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I have been to two different doctors two different times and

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I have been to two different doctors two different times and I am still not getting the disered answers. I've been looking stuff up online and it sounds like a fungual infection. I am big breasted so it kinda makes since. They have prescribed me three diffent things and nothing is helping. Is there any ideas or tips?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
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I understand your frustration.

Please describe your rash little bit more.

Also a picture here will be helpful with diagnosis.

What medications exactly you tried so far?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried ketoconazole
And mupirocin ointment
And clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the picture.

Not very clear.

But what I can see, this can be a resistant bacterial infection.

Can be erythrasma caused by a type of skin bacterial infection.

Since you tried clotrimazole and ketoconazole , fungal infection is unlikely.

Another possibility can be inverse psoriasis although I do not see any plaque and fine scaling --so unlikely.

Can still be a contact dermatitis related to reaction against perfume or soap sometimes.

Best option is to get a skin biopsy, gram stain for confirmation.

Treatment should be guided by that.

Better to consult with a good dermatologist.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this is not a resistant bacterial infection

is a chronic fungal infection from excessive moisture under the breast and on the skin

these chronic fungal skin infections can take months to years to clear

antifungal treatments have to be with several treatments with nystatin powder under the breast 4 times a day to dry the skin under the breast.

fungal infections like to grow in dark moist environments under the breast

you also need diflucan antifunga pills as well

many people stop using the antifungal creams after a few weeks.

the antifungal creams have to be used for 8-12 weeks at least and for 2 weeks after the rash goes away to make sure it doesn't come back.

so that is why this fungal infection is not going away

the skin has to be keep dry with antifungal powders 4-6 times a day under the breast

and antifungal creams have to be used for a longer period of time.

when the fungal infection goes away, then the area skill has to be kept dry daily to prevent return of the fungal infection

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where would I be able to get the things that you listed? Certain stores?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, these are all prescription antifungal agents you need to get from a doctor

prescription antifungal agents are stronger than over the counter antifungal agents.

you have to see a doctor to get prescriptions for them.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
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I disagree with other expert's opinion.

Antifungal treatment will not make much difference since you already tried 2 different treatment options.

At this point you need a definitive diagnosis which can only be established by skin biopsy.

You did not have any antibacterial treatment properly yet.

That is why bacterial infection should be considered as next likely cause.

Otherwise this is likely inverse psoriasis or contact dermatitis --autoimmune disorders.

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