Medical News Today: What to know about breast yeast infection

A breast yeast infection is a type of inflammatory skin condition that develops in skin folds. A yeast infection, also called candidiasis, occurs when Candida yeasts grow uncontrollably.

A yeast infection can develop in many different parts of the body, including the:

  • mouth and throat
  • esophagus
  • vagina
  • penis
  • anus
  • skin

Candida yeasts are a type of fungus that lives naturally on the surface of the skin and inside the gastrointestinal tract, mouth, and vagina in up to 70% of healthy people.

Normal levels of Candida yeasts support overall health. However, having too much Candida can disrupt the delicate balance of microorganisms living in the body. A disruption in this balance can lead to candidiasis.

There are more than 150 species of Candida yeasts, but researchers believe that only about 20 of these species can cause infections.

Keep reading to find out more about breast yeast infection, including the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. We also discuss other similar conditions.

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