor for treatment. If you are already undergoing treatment, this could mean that you are having a reaction to treatment and should review alternative options with your doctor.
Treatment of yeast infection
General treatment of fungal infections should treat wounds caused by a yeast infection. If your yeast is itchy, you can apply an anti-itch cream, such as hydrocortisone. The anti-itch cream should be used in combination with an antifungal cream or natural remedy as the anti-itch cream does not cure a yeast infection alone.
Other treatments and home remedies include:
- antifungal pills, such as fluconazole (Diflucan)
- antifungal creams, such as clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin) or miconazole (Monistat)
- tea tree oil, which has antimicrobial properties
- coconut oil, which can be effective against Candida albicans
- yogurt, a natural probiotic
Yeast infection or genital herpes
While blisters or sores are not very common symptoms of a yeast infection, they are very common symptoms of genital herpes.
If you’re experiencing white discharge, thick with sores, a genital yeast infection is more likely than genital herpes.
Sores can appear on your face, underarms, genitals, nipples, or in all areas of the skin that could promote the growth of yeast. If you have sores that appear in areas other than the genital area or the mouth, these sores are most likely not caused by herpes.
Symptoms of genital herpes may include:
- blisters on the mouth or genital area
- flu symptoms
If you believe you have genital herpes, you should make an appointment with your doctor and refrain from unprotected sexual intercourse until you are sure of the diagnosis.
Oral thrush is a type of yeast infection that affects the area of the mouth and tongue. Thrush is common in young children, the elderly and those taking antibiotics or steroids.
Thrush sores generally appear as velvety, mouth ulcers and on the tongue. These sores can be treated with antifungal medications prescribed by a doctor. If the thrush is mild, natural healers suggest coconut oil or yogurt to improve the symptoms.