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A 31-year-old female asked:

Red inflammed rash under breast from improper bra,sweating from it-not always itchy,sometimes itchy.have it for 4 days now.what to put on it,steroids?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Anti fungal: It is probably a yeast infection. You can use lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream OTC along with steroid cream.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Antifungal first: Try an antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) or clotrimazole(Lotrimin) first. Fungi like sweaty, dark places. Apply antifungal cream twice daily for 2-4 weeks. When in private, go braless. It does not contribute to later sagging. In fact, the opposite. Herald patch again? Poor you. At least it is benign and will go away.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Likely fungal: As suggested previously, you may try anti-fungal cream first. But if the itching becomes intense , a topical hydrocortisone cream can be used for a few days. In the future, if you continue to have a sweating problem , you may use alum-containing powder on a regular basis under your breasts. If you are overweight, then weight loss will likely be helpful .
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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