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    Rash under breasts

    I have had a rash under my breasts for about 3 weeks now. It is not getting any better,it is itching and burning. My surgeon was concerned about it so I went to see my regular doctor who said that it is just a heat rash and that I can go ahead with surgery on 9/9. She gave me a cream

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    Melissa,
    It could also be a rash cause by yeast. Did your Doctor do a culture of the affected skin? I hope the cream works for you.
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    I wonder if your brace can be altered to allow that area to breathe a little? I hope it clears up for you Melissa. How are you going otherwise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    Melissa,
    It could also be a rash cause by yeast. Did your Doctor do a culture of the affected skin? I hope the cream works for you.


    Sally
    What are the signs that it could be a rash caused by yeast? She did not do a culture. I have been using the cream for 24 hours and I do not see any change Yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    I wonder if your brace can be altered to allow that area to breathe a little? I hope it clears up for you Melissa. How are you going otherwise?
    The brace cannot be altered but I did get 2 15 minutes breaks every day where , as long as I do not do anything, I can take the brace off and let my breasts breathe.

    September 9th is not that far off. After that surgery, he told me that I will only have to wear a soft corset brace.


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    Hi Melissa, it sounds like from the posts you are wearing a hard brace in prep for surgery? If it's a heat rash, my kid used to get that frequently in the summer wearing her hard brace for all kinds of sports and activities. We used over the counter cort-aid spray. It dries very quickly and does not leave moisture which I think can contribute to the rash. Give it as much air as you are permitted. Some use Benedryl spray. I topped it off the an oral antihistimine. Rash always dissipated quickly. To keep it under control, corn starch might be helpful. Hope you find a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamandcrm View Post
    Hi Melissa, it sounds like from the posts you are wearing a hard brace in prep for surgery? If it's a heat rash, my kid used to get that frequently in the summer wearing her hard brace for all kinds of sports and activities. We used over the counter cort-aid spray. It dries very quickly and does not leave moisture which I think can contribute to the rash. Give it as much air as you are permitted. Some use Benedryl spray. I topped it off the an oral antihistimine. Rash always dissipated quickly. To keep it under control, corn starch might be helpful. Hope you find a solution.
    Good suggestions. Yes I am wearing a hard brace because of my prior surgery on July 18. It is only until September 9 not too far off

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabeckoff View Post
    What are the signs that it could be a rash caused by yeast? She did not do a culture. I have been using the cream for 24 hours and I do not see any change Yet

    Melissa
    Melissa, All I can tell you is that my mother had a yeast infection under her breasts several years ago when she was living with us. It looked like any other rash - red and itchy. It was in the summertime and she didn't want to wear a bra. Her breasts were saggy, so it got moist under there and the yeast took over. I don't recall an odor, but there may have been one. I would request a culture if I were you since you have another surgery coming. Yeast can take over almost anywhere in or on you body when you have been given antibiotics as I am sure you were given during your surgery. I ended up with a yeast infection in my mouth when I had my surgeries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loves to skate View Post
    Melissa, All I can tell you is that my mother had a yeast infection under her breasts several years ago when she was living with us. It looked like any other rash - red and itchy. It was in the summertime and she didn't want to wear a bra. Her breasts were saggy, so it got moist under there and the yeast took over. I don't recall an odor, but there may have been one. I would request a culture if I were you since you have another surgery coming. Yeast can take over almost anywhere in or on you body when you have been given antibiotics as I am sure you were given during your surgery. I ended up with a yeast infection in my mouth when I had my surgeries.
    Sally
    Sounds like my situation. I will call the doctor in the morning

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    Some great advice there, Mamandcrm and Sally!

    Good luck getting rid of it Melissa.
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    Hello,

    The rash is getting much better.Thanks for all the suggestions


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    That's good to hear Melissa.
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    yesterday, Dr Bederman told me that I have to wean myself off the brace in the next 10 days. That will certainly help my rash

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    Well , without the brace the rash is gone . My pain is very bad

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    So glad to hear the rash is gone but so sorry about your pain. Roll on surgery. I can only imagine how much you want this all over and done with. One more week, isn't it? Hope it goes quickly Melissa.
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