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    Angry rash below stomach that won't go away

    Hi--Just wondering if anyone else has this/knows how to get RID of it. I've been losing weight and exercising a lot and the more I do the more severe of a rash I get right below my stomach and on my theighs/crotch area. My skin is red and kinda shinny, itchy, just plain gross. I can't take it anymore!!! Any ideas??? Thanks

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    Sounds like yeast ... increase yogurt (acidophilis) sp.

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    With the summer heat I get that between my breasts. I think it is a type of yeast infection. Make sure to shower often and Gold Bond powder really helps it feel better and heals it. Also make sure you are wearing clean cotton undies and clothes that have been washed with some kind of bleach detergent to kill the yeast.
    Last year it got so bad I just put tea tree oil directly on the rash. It burned once sine I was raw but even after I wiped the oil off the rash was completely gone in a few days after that one use. I would recommend getting some kind of topical cream with tea tree oil in it and not the oil by itself to keep it from being too strong.
    Eating yogurt or applying buttermilk on it and letting it dry will help too.
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    This is interesting. I also have had a rash, it's just a small line right about where my pants ride right above my pelvic bone. It's been there for at least the last 6 months. I attributed it to pants getting tighter and tighter from weight gain, but when I use my hubbies athletes foot cream on it for a few days it almost goes away but as soon as I stop it comes right back.

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    Thanks for the suggestions--i'll have to give them a try

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    I agree with the other ladies, it sounds like yeast. If none of the non-prescription meds work, get prescription Nystatin cream or powder

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    I've had rashes under my belly and antifungal cream works (because it's a fungal rash), if it's really bad. You can also use the antifungal foot powder to help keep it dry and if it's not really bad. I had one for a while a few yrs ago before I knew what it was and it itched sooo bad. The key is keeping it dry, which is hard to do when your belly's a hanger, like mine is...

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    hi

    i was watching tv last night, and a woman had it then. It was fungal/yeast. I get it under my bust
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotlips48801 View Post
    I agree with the other ladies, it sounds like yeast. If none of the non-prescription meds work, get prescription Nystatin cream or powder
    Nystatin works great! Try not eating anything with yeast in it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omc View Post
    Sounds like yeast ... increase yogurt (acidophilis) sp.
    I was going to suggest that too
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    Thanks for the advice all these years and good luck to all.

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    Try to get it under control right away.
    I fell last year around this time and hurt my knee really bad. I wasn't able to walk for a few weeks. I had to sit around and from not moving around that much I got a rash under my belly. It became so bad that I actually got open sores under my belly and on top of my pubic (vaginal area sorry TMI) it also spread to the crease where my butt cheek meets the back top part of my thigh.
    Anyway, it was SO bad that nothing helped me. I couldn't wear underpants because the elastic would be right where the sores under my butt were.
    I had to go to a Wound Care doctor and he cultured the sores and I had strep and staff infection.
    I had to have a nurse come and and put this felt type material on and it slowly VERY slowly started to heal. I lasted for over 5 months. I tried everything to get rid of it.

    I saw that someone suggested using Nysatin powder. I did try that but becareful because that can cause some burning to the skin.

    Now I make sure I dry myself REALLY good and if I feel a rash coming on I use a prescripton cream called Loprox.
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    It most likely is a yeast rash.
    If I don't do my yeast control program, I get yeast rashes in the exact same places.

    There are lots of things that can control yeast, internally, and topically.

    Topical:
    Rx: nystatin cream, or powder.
    OTC: any anti-fungal cream, athletes foot cream, monostat cream, (just watch out for parabens that can be in the cream)
    Alternative: Tea Tree oil, Colloidal silver (spray on and let dry)

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    Rx: Diflucan
    OTC: Monostat 1 ovule (vag. suppos)
    Alternative: Pau D' Arco, Garlic, Caprylic acid, grapefruit seed extract, probiotics (enterically coated acidophilus), colloidal silver, enzymes formulated to fight yeast (Candex).

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    I started getting the sam ething years ago when I was exercising a lot... on the frint of my thighs and hips... I used max stregnth cortizone and/or lotrimin to treat the itchiness/swelling. It has been coming and going over the years and now I get it on my shins all the time. I've been to several docs (i thought it might be weird exzema since I have that ) and all of them have been baffled. Just don't scratch if you can help it.. that makes it SO much worse...

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    I get that right under my belly sometimes (since my belly is a hanger). Its weird but because of the location I've found that good old run of the mill diaper rash cream works. I also try to wear baby powder down there with cornstarch to keep things dry.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Never thought of diaper cream...good idea...

    I use cornstarch all the time, too, but when it flares up it aggravates it more so I have to stop. I read the fungus/yeast thrives on carbs, which cornstarch is. I'm ok usually to use the foot powder which has the cornstarch but also has the antifungal meds in it, too.

    Jane-When I was just in the hospital with this last delivery the doc asked me how long I have had the rash that I still have on my shins. I've probably had it now since sometime last summer. At one point when I went in for a cellulitis infection on my other leg I had them look at the rash leg and I was told it was fungal by an ob (not mine). I put antifungal cream on it for about a month. Some of it cleared up but not all. It was itchy as all heck and I would scratch til I bled, which hurt but felt better than itching. When I was just in the hospital last month they sent dermatology to my room and they said it was eczema, and gave me a steroid cream. I actually did well with it and stopped using it. Now it seems to be flaring up a little so I have no idea what's going on. I get the feeling that maybe the steroid cream only helps it a while and you have to use it forever??? I'm still not convinced it's eczema. Just thought I'd mention since you mentioned you had something on your shins, too.

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