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THAT TITLE WAS MEANT TO READ "Interigo - Red itchy Patches in skin folds" Wouldn't let me edit it!!!

Yeah, I know, fun discussion, but rather be comfy and plain spoken, than shy and sore.

Sure as I can be I have this and possibly secondary fungal or other infection under boobs and belly overhang. Very careful with hygiene, drying, and finish with talc, but ironically worse since surgery. Maybe a less nutrition / more movement thing?

Going to docs (never did before sleeve as couldn't face real or imagined "hard luck you're just fat" subtext and didn't want to slather already torn skin with oomphy steroids), but would really value experience of others.

As a physical back stop bought a soft long maternity belly band to create a physical barrier under bra band and down over belly under clothes (lateral thinking). Silly idea? Any other thoughts?

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Intertrigo is that red, burning rash that happens from moisture and friction. Something I call "chub rub".

Aside from good hygiene, the goal here would be to keep the area dry and reduce the friction.

When my son had it, the doc had him sit exposed under a lamp. Me, I just used Gold Bond powder. That always seemed to do the trick. They do make something called "monkey butt powder", same principle. If I really needed to dry it out, I just used a hair dryer on low setting (you do not want high heat in tender areas).

If you think it's truly a fungal infection, you may need your doctor to diagnose. There are also anti-fungal powders out there. I would not recommend a cream/ointment because the causative factor here is moisture. Why would you want to introduce more moisture?

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Intertrigo is that red, burning rash that happens from moisture and friction. Something I call "chub rub".
Aside from good hygiene, the goal here would be to keep the area dry and reduce the friction.
When my son had it, the doc had him sit exposed under a lamp. Me, I just used Gold Bond powder. That always seemed to do the trick. They do make something called "monkey butt powder", same principle. If I really needed to dry it out, I just used a hair dryer on low setting (you do not want high heat in tender areas).
If you think it's truly a fungal infection, you may need your doctor to diagnose. There are also anti-fungal powders out there. I would not recommend a cream/ointment because the causative factor here is moisture. Why would you want to introduce more moisture?
Thanks for that. Will search out the powders. Heading back to gym in the next couple of weeks and want this under control.

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I use gold bond powder and also antiperspirant. if I do end up with fungus I use nystatin

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