Candida albicans is a fungus that can cause yeast infections in the mouth, skin or vagina. A Candida albicans infection is often spread through direct person-to-person contact or sexual intercourse.
Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms
A vaginal yeast infection causes women to experience symptoms such as itching or burning sensations in their vagina, vaginal discharges and/or painful sensations during sexual intercourse, according to an article by pathologist Melissa Conrad Stoppler on medicinenet.com.
Balanitis is a yeast infection that causes men to develop an inflamed penis.
Oral Thrush Symptoms
People with oral thrush, a yeast infection affecting the mouth, develop white lesions in different parts of their mouth, including their tongue and cheeks, according to the Mayo Clinic. They may also have swallowing problems.
Diaper Rash Symptoms
Diaper rash is type of yeast infection that causes skin on infants’ bottom or genitals to become reddened, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Bloodstream Infection Symptoms
Candida albicans can cause infection in the bloodstream and spread to the kidneys, heart or lungs. This type of infection causes people to experience a high fever, anemia, a rash and/or bloody urine or mucous. It can also put people at risk for developing heart murmurs, going into shock, having a seizure and/or developing blurred vision.