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What are the Symptoms of Yeast Infections?

Superficial Infections

For most people, the signs are skin redness and itchiness. Some have linked feeling tired and having low spirits to yeast infections, but this is not based on scientific study.

Female Reproductive Anatomy
Female Reproductive Anatomy

  • In men, jock itch causes itching. You may also have a burning feeling in the groin. Penile inflammation involves redness and swelling.
  • In women with vaginal yeast infections the signs are most often redness and swelling of the vagina or labia and nearby tissue. But some have no signs, and others may have some signs but they may be painless and long-lasting. Some infections can also cause strong itching or burning that leads to pain with sex and voiding. The infection may also result in a thick, white fluid that looks like cottage cheese.

Invasive Infections

The signs of these infections are not definite. Some involve fever and chills that do not go away. If the infection spreads to other parts of the body, other signs may appear, depending on the location. Environmental fungi can cause minor breathing issues or flu-like signs.