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Brownish smelly rash under and between large breasts

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I am fairly large-breasted and have a brown-ish rash between my breasts accompanied by a very unpleasant smell from both between and under them. From what I am reading, it seems to be a yeast infection.

Am I correct and if so, how do I treat it?

(I have Canesten cream, would that work?)

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Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

From the description of your symptoms it does appear to be a yeast infection or Candida infection. However a confirmed diagnosis will require further testing. It is safe to assume that this is candida and to start treatment. Canesten cream is a good first line treatment option. You can apply it twice daily (once before sleep, and then in morning hours), over the lesion.
I assume that you are not breastfeeding, and also that there is no lesion over the nipple.
It is very important to make sure the breasts and the areas under the breasts and always staying dry. Never allow moisture or swear to stay there for long.
With the cream you should see improvement in a week.
If that is not the case you might have to visit your Doctor for further testing.
Hope this helps
Please feel free to ask followup questions.
Thank you

Patient replied :

No, I am not breastfeeding.

Do you have any suggestions as to how to keep it completely dry?

You can make sure that after taking a bathe you are mop drying using a cotton towel. Wait for some time before you put on your bra. If possible avoid bra altogether and wear a cotton top or something.

Do not use body lotions or creams for 2 weeks.

Avoid sweating if possible. Dry up soon if it happens.

Hope thie helps
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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