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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?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Anti fungal: It is probably a yeast infection. You can use lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream OTC along with steroid cream.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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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.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 .
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Fungus: Most likely a fungal infection from the warmth and moisture between the breast and chest wall. See your doctor for an anti fungal cream.
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Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Secondary infection : It sounds like a recurrence of the pityriasis rosea has developed an infection, most likely, staph. Rec: antibiotic ointment and/or Benadryl (diphenh ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast rash: Would also consider funga/bacterial infection. Try bacitracin in AM monostat in PM. , Rarely it can can a type of cancer Pagets disease of breast.Wo ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the ... Read More

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