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Soothing Rash Under Breasts

Soothing Rash Under Breasts

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.”

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About the Author
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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