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#1 Patty


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:18 AM

As many of you know I am on prednisone and gained a ton of weight from it. My whole body is huge now and I have a issue that I have not had to deal with in the past. Due to the weight I put on I have a rash under my breasts and under my arms. I have been using a over the counter foot spray and a med. talc powder for it. It started under my breasts and then went to my under artms, now I see a spot on the bend of my arm.

Has anyone else had this and what did you do to get it to go away. It itches and when I use the spray it burns but I keep doing it because itn is getting a bit better but not fast enough for me.

(I called my general practitioner and can get in tomorrow but I go to UCONN Thursday and so am waiting for that to se a dr but in the mean time I coulsd use some ideas.)


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:35 AM

Yes, I am a large girl with a big bust and I share this problem. I have found that the best way to deal with is prevention. If I go without yogurt for two days in a row, it comes back. If it comes, I wash often with a damp cloth (no soap), then use baby powder (mixed with a little antifungal powder in hot weather) to keep the area dry. If the skin starts turning red, I use a small amount of an over the counter antibiotic cream containing neomycin and a topical analgesic which helps with the itching. I will PM you with the name.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:16 AM

Great advice Jefa,

One of the things people don't realize when a moist rash presents itself like that is that it can easily turn into a "yeast" infection and will require more than just powder.

I hope trying the new remedy helps Patty!
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