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itching and scaling under my breast

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 11, 2007
  • 07:31 PM

I have developed what I believe to be a form of tinea under my breast, I have used antifungal creams, one with a mild steroid which aggravates the condition and they seem to vary in effectiveness. I think it stems from weight gain; I find bras irritate and although I need to wear them it is difficult to find a comfortable one. I think I may have the same condition affecting my perineal area but I am too embarrassed to go back to my doctor. I know I should lose weight which may help but I need effective treatment whilst I try to do this. Any ideas?

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  • I have developed what I believe to be a form of tinea under my breast, I have used antifungal creams, one with a mild steroid which aggravates the condition and they seem to vary in effectiveness. I think it stems from weight gain; I find bras irritate and although I need to wear them it is difficult to find a comfortable one. I think I may have the same condition affecting my perineal area but I am too embarrassed to go back to my doctor. I know I should lose weight which may help but I need effective treatment whilst I try to do this. Any ideas?What kind of detergent are you using? You may be having a reaction to a harsh chemical or allergen. You can become sensitive to these things at anytime in your life. Try switching to "All Free & Clear" and don't use dryer sheets or fabric softener. Even if it doesn't clear up the rash, it may help with irriation.Good luck.
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  • I had a terrible itching and discoloration on my left breast for a long time. The doctor said it was probably from the fabric softener sheets. They put a coating on your clothes, which then rubs against your skin all day. Good luck, it took forever to go away.
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