DermTV How to Treat Under Breast Rashes Infections DermTV Epi 190
Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Rashes under the breast tend to occur if theskin of the lower part of the breast lies flat against the skin below thebreast. That tends to happen at a certain time in life whether it's fromage, gravity, from having had children or just from the way that you'rebuilt. Whether you know it or not, your skin perspires all the time butwhen skin lies flat against
another layer of skin that perspiration orsweat can't evaporate and moisture accumulates. When moisture accumulatesin closed areas, like skin against skin, it promotes the growth of bacteriaand other germs and that creates odors and that can lead to infections.The most common infections that occur in this context, on the under partof the breast, are yeast infections and bacterial infections. To helpprevent this, very simply, after you shower treat this area with thesame antiperspirant that you use under your arms. If that's not effectiveat sufficiently decreasing the
sweating, then take a thin piece of cottonmaterial and place that thin piece of material under and in the fold belowthe breast on both sides to help absorb moisture. If you actually do developa rash below your breast usually it manifests as itchy little red bumpswith some oozing. Usually this is very uncomfortable. It's probablya yeast infection and the best way to treat it is with milk and water compressesand the instructions, for those is discussed in DermTV Episode 15.In addition, over the counter Mikonazol lotion applied very lightly twoor three times a day, will often
help cure a yeast infection. And by the way,this may seem counter intuitive, but soap in these circumstancesis bad it's not good and soap will actually make the infection worse. Ifthese simple measures don't help improve your rash then see your dermatologistfor further treatment.
How to Identify a Yeast Infection
How to Identify a Yeast Infection? At some time in your life, you will probablyneed to know what a yeast infection looks like. A yeast infection will have differentcharacteristics depending on which body part it has attacked. In most cases, it looks likea patchy red rash that is not raised at all. After a while, this rash can generate pus. Babies usually get yeast infections in theirmouths, where the fungus finds a wet, enclosed space in which to live. This type of yeastinfection often resembles a layer of white, milky mucus over a red area of the skin. Whenthe mouth is in this condition, it makes drinking
and eating difficult and painful. Babies and children still in diapers may alsodevelop a yeast infection from the wet, warm environment. The more vigilant you are inchanging the diaper, the more likely your child can avoid a yeast infection. Dry clothingis key to keeping yeast infections at bay. The yeast infection on a baby's bottom willlook similar to the red patches of rash mentioned earlier in the article. Yeast infections can also occur in the skinbetween fingers and toes. In this case, it will look red and dry and feel quite irritated.Sweaty socks can often contribute to this
problem, so go for socks that provide a looserfit and allow your feet to have some circulation. When found in the ear, a yeast infection lookslike a standard ear infection, causing the ear to look red or swollen. There may be acottony discharge that comes from the affected ear. A vaginal yeast infection has to be the mostwell known type of yeast infection. Up to 75% of many women suffer from this conditionat least once in their lives. It is important to know what this kind of yeast infectionlooks like. Often, you will notice a red patch of skinthat looks inflamed and swollen. The soft
tissues surrounding the vagina may also becomeswollen and irritated. Excessive dryness of the vaginal area is another indicator thatyou may have a yeast infection. Other Symptoms of Yeast Infections Vaginal yeast infections also present witha host of other symptoms. A white, thick discharge will most likely occur; this will look differentfrom the normal discharge a woman experiences when ovulating. It may have an odd smell,which some women compare to the smell of baked bread. You may notice a difference in colorationwhen discharge is due to a yeast infection. Yeast infections in the ear can also be identifiedin children by the affected child's behavior.
Often, the child will act fussy due to theear pain, or repeatedly pull on or rub the infected ear. Children with ear infectionsusually have trouble sleeping. Once you are acquainted with what a yeastinfection looks like, you can begin treating this condition much more quickly than before.Always consult with a before taking medications, as some medicines can actuallycause a future yeast infection to be more resistant to drugs.