A 44-year-old female asked:
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i have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? have had surgery in past

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Powder: Try an anti-fungal powder under the breasts to try and prevent recurrent fungal infections. It's also important to keep the area dry and avoid skin on skin if possible (use cotton or wicking fabric between breast and chest wall)
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Howard Swidler
43 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe 2 problems: Sounds like 2 separate but maybe related issues. your description of "cysts" sound more like abscesses. They should always be treated (drained) promptly. Yeast infection, especially under the breast are simple moisture problems. Keep it dry. Gauze dressing for drainage, powder for perspiration. when that fails, treat when you need to.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control. Please get checked
Answered on Dec 29, 2014
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