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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Rash on back from wearing neoparene waist trimmer. Stopped using it I tried polysporin and antifungal cream neither help. When I sweat it goes back to being inflammed.
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Brief Answer:
need an anti inflammatory cream

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

If the rash is a reaction from the neoparene then you would need to consider using an anti inflammatory rash.
The rash would be an inflammatory response to the material.

Anti fungal and antibacterial creams would be helpful if there is also a bacterial or fungal infection along with the inflammation. In some cases bacterial infections can occur as a result of itching the area (bacteria is introduced by the nails).

Anti inflammatory creams would be steroid creams which can vary in strength from mild to strong.
A mild cream such as hydrocortisone , which should be available over the counter, can be tried initially.

If it does not respond to this mild cream then it is possible that a stronger steroid cream is needed. In that case, you would need a prescription from your doctor.

Summary: (1) need an anti inflammatory cream to treat the skin's inflammatory response to the material
(2)this would be a steroid cream
(3)the anti bacterial and anti fungal cream would only work if there is an infection along with the dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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