Causes Of Itchy And Red Skin?

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. I am a fat womanrnUnder the folds of my breasts are red and itchy. if under the folds it’s red and itchy. but there are small bumps on the side. I was given hydrocortisone at the pharmacy when I used it, it felt hot.rnDo I think I should continue to use the ointment or go straight to a dermatologist?

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Hello Lotso Elmo, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Itching accompanied by a red rash in the folds of the body such as under the breasts can be caused by several conditions. In general, this condition is divided into 2, namely infectious and non-infectious.

Some of the causes of itching due to infection include:

Fungal infections, such as Candida, Tinea Bacterial infections, such as Staphylococcal, Streptococcal infections, Eryterasma Viral infections, such as Herpes simplex virus Parasitic infections, such as scabies

Some non-infectious causes of itching include:

Dermatitis, such as atopic dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune disease (a disease in which the immune system attacks the body itself) where redness and thickening of the skin occurs Lichen planus, which is a type of autoimmune disease that attacks the skin. skin and mucosa with the characteristic appearance of small bumps with a flat tip of the bump accompanied by itching. and so forth

If you look at the risk factors and description of your lesion, it is likely that the cause of your itching is a Candida yeast infection. Candida is a skin fungus that grows in moist and warm areas. Some of the risk factors that can cause the growth of Candida fungus on the skin include:

Obesity or overweight Often wears clothes that are tight and does not absorb sweat Using drugs that weaken the immune system such as chemotherapy, corticosteroids Having certain diseases such as diabetes, HIV, thyroid

However, to better confirm the diagnosis, it's a good idea to see a dermatologist. In diagnosing skin diseases, direct examination and certain supporting examinations are needed. Some of the supporting examinations that can be carried out by your doctor include examination of skin scrapings followed by examination under a microscope, examination with a wood lamp, and others. The therapy given is different for each of the above causes. Giving a steroid ointment such as hydrocortisone if the itching is caused by a fungus will make the condition worse.

Some things you can do right now:

If you sweat frequently, change clothes and underwear frequently, and make sure you wear clothes that are not too tight and absorb sweat. Maintain an ideal body weight, lose weight if you are overweight. Do not exchange clothes or towels with other people. skin with a bath 2 times a day If you take certain drugs on a regular basis such as corticosteroids, discuss the use of these drugs with your doctor.

That's my answer, I hope it's useful

dr. Irna Cecilia

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