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.
DermTV Very Itchy Fingers aka Dishydrosis DermTV Epi 6
Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV. This may be the season for itchy skin, butchances are if it's your fingers that are itching, it'snot because they're dry. Most of the time, itchy fingers are causedby a condition called Dishydrosis and the itch it causescan really drive you crazy.
And it's not just itching that Dishydrosiscausesâ€¦ You actually get little bumps on the bottomand sides of your fingers. And the bumps are actuallytiny blisters. Dishydrosis literally means, â€œbad sweating,â€� and it used to be thought that these crazilyitchy bumps were filled with sweat. That's why it wasnamed Dishydrosis. But the fluid isn't sweatâ€¦ it's actuallyserum, which is the clear fluid in your blood.
The most common cause of Dishydrosis is extremestress, although not every outbreak can be linkeddirectly to a stressful situation. On a personal note,I can tell you that I've only experienced Dishydrosis oncein my life. It was early in my medical training aftera very stressful night of being up all night taking care of a lotof very sick patients. The next morning the dermatologistwas making rounds and I showed him my hands, and he said,
quot;Boy you must have had a really rough night.quot; So. The itching and bumps both finally goaway after a few days. As it gets better, there are these reallyinteresting telltale little collars of dead flaky skinthat peel off. Those tiny matchhead size collars of deadskin get larger. and then smaller. over a few days and arecaused by the bubble of serum as it rises through thehigher levels of the epidermis. It's like taking horizontalslices through a sphereâ€¦
starting tiny at the bottom, then gettinglarger, and finally smaller again. To treat the itching and bumps, topical cortisonecreams and antiitch lotions with menthol are best. If that doesn't stop the itch, cold watercan usually give temporary relief, but never try to stop the itching with hotwater. Even though hot water feels good and stopsthe itch, it also causes the itch to come back worsea few minutes later.
After the itch and bumps are gone, the flakingskin can continue for a week. It can be camouflaged with a moisturizer, but finally goes away by itself. And don't ever pull off the dead skin. That'sa great way to get an infection, and then you'll haveto visit your dermatologist!.