Many people have various different skin diseases, but I bet most people never thought about a yeast infection of the skin. Actually a skin yeast infection is not all that uncommon, but is most often ignored as a yeast infection. The infection of your skin often occurs within the folds of your skin, where moisture likes to lay around, especially during the summer when it is hot. Areas like between your legs, the back of your neck, anywhere that you sweat a lot, it can produce an infection. Most often you will see colored spots, like a rash, on your skin, that tend to show up more noticeably in the summer time when you are tan. Some are darker colored, especially if you have light skin, while others might be lighter if you have a darker skin. You can also, actually get a yeast infection under your nails. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have a skin yeast infection of the nail.
If your nail is yellow or white and it protrudes from the nail bed, you could have an infection, or if you experience pain or swelling in the nail bed, this is also another sign. These conditions happen with both male and females, alike. It is not just a female condition, as some may think. This condition can easily be treated by using a dandruff controlling shampoo applied to the affected area and left on for approximately 10 minutes and then simply rinsed off. You can use this treatment until the spots disappear or you can go to your local drugstore and purchase a topical ointment or you can opt to take an oral supplement, all of which are affective at making the spots disappear. If the spots do not disappear within a week, you should seek some medical attention for the Skin Yeast Infection, as there could be an underlying condition that is not at all related to a yeast infection. Your doctor is there to help you, do not be afraid to contact them, especially if you are not sure if you have an infection or illness. It is their job to guide you in the right direction.