Yeast Infection of the Skin

Some yeast on the skin is normal, but sometimes it causes an infection. If you have a yeast infection, it shows up as white or light brown patches on brown skin. You can see it better in the summer on tan skin. It causes light-colored holes in your suntan. It can happen on any area of the body. This cannot be passed from person to person.

HOME CARE

  • Scrub your skin daily with a dandruff shampoo. Your rash may take a couple weeks to get well.

  • Do not scratch or itch the rash.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You get another infection from scratching. The skin may get warm, red, and may ooze fluid.

  • The infection does not seem to be getting better.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.