Candida Pictures of Thrush

These pictures of thrush have been provided for anyone who would like to know exactly what Candida albicans looks like when it is on or in the body. It's not always easy to recognize the signs of an infection unless you've seen it elsewhere. Some yeast infection pics are very graphic but this page has been kept on the mild side. You can look at the caption description to find the picture you're looking for.

Candida picture in respiratory passages
plate culture yeast fungus

This picture above shows a small sample of mucous secretions taken from the respiratory passages - lungs, bronchi, and trachea. It contains a number of Candida albicans chlamydospores, the yeast like fungi that is responsible for candidiasis.

Above, we see a plate culture picture of the yeast fungus Candida albicans. When the fungus grows out of control the result is a skin or mucosal infection called candidiasis.

picture of infant with Candidiasis rash

The picture above shows an infant with an extreme case of Candidiasis rash caused by Candida sp. Candida normally lives inside the gastrointestinal tract but can become a health hazard if not kept in check by beneficial bacteria.

picture of fingernail infection

The fingernail in this picture has been infected with Candida. Usually pain, swelling, and inflammation around the fingernail bed is involved.

Picture of thrush in HIV/AIDS patient is infected with secondary acute oral candidiasis
thrush yeast infection on vaginal walls

This HIV/AIDS patient is infected with secondary acute oral candidiasis. With HIV the immune system can not fight off unwanted organisms as easily, Candida can develop in different areas. These pictures of thrush are more common in AIDS patients.

This is a picture of Candida albicans on the vaginal walls. You can see the white patches of thrush at the bottom of the picture. A yeast infection like this causes mild to extreme itching, burning, and swelling in the infected area.

thrush white tongue
Candida paronychia fingernail fungus

This is a picture of Candida albicans (thrush) on the tongue of a person who drank too much alcohol. Also referred to as white tongue because of the white milk like patches that stay on the surface of the tongue and can't be washed off. Thrush can be a reaction to drugs or alcohol.

Above is a picture of Candida paronychia, an infection of the skin and fingernail bed that causes pain. The condition can either be acute or chronic. This picture shows a chronic infection and you can see swelling, redness, and inflammation around the infected area.

Images Courtesy of

CDC/Dr. William Kaplan - CDC/ Brinkman - CDC/Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S. - Gmchris

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