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Itchy red rash and bad smell under breasts. Should i be concerned ?

Hello im 20 yrs old and have a 1 yr old, its been about a week now an i have noticed a weird sour smell under my breasts.. I have a red rash also and when i touch it it turns itchy and starts to burn really bad.. The smell recently came to my attention since the smell is really bad and i was wondering what it is or how can i treat it? I dont have health insurance to go get it checked out... Its gotten to the point that i dont want my husband around me for that same reason
Asked On : Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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  User's Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
You must have developed a fungal infection under your breast. this is a common problem in lactating mothers. I Advise you to visit your gynecologist and get examined to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile you can use over-the-counter antifungal medication like Candid to relieve your symptoms. Please maintain proper hygiene and wear loose clothes.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic forum
you have nothing but INTERTRIGO only .
it is common at this site in female
it is due to friction ,humidity ,perspiration .
keep it dry and clean
apply clotrimazole and steroid cream at night and clotrimazole powder in morning
it is not serious condition and you dont need any insurance for it

i hope i answered your question
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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