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I have a very rotten smell from where my sports bra goes its

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i have a very rotten smell from where my sports bra goes its read raw what can i put on it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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This is likely due to the fungal infection from heat and pressure.

You can try following over the counter remedies clotrimazole and hydrocortisone cream twice daily for a week.

That should help in most cases.

Please wear loose garments for now.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I would not use cortisone.

It does not kill fungus.

In addition, saying this is fungus would be a guess, but a better guess with a picture. And exam is still needed by your doctor.

For example:

Staph bacteria is possible.

Other skin conditions as well.

Please attach a picture and i will evaluate this.

The actual dose of chlortrimazole, which IS an anti fungal, depends on the diagnosis.

In many cases 2 weeks of use is recommended.

See this reference here:

http://www.drugs.com/dosage/clotrimazole-topical.html

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely due to the fungal infection from heat and pressure.

You can try following over the counter remedies clotrimazole and hydrocortisone cream twice daily for a week.

Hydrocortisone reduces inflammation.

That should help in most cases.

Please wear loose garments for now.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Fungal infections are not always simply fungal infections.

People with diabetes, for example, are more prone to such infections.

Again, I would need a picture to even say this looks fungal or bacterial.

Or to establish the likelihood of either.

Most healthy people do not get fungal infections.

Also, we do not know your medical history.

We do not replace a doctors visit, diagnose or treat on the site. We answer specific questions.

You are wondering what this is.

Fungal, bacterial, or other, in that order.

Just to give you an idea of the variety of possibilities, see this write up from the Cleveland Clinic

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/dermatology/common-skin-infections/

I would also like to tell you that a rotten smell in a skin infection can often indicate a more serious skin infection, bacterial and not fungal. So, the picture here, just based on a description is not so clear. If there were damage to the skin, even cellulitis is possible. Sometimes that can be serious.

If you are not up to date on exams especially, I suggest that you see your doctor this week.

If you are obese, this needs to be addressed:

etc., etc.

Let me know if you have further questions.

I do not recommend that you simply try something for a week. I recommend you base what you do on hands on diagnosis.

Again, see the dosing recommendations that I gave you, which are standard, and coordinate any treatment with your doc.

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