I am a 44 year old caucasian healthy woman who has developed a rash on both breasts. I do have a respiratory cough which began around the time that I noticed the rash. This rash has been present for 2 weeks. I have breast implants from surgery a little over a year ago. I washed all my bras several times in hot water and sheets, and any other garments in contact with my breasts. This condition is alleviated by not wearing a bra. I tan regularly but never expose my breasts while tanning. The only medication that I've started taking recently is Lisonopril (2 months ago). I also take Lorazapam as needed, and Tesslon Perle for the cough. As previously stated, the rash began 2 weeks ago. The rash gets worse when I scratch. Any contact to the skin causes it to feel slightly itchy. When i take a shower, the rash becomes prominant. I am fair complected but have never had any skin problems, not even acne. The skin on my breasts feel a bit "rough" to the touch. The rash feels elevated and appears in ablotchy pattern in a circle. I had a visit to my internal medicine doctor who saw it at its most prominant moment, as I had been sitting there with a paper vest for cover. He prescribed TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE cream. I applied the cream as directed and also took some benadryl but I don't see any results whatsoever, even after taking all the necessary precautions (washing everything, etc).l HELP!!! This is driving me crazy and I can't go without wearing a bra! What could this be?? Thanks.
The only rash I can think of that comes close to your description is eczema or one of its variants. The breast implants have nothing to do with it. Triamcinolone was a good choice, but it's fairly mild. See a dermatologist, but before you go, pick up some Sarna Sensitive lotion at the drugstore (OTC), apply it every time you think of scratching, and don't scratch. I am confident that you have nothing to worry about.
On a side note, watch the cough. A persistent, annoying cough can be a side effect of ACE inhibitors such as Lisinopril. If you've recently had a cold, it's probably just from that, but if you are just noticing a lingering, annoying cough for no apparent reason...speak to your doctor about the Lisinopril.
REgarding the cough and Lisonopril. Is it possible for the cough to start even 9 weeks after taking the medication?: I don't have a cold but i do have all the phlegm that comes with this nasty cough. I actuallty mentioned this to my doctor but he dismissed it. Thanks for ALL of your information, it truly helps!
You might want to go to a breast care centre and have the rash appraised by them. Inflammatory breast cancer presents with a rash, rather than a lump. Best to be prudent and have it checked out. Lots of bc doctors haven't seen ibc as it is fairly rare. Best be safe than sorry. I have bc and am treated at a specialist bc centre, so they know what they are looking at.
Take care, good luck.
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