Q. Thanks for your recent column about rash under the breasts. I had been suffering for so long.
As soon as I came home I would take off my bra or put a piece of cloth between my bra and my skin. Zeasorb powder worked wonders quickly.
A. Zeasorb powder absorbs moisture and is sold as an anti-fungal treatment. We are glad it worked so well.
Other readers have found different solutions for this vexing problem. Here are a few of them:
“Coconut oil is remarkably effective! Moisturizing face and body, rough skin, under-breast fungus, athlete’s feet, …the list goes on! It is sold as cooking oil in many grocery stores. I recommend virgin, whole kernel unrefined – readily available at health food stores. It is almost like ‘magic in a jar.'”
“Several years ago I was suffering from fungus under my breasts. I began tucking a thin cotton washcloth or a man’s handkerchief over the vulnerable area and tucking the edge of it into the bottom of the cups of bra.”
“Desitin diaper cream cures all forms of skin-fold dermatitis that I know of. It may take a couple of days to work, but it is more effective than anti-fungal creams.”
“I use a little Vicks VapoRub daily and it stopped the itching.”
“Once you get the fungus under control, instead of regular deodorant, try MoM [milk of magnesia]. Blow dry it completely before getting dressed.”