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A 35-year-old female asked:

Obese. frequent yeast inf. under breasts, at thighs. what can i do at home to treat? how about to prevent? sweating is part of the issue.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cheryl Croney
Infectious Disease 34 years experience
R/O Diabetes: Yeast infections in the areas mentioned can be indicative of diabetes. Especially, since you describe yourself as obese. I would obtain an A1C test to exclude diabetes. Please keep the areas dry. Might want to try Zeasorb AF powder on the affected areas. Can be obtained from the drug store.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Corn starch: Wash and dry the breasts thoroughly then apply corn starch under the breasts to soak up the perspiration. It is a old home remedy that generally works unless you are a profuse sweater.
Last updated Mar 2, 2015

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