Dermatology

Dermatology questions? Ask an online dermatologist.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have dark spots in between my breasts. It's a huge patch…

Customer Question
I have dark spots in...
I have dark spots in between my breasts. It's a huge patch that starts in between my breasts and almost goes up to my neck. It itches alot. IVe tried putting apple cider vinegar on it. Works sometimes. But it is so ugly. Can't wear most of my tops. Please help. Is it just yeast or something worse?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dermatology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Answered in 56 minutes by:
2/22/2016
Dermatologist: Dr. Nair, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 9,191
Experience: MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
Verified

Hello,

Thank you for your question. My name is***** and I will do my best to provide a useful input.

Would a photograph of the affected area be possible at your convenience?

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Dermatologist: Dr. Nair, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the photograph. This could be a yeast infection (candidiasis) or a dry eczema related to a skin yeast (seborrheic dermatitis). This does not respond to apple cider vinegar. I would suggest switching to 1% Lotrimin cream - mix this in a 1:1 ratio with 1% Hydrocrotisone cream and apply twice a day. Orally take Tablet Claritin 10 mg once or twice a day depending on the severity of the itching or burning and try and stay as cool and dry as possible.

Give this regimen 3-5 days to work - if the rash looks like it is improving then continue the creams for 14 days or so and that should take care of the problem. If you sweat a lot in the area then additionally use Zeasorb-AF powder 5 minutes after the creams in the morning to help keep the area dry.

All of the above are available over the counter without a prescription.

If you don’t see any improvement in 3-5 days then it would be best to see a doctor in person.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dermatologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Nair Your Own Question
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 9,191
9,191 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Nair is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

dermdoc19

dermdoc19

Dermatologist

4,069 satisfied customers

30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Nair

Dr. Nair

Dermatologist

9,191 satisfied customers

MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Shahz

Dr. Shahz

Dermatologist

243 satisfied customers

MBBS, MCPS, MD

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Dermatologist

1,548 satisfied customers

MD , DNB ( D &V), FAAD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dermatologist

261 satisfied customers

MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. S. Attili

Dr. S. Attili

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

5,170 satisfied customers

MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology

Dr. Pravin

Dr. Pravin

Dermatologist

1,705 satisfied customers

Senior Consultant MBBS DNB (DVD)

< Previous | Next >

Related Dermatology Questions
I have balanitis and i think it's irritation rather than
I have balanitis and i think it's irritation rather than infection. it has been there for nearly 2 months but seems to be slowly improving. it began with red dots on the glans and an odd smell. then i… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
9,191 satisfied customers
I had balanitis got treated with Cloben-G it got healed but
Hi Doc, I had balanitis got treated with Cloben-G it got healed but now my penis skin has become dry/wrinkled and have non itchy (mild itching somtimes) red rashes,skin peeling . i used to have pink p… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
9,191 satisfied customers
Why is the skin under the head of penis peeling off?
I am sexually active. I am circumsized and noticed a dry patch of skin that went around right under the head of my penis that kind of looked like dry circles. I thought it may have been dried semen so… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,144 satisfied customers
My boyfriend has really bad Eczema and the last 4 nights he
My boyfriend has really bad Eczema and the last 4 nights he has been up all night scratching. He already takes steroids that don't work well and Benadryl does the opposite and keeps him awake. Wonderi… read more
DIEGO BONILLA
DIEGO BONILLA
302 satisfied customers
I think have eczema on both temples of my face. I'm guessing
I think have eczema on both temples of my face. I'm guessing I'll need a cream prescription to control it? Also, I get it on my fingers every so often. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,213 satisfied customers
I have contact dermatitis and take atarax 10 mg at pm. I
I have contact dermatitis and take atarax 10 mg at pm. I developed a rash and developed a rash. I put some Benadryl cream and took a benadryl pill it did not get better. Went to ER and got IV Solumedr… read more
DR. EHTISHAM
DR. EHTISHAM
Consultant Physician& Rheumatologist
Doctoral Degree
1,942 satisfied customers
I have AD eczema, mostly on my hands and arms. I have a
I have AD eczema, mostly on my hands and arms. I have a steroid ointment to apply when outbreaks occur, but I'm not supposed to use that for more than 10 days or so. What OTC cream(s) do you recommend… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,078 satisfied customers
Difference between contact dermatitis and scabies? Rash,
Difference between contact dermatitis and scabies? … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,461 satisfied customers
How are you doing? I think I have Sebhoerric dermatitis and
HI .... how are you doing? I think I have Sebhoerric dermatitis and it is getting occassionally bad ... looking for ideas to relieve redness … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,078 satisfied customers
Is sodium bicarbonate good to use on the skin for eczema? I
is sodium bicarbonate good to use on the skin for eczema? … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,213 satisfied customers
Dermatitis on scalp and arms red irritade skin itching all
dermatitis on scalp and arms red irritade skin itching all the time … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,799 satisfied customers
I have some kind of dermatitis behind both ears,very dry,
I have some kind of dermatitis behind both ears,very dry, scaly and before i started applying a cortisone type creme it felt like i had elongated cuts the released a sticky liquid. … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,799 satisfied customers
Ketoconazole for acne problems
I have never had bad acne in my life, then I started using Neutrogena oil free acne wash and I'm starting to break out very bad. Should I stop using this product?… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
I had penile fungal infection (according to the urologist) 5
I had penile fungal infection (according to the urologist) 5 months ago. No visible rashes or thrush. Just slight discomfort/pain or burning sensation of the penile head. The doctor prescribed Nizoral… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
9,191 satisfied customers
I have this redness in my moustache area. It looks like
I have this redness in my moustache area. It looks like smeared womens red lipstick on my upper lip. It's not shaving irritation, i've gone a week without shaving but the redness stays.… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
9,191 satisfied customers
My daughter is 7 yrs old. Her face (cheek area) has lots of
My daughter is 7 yrs old. Her face (cheek area) has lots of little bumps. They kind of look like little blisters. Any idea what it is?… read more
Dr.Lori
Dr.Lori
Admitting MD, Palliative Care Consultant
Doctoral Degree
19 satisfied customers
I have been having irritation on my brow bone just under my
I have been having irritation on my brow bone just under my eye brows for about a month now. It is red/pink and itches a lot, and becomes very dry and flaky at times. I first thought it might be eczem… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
9,191 satisfied customers
I have itchy red rash that spread to both legs and arms, my
I have itchy red rash that spread to both legs and arms, my skin is rough (tiny bumps). It is isolated to mostly my legs and arms and it did spread quickly, I would say a couple of days. Lotion does n… read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x