Stomach fold skin irritation and odor ~ blech
What can I do? I have used baby powder to try to help with the itching, but I don't think it is working well. I shower everyday, so it's not a cleanliness issue. Can I use deodorant? lol
on 5/10/10 7:51 pm - Moreno Valley, CA
I'm sure there are better solutions and I'm looking forward to some too.
In the past I have gotten red, odor and itching and sometimes a little skin peeling comes with it. For me, it's a yeast infection. I put athlete's foot creme (per my doctor) everyday until it's gone and then if it comes back. For me it's because the area isn't getting enough dry time. I have prevented it in areas of my body by using deodorant there, but that is not a recommendation from my doc, so I don't know if that can cause problems (though I had none), so I'd say yes to prevent (but it doesn't get rid of it for me), but again you might want to check with your doctor! Unless it is brand new or preventative the powder doesn't work for me.
That said, you may want to ask your doctor. Good luck!
For daily moisture control I use Baby Powder with Corn Starch. Works like a charm!!
Hope this helps.
After bathing/shower, be sure to really towel dry under stomach very well,, and start drying yourself from head to bottom, not bottom to head.
Also use anti-fungal cream.
on 5/10/10 9:09 pm
on 5/10/10 9:46 pm
on 5/11/10 5:33 am - Des Moines, IA
I would try Lotrimin for the yeast. Keeping the area dry will help also.
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I have had this problem also. I was afraid that someone wouldn't develop the pictures, but explained it to the people that I needed pictures for insurance as it isn't pretty!!! The doctor also wrote it up, and gave me medicine for a yeast infection. Same medicine if a person has other yeast infections. Cleared it up right away. I now have it documented in case I decide to have it fixed. Good Luck!
I can already see that I may have this problem. I have a digital camera and printer at home so I'm starting to take the pics now and will print them when the time comes. I use aloe vera from GNC, it works great for the irritation under the breasts. I haven't had the problem with my stomach yet, but I've been using this antiseptic cleanser my doctor told me about. Its called Hibicleanse. Its pretty good. Also, I'm in agreement with the powder. Only use powder containing corn starch. Talc isn't good for you. Hope this helps.
on 5/11/10 9:01 am
Nystatin Topical Powder
It is for fungal infections which is generally what is causing the odor and itchiness. You could also probably use other antifungal powders, however when I know it's yeast I don't use anything else as I have found it will exacurbate the infection.
On a daily basis as long as there is not redness or itching, I do use deoderant (solid anti perspirant - the stuff that goes on clear) and it does seem to keep things dry.
I hope you can find some relief and hopefully in the future get the skin removed to prevent further irritation!
Her insurance ended up covering her plastic surgery/excess skin removal, because at that point, it was no longer considered "cosmetic." You may want to look into it if you think that's something you'd ever think about!
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There is a liquid soap called Hibaclens. You get it at the pharmacy in the antibiotic sprays, near band-aids and such. It's in a turquise blue bottle. Use it in the dark, damp places and it will totally stop the rashes and irritations. It's expensive, (about $10 a bottle), but it works great! I still use it 2x a week to keep those outbreaks at bay!
I don't think I would do deoderant, although some people can use deoderant on their feet to help control sweating.