Sore underboob region! Skin split

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Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 06:52:09

I am large of nork, therefore my breasts have a fair bit of overhang. Sometimes it gets quite humid under there (it’s own microclimate). Yesterday whilst washing under there I noticed it was very sore and there’s about a 1.5-2 inch region of sore, broken skin. My immediate reaction was to keep it dry so I applied talc, but then later on decided to switch tactics to sudocrem. As soon as I start to sweat a little under there, it stings like a bastard. Is there anything I can do? Thank you

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geologyrocks Mon 25-Feb-19 06:55:00

Keepingnot dry is best. Be sure to dry properly after showers and apply caldesene powder twice a day. It'll clear up in a few days doing this

GreenOliveOrBlackOlive Mon 25-Feb-19 07:05:23

You may have a slight fungal infection. As the skin is broken maybe see the nurse or gp at your surgery for some cream.

I agree that medicated powder is also useful too once things have healed.

TeddyIsaHe Mon 25-Feb-19 07:07:09

Fungal infection or could possibly be inverse psoriasis which is exactly how you describe. I’d get it looked at to rule it out and get some proper treatment for it.

DianaT1969 Mon 25-Feb-19 07:09:59

I'm guessing you use shower gel OP? Switch to soap. Try the quality, natural bars from TKmaxx, or just plain olive oil soap. Also large or nork and always had angry red marks underneath that I tried treating with antifungal. It lessened, but didn't clear up.
Ditched shower gel on advice from a MN thread. Switched to soap and it was gone in a week. Has never been back.

flumpybear Mon 25-Feb-19 07:11:05

I get this too OP - Never heard of caldesene powder but just bought it on Amazin - thanks smile

DianaT1969 Mon 25-Feb-19 07:13:04

Meant to say, please try and come back in a week to update. More women need to know this.
I never thought I'd have normal, unblemished skin there, but I do.
I also feel fresher/cleaner generally using soap, so it's win-win.

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 07:29:37

Actually, it’s very interesting you mention this as I usually use natural soap. But I’ve just come out of a week in hospital where I used shower gel for ease. Also didn’t really wear a bra the whole time I was inpatient and it was warm so I was blaming a fair bit of under boob sweat! It doesn’t half smart. Will try and come by some caldesene powder asap smile I appreciate the tip. I will definitely come back and update.

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LittleCandle Mon 25-Feb-19 07:31:43

I used sudocrem when I had a sore patch of skin under one breast a while ago. It worked a treat. I use soap under my boobs when I wash and I also apply an antiperspirant deodorant, too. I am going through the menopause and the hot flushes can be killing and I am paranoid about smelling! These small changes worked wonders for me.

importantkath Mon 25-Feb-19 07:35:42

Sudocrem helps me a lot

mrsjackrussell Mon 25-Feb-19 07:44:25

Could be thrush as underboob is a common area to get it. Ex nurse here.

DianaT1969 Mon 25-Feb-19 07:50:26

Did you have it before you went to hospital OP? Or only since being there (sweaty) and using shower gel?
You've been using soap again since getting out. How long has that been? Wondering if it's getting worse and you need treatment, or to keep it dry and let it heal on its own.

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 08:00:42

It only started within the last couple of days. Was discharged on Friday, went back to normal soap straight away when I got home. I don’t think it’s infected, although it is starting to look a bit angry today

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Pinkkahori Mon 25-Feb-19 08:07:26

Sudocreme and caldesene powder always work for me. It could be intertrigo.

moanaschicken Mon 25-Feb-19 08:20:55

Tip my midwife gave me post c-section and needing to keep wound dry to heal, pop a clean sanitary pad onto the area to absorb all moisture. (My tummy overhang was same as Nork overhang!

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 09:11:38

Is Intertrigo something to worry about? I also have a large belly overhang but seems clear so far. It really is stinging this morning! Stress.

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Seeline Mon 25-Feb-19 09:15:05

I get that too - fungal infection. Just use OTC canestan cream recommended by the pharmacist. Usually clears up after 2-3 days.

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 13:02:04

Thanks for the advice 😊 it’s the little splits and fissures of the skin that are the worst thing. Very stingy. Hope it doesn’t spread.

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Her0utdoors Mon 25-Feb-19 14:35:42

Sounds like the situation I have under my fat belly 2xcsection over hang, the skin rips if I dry it too roughly. I took it to the gp the other week and she recommended a barrier cream. I have Bepanthen nappy cream in the house and she said use that, but come back for something medicated if it gets reder and spreads.

MotorcycleMayhem Mon 25-Feb-19 14:42:44

Great tips on clearing up the soreness. When i get dried in the morning, I tuck my towel under my boobs when I'm drying my hair to let the underside have a break. I also wear a non wired vest type thing occasionally when I get what you describe - only around the house (!) - and separate the skin so it can all be kept apart for a change, and without underwire.

FlibbertyGiblets Mon 25-Feb-19 14:45:14

yy Motorbike I have a really old, soft tshirt that I tuck under boobage when lounging. Really helps that sticky skin thing. (God who would be a woman eh).

Downeyhouse Mon 25-Feb-19 14:46:11

Once everything is healed use Dove roll on anti pesperant (white one with the navy lid) on the area every day. Works like magic at keeping soreness at bay.

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 16:24:17

Thank you for the great tips. I’ve been topping up with sudocrem sporadically, feeling better now

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wishingforalotterywin Mon 25-Feb-19 20:28:03

Use a hairdryer to make sure skin not damp after showering (tip from a different thread)

Kukumbr Mon 25-Feb-19 20:30:01

Thanks I have just done this 😊 great tip

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