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Yeast infection bumps are a real symptom of a Candida infection; albeit that of a skin (cutaneous) infection. When Candida starts colonizing the mucous membranes of the vagina or oral cavaty, it will generally never cause bumps to appear on such areas. But, if the infection migrates to the skin around the mouth or vagina, the skin can become inflamed and form pimple-like whitehead bumps (known as pustules). Also, bumps due to a yeast infection can also not contain pus and just appear red and inflamed. Satellite bumps around the primary area of infection is one strong sign that Candida is responsible for the infection.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) and other bacteria can also cause bumps on the skin. If you notice bumps, it may be something entirely different than a yeast infection. A sexually transmitted infection may be suspect if you have had a significant amount of sexual activity with varying partners. Generally, a yeast infection will cause intense itching and burning as well as have white patches of Candida visible where the infection is. So, if you have these other symptoms, along with bumps, it is more likely your problems are not an STD or bacteria; rather, it is Candida giving you the difficulties.
For yeast infection bumps pictures, check out the section with these pictures towards the end of this article.
Yeast Infection Bumps Research
Regarding vaginal yeast infections, according to the 2009 edition of Contemporary Diagnosis And Management Of Fungal Infections, vaginal yeast infections can produce bumps. The text relates that in some cases of vaginal Candidiasis, red bumps without pus and bumps with pus can form around the periphery of the vagina. Swelling of the labia and vulva can occur, and the vaginal walls can appear inflamed and red with white patches of Candida present. The text also states that vulvar itching is the most common symptom and is present in most cases of vaginal Candidiasis.
Bumps due to yeast infections are likely only to form on the skin and not a mucous membrane (such as inside the vagina and mouth). The 1994 book, Pathogenic Yeasts and Yeast Infections, describes bumps as a typical symptom of skin yeast infections. And, it is possible if your vagina is housing Candida, it could spread to the skin around the vagina and cause bumps. According to the authors, skin yeast infections usually present the following symptoms:
- Intense itching of the skin
- Inflamed, red patches on the skin
- Pus filled bumps (pustules) that form around the infected skin. These bumps eventually coalesce and spread the infection. The bumps easily rupture and leave behind an inflamed base.
Another study, showing that yeast infections can cause bumps, was published in the British Journal of Dermatology [105.3 (1981): 327-329]. In the study a 22 year old female, and a 60 year old male, were both found to be positive for a Candida infection around their mouths. The infection displayed itself in both cases as red, inflamed skin with bumps without pus and bumps with pus. Candida was successfully cultured from the pus filled bumps. The look of the condition was similar to that of acne. Thus, Candida can create bumps on the skin.
According to a report published in Nursing & Residential Care [14.12 (2012): 637-641], Candida on the skin can cause bumps to form. Common areas of the skin that can become infected with this fungus include areas where there are skin folds; such as under the breasts, the groin, or the crease of the buttocks. Along with pustule and papule bumps forming on the skin, Candida can cause red inflamed skin, weeping skin sores (sores oozing fluid), and itching, painful areas on the skin.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology [6.5 (2005): 273-281] also stated that diaper rash due to Candida can also cause bumps to form. Usually the Candidal diaper rash will form around the anus and cause patches of red, inflamed skin to appear. Eventually, small bumps can appear on the skin as well; these bumps can be filled with pus or have no pus in them. Satellite papules (bumps without pus) and pustules (bumps with pus) are a good indicator that the diaper rash is due to Candida. And by satellite bumps, that means bumps that are on the periphery of the infection (usually denoted by reddened, inflamed skin).
Yeast Infection Bumps on Men
Candida can also attack the penis and cause balanitis (inflammation of the end of the penis--known as the glans). A study giving a critical overview of the symptoms men with yeast infections experience was published in Critical Reviews in Microbiology [37.3 (2011): 237-244]. The researchers presented the following common symptoms of Candida balanitis: glazed over skin that is red and inflamed, small bumps filled with pus around the area of infection (satellite pustules), ulceration sores on the tip of the penis, pain during urination, bleeding, burning sensations on the skin, and itchy skin. If you have a bacterial superinfection in addition to the Candida, you may have an increased amount of pain in the penile area. Thus, we see that pus filled bumps are a symptom of male yeast infections. So if you have bumps on your penis, and you have a few of the other symptoms of this condition, Candida could be the source of your problems.
Sexual transmission between a man and a woman with vaginal Candidiasis was also cited by the authors as a possible predisposing factor to men developing Candida balanitis. The study also found that uncircumcision and diabetes mellitus were predisposing factors for male yeast infections. The following quotation was taken from the study and presents the findings of the review:
A cross-sectional study of a randomly selected group of 398 dermatology patients demonstrated that balanitis was present in 2.3% of circumcised men and 12.5% of uncircumcised men. However, in patients with diabetes mellitus, the prevalence of balanitis was 34.8%, which is higher than that of the uncircumcised population (Fakjian et al., 1990).
12 Hour, Natural Yeast Infection Treatment Book
One woman who struggled with recurrent yeast infections was Sarah Summer. Summer had far greater problems than just a mild infection and some unsightly bumps on her skin! Sarah repeatedly developed severe vaginal yeast infections. And, like many others in her position, she would always buy a product to clear them up; however, this never stopped the infections from returning! The cycle of infection and subsequent treatment went on for some time in Sarah’s life; until, she eventually developed a very severe vaginal yeast infection.
Sarah knew this infection was different and so quickly made an appointment with her physician to get it checked out. After being examined by her doctor, Sarah was told that her infection was indeed very severe. Apparently the Candida in her vagina had grown deep tendrils into her vaginal walls and entrenched itself inside her. Sarah’s doctor informed her that this type of infection was difficult to treat, and impossible to cure. Faced with having to deal with this terrible health problem indefinitely, Sarah decided to find what answers she could.
Sarah’s husband Robert also joined her in her research to discover a solution for her treatment. Sarah knew she had to focus on the root causes of her problem--not merely trying to get rid of symptoms--like she had done so much of in the past. Sarah said she practically “lived” in a medical library during this time. It took a while, and a lot of testing different ideas, but Sarah and Robert did eventually discover a natural solution to eliminate her entrenched yeast infection for good. After trying her latest approach, Sarah found she was rapidly healed of her vaginal yeast infection! And, the recurrent infections also stopped as well. Finally, Sarah found the answer she was looking for.
Sarah has went on to publish a book detailing exactly how to get the same results she did--even if you’ve dealt with Candida for years. Many people from around the world have used her book to end their yeast infections naturally. No need for hazardous prescription drugs or expensive treatments. Sarah’s treatment uses natural items you can find in your grocery store! Sarah also offers a 8-week, 100% money back guarantee on her book; so, if you find you're not happy with Sarah’s book after you get it, you can quickly get all your money back. Sarah’s book is also available as a digital download, so you can have it instantly if it seems like a good choice to you.
Sarah’s book is published by a large online retailer, a subsidiary of the U.S. firm Keynetics Incorporated. To find out more about Sarah’s personal story, read testimonies of others who used her book, or to see about some of the other things Sarah offers with her book, you can find out more at Sarah Summer’s website.
Yeast Infection Bumps Pictures
The bumps caused by a yeast infection are just one indicator that it is Candida causing your infection. However, if you do not have any of the other typical symptoms of a yeast infection (white patches in the vagina / mouth, cottage cheese like discharge, reddened patches of skin, intense itching, occasional pain from the area, and pain or burning during urination) you may have something entirely different. Viruses, bacteria, along with Candida, can all cause bumps. Below are some pictures of yeast infection bumps and should show you what to be looking for!
- http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/1040841X.2011.572862 -- Aridogan, Ibrahim Atilla, Volkan Izol, and Macit Ilkit. "Superficial fungal infections of the male genitalia: a review." Critical reviews in microbiology 37.3 (2011): 237-244. PDF Available Here, PubMed
- Google Books -- Sobel J, Va?zquez J. Contemporary Diagnosis And Management Of Fungal Infections. Newtown, Pa: Associate's in Medical Marketing Co., Inc; 2009
- Google Books -- Segal, Esther, and Gerald L. Baum. Pathogenic yeasts and yeast infections. CRC Press, 1994.
- http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.1981.tb01293.x -- BRANDRUP, FLEMMING, GUNHILD LANGE WANTZIN, and KRISTIAN THOMSEN. "Perioral pustular eruption caused by Candida albicans." British Journal of Dermatology 105.3 (1981): 327-329. PubMed
- http://dx.doi.org/10.2165/00128071-200506050-00001 -- Scheinfeld, Noah. "Diaper dermatitis." American journal of clinical dermatology 6.5 (2005): 273-281. PubMed
- http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/nrec.2012.14.12.637 -- Powell, Karen. "Candidiasis: fungal infections in older adults." Nursing & Residential Care 14.12 (2012): 637-641.
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