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What does a large red rash under my left breast indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018
Question: Hi I'm 40 years old. I just got out of the shower and I noticed that under my breasts I have a big red rash . The right breast has a tiny red rash but the left breast has a red rash a size of a lemon if not bigger. No bumps no spots nothing just a red rash .
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you.

I have noted your concern.

Perhaps it is a fungal infection/intertrigo.

I request you to kindly upload a few clear images of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (13 minutes later)
I just uploaded a picture doctor . Did u get it ? Thanks son much ! My mind goes to cancer and all that stuff !
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Intertrigo. It's not cancer.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you.

I have viewed the image. It is a bright red patch involving the fold - Intertrigo i.e inflammation of body folds.

Moisture/sweat and heat are predisposition factors. Candida/yeast is also involved.

I suggest you to apply a topical antifungal and steroid combination cream e.g Clotrimazole 1% and Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.025 % cream Or Clotrimazole 1% and Hydrocortisone 1% cream.

Keep the area dry.

Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (2 minutes later)
Thank you very much ! So it's not anything bad such as skin cancer or breast cancer related correct ? Where do I get these creams from? Pharmacy without a prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Intertrigo.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

No, its not cancer or anything serious.

Yes, you may be able to find these combinations or something similar, over the counter (OTC), from a pharmacy.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (16 minutes later)
Thank you very much and have a good evening . I appreciate all your help !
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Thank you.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You are welcome.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (33 hours later)
Good morning doctor , so I started using clobetasol and anti fungal cream over the counter but now I see that the skin is peeling right under the fold of the breast . I have no itchiness or burning or anything . Never had . So what do u recommend that I do ? Should I continue applying?

I uploaded an image. I'm nervous if this is something bad ...
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Continue topical application.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you.

I have viewed the images.

Exfoliation is a sign of healing. I suggest you to continue with the topical preparation for a week.

Take care.

Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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What does a large red rash under my left breast indicate?

Brief Answer: Kindly upload images. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you. I have noted your concern. Perhaps it is a fungal infection/intertrigo. I request you to kindly upload a few clear images of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better. Regards.