A candida infection of the skin appears as a clearly defined patch of red, itchy skin, often leaking fluid. Scabs and pustules may be seen around the edge of the rash. It will usually be found in areas such as the groin, the folds of the buttocks, between the breasts, toes, or fingers, and in the navel. It may be hard to see on people with darker skin.
A vaginal yeast infection may well result in a slow leakage of a thick, white, clumpy (cottage-cheese-like) substance with no or minimal odour. The vagina may itch or burn, especially during urination or sex. Pain or discomfort during intercourse is common.
Candidal paronychia is candidiasis of the fingernails. It often strikes people whose hands are in water a lot. Sometimes it presents as a painful, red, swollen area around the fingernail. In worse cases, the fingernail may separate, revealing a discoloured white or yellow nail bed.
Oral thrush causes curd-like white patches inside the mouth, on the tongue and palate and around the lips. It may also cause cracked, red, moist areas of skin at the corners of the mouth. Thrush patches may or may not be painful.
Yeast infections of the penis are rare but may cause the tip to be red, swollen, and painful.