Candidiasis, also known as yeast skin infections, tends to affect skin that comes in contact with skin. You might see the infection in your underarms, under your breasts, in your neck, in your belly, or even in your groin area. However, yeast infection on the face is also possible.
Although some rashes and blemishes on your face can be attributed to hormones, sometimes they are caused by a yeast infection.
People who take antibiotics are at risk of developing oral thrush, a yeast infection that affects the mouth’s moist lining and sometimes the corners of the mouth (angular cheilitis). When it occurs in adults, it can also be a sign that they have HIV or other issues with their immune system.
Symptoms of yeast infection on face include:
- Itching or burning sensations
- Fluid-oozing patches
Symptoms of yeast infection in the mouth and throat include:
- White patches on the insides of the cheeks, the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the throat
- Redness or soreness
- Pain when swallowing or eating
- Redness and cracking around the mouth’s corners
- A cotton-like sensation in the mouth
- Loss of taste