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Old 04-27-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Wondering if anyone elses experiences moisture and rash-like symtoms under their breasts or under the folds of excess skin. It doesn't always itch, but it smells kind of bad. I think it's some type of yeast infection but can't swear to it. Don't know what type of OTC med or cream I should use. Anyone?
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Maybe Gold Bond powder would help. The skin needs to be kept dry.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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This happens to me sometimes. When it does, I use a little miconazole (Monistat) cream, like you use for vaginal yeast infections. Clears it right up. And, once cleared, try to keep it dry, don't wear the same bra twice without washing it, use powder to keep it dry. This is a lot harder in the summer.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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ALL good advice...drying completely with a hair dryer helps, too....
along with the above.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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If it's slick and smelly, it's yeast. Any vaginal yeast cream will cure it.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There's a soap called Hibiclens that you can get, usually in the first aid aisle with band aids. It's a little blue bottle. You can mix a few drops into your body wash or use it full strength (it irritates my skin but doesn't do that to most people). It will keep that kind of rash from forming. Then after you get out of the shower and the area is totally dry, use some medicated body powder, Gold Bond or one of the cheaper copies.

If the infection gets really bad, there's a prescription powder you can get for it that has nystatin.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If it smells, it's not good. Go to a doctor....it's probably a fungus...or infection!
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If it smells, it's not good. Go to a doctor....it's probably a fungus...or infection!
It's basically jock itch. Uncomfortable and smelly, but not a huge deal. I used to have rashes like that a lot and only had a doctor look at it once, and that was just because they saw it during an exam and asked about it.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Chanute, KS
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It's called intertrigo and it is a yeast infection. Try to keep the area as dry as possible. I use Desiten and it always works or me. You can also put strips of an old t-shirt or some 4x4 gauze pads under there to help with the moisture.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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It's important to avoid skin-on-skin. Keeping dry is primary and though many women prefer to go without a bra, that can exacerbate the proliferation of the infection.
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