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Itchy skin under breasts

Can you recommend a treatment for itchy skin under my breasts, which are on the heavy side? I try to keep that area as dry as possible, but do perspire a lot under my breasts. My previous dermatologist prescribed a fungal cream and an anti-itch cream, which I blend together and spread under my breasts. It helps, but I'd like to avoid having to apply this every day. Sometimes I use a anti-fungal powder instead, but it's not as effective.

Many thanks,
Kathleen
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Many a times erythrasma, caused by a bacteria is treated as fungus.If so antibiotic creme helps.Do consult your doc.
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Hello,
It can be intertrigo. An intertrigo is an inflammation (rash) of the body folds.It most commonly occurs due to bacterial,viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore.

Pls keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics.Topical zinc oxide cream like Sudocrem, Desitin are very helpful(apply with a paper towel and not directly with hands).Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps.For the itching pls take some over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin.In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Warm regards.


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