My mother has a rash under her breasts (in the fold). She's had it several months, she did see the doctor and he just told her to use talc, which she was already doing. However, it has not got any better. I was wondering, if Apple Cider Vinegar could be used to treat it? It could be linked to yeast growth right? Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.
Your mother could be experiencing some type of inflammation. It could possibly be inflammatory breast cancer. Since it is under her breast, in the fold maybe not. Does it look like an orange peal, bumpy and reddish. Very few doctors are familiar with this condition.
If she had been trying to cure this rash for several months and has not succeeded, I would be concerned. If it is indeed a rash she could be deficient in Omega 3 oils. It could be any nutrient deficiency. It is a toxic release of some kind.
Thank you for your reply. I will check out that link and video and also do some research into deficiencies.
My mother's rash is actually more smooth than bumpy. She was using a medicated talc called Cuticura which the doctor had said she should use and which is the one that had no effect. Yesterday we were shopping and she was looking for some more of it, I said I don't think she should persevere with something that has had no effect all these months. She wanted some talc however so I pointed out some baby talcum powder which had added lavender and camomile. She bought that and this morning she said the rash isn't red anymore. Its the first time it hasn't been red. Strange. The skin looks a little dry.
I'll do some research and hopefully find the cause and cure.
Thank you again for your reply and advice. I appreciate it greatly.
Take care :)
Hello! I know exactly what your mom has as I have it too. I get a smooth red rash (very strong infection smell) under my left breast and in the folds of my inner thighs. I don't know what causes it. I do believe that sweat makes it worse but I don't think it's the cause. I've also used talc and neosporin to at least control the itching/discomfort but have been actively searching for the cause. It's partial what brought me here.
I don't tend to have a lot of yeast issues (that I know of) so I've never even considered candida. I'll have to research that a bit.
I just began taking ACV and honey 3 times a day. If that helps I will most definitely let you know.
Okay after some research, I found that the name of this rash is intertrigo. Medical webpages offer the same advice you'd expect... keep the area clean and dry, use topical solutions to help with discomfort.
I have had to deal with this for years. After much trial and error, and consultation with the doctor we have determined that when it is really bad, I can apply a steeped and cooled tea bag for the drying effect of the tannic acid in the tea bag. Years ago, OTC Bacitracin worked but no longer. Last time it was really had. I washed several times a day with Dial or Safeguard. Then, I mixed 1/2 and 1/2 - OTC Monistat (what you would use for vaginitis) and OTC cortisone (you may not need this. I was in bad straits). After that was all applied under the breasts and in groin creases, I then dusted everything with Z-Sorb powder. All this is physician and pharmacist recommended. I have read that taking zinc can help with the odor. Tumeric capsules are supposed to help too, but this last was the worst and after a few days of trial and error, the above regimen worked beautifully. BTW, the best price on the OTV Monistat was at Wal-Mart - $5.98 as opposed to $14-15 at pharmacies.