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Old 09-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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rash under stomach apron?

Hi,

I tried to do a search for this topic, but couldn't find any threads.

I am having a horrible time with a rash/soreness under my stomach apron.

It is so red and angry looking. I know a lot of it is due to the extreme heat we have been experiencing and the "sweat" there. I try to keep it dry, but it's a lost cause in this heat.

Any advice on products to try would be really appreciated.

I have tried Gold Bond Medicated Lotion and it helps soothe the soreness a little, but it's not getting rid of it completely.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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I use my underarm deodorant on that area it keeps it dry. I also make sure to let that area air dry after showers.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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I've used an antifungal on that kind of rash and it really helps!
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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It is almost certainly a fungal/yeast rash.

I recommend you purchase an antifungal cream (e.g. clotrimazole, miconazole, terbenafine) and apply it liberally at bedtime. You can use the powder after showering during the day. Should take about 1-2 weeks to resolve, but might be kind of an on and off again kind of problem.

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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Keep the area clean and then dry. Dry is different for different people. But deodorant/antiperspirant, corn starch, or even an oil barrier like A&D cream might help you.

I find treating the skin first with miconozole (yeast infection cream) greatly improves the success of subsequent management of the moisture.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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The best way to dry it out is to put something between the skin folds that will wick away moisture. There are products designed to wick moisture available in the first aid aisle of the drug stores. I used it to keep my incision area dry after a hysterectomy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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I use deodorant underneath as well and it helps a lot during the summer. I also know that Monistat makes an anti-chaffing gel that works really well (and bonus? I also use it as a makeup primer ) Amazon.com: Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief...Amazon.com: Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief...
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What about the Gold Bond powder to keep it dry? Just a thought.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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I think keep it dry and try using baby powder should help.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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The best way to dry it out is to put something between the skin folds that will wick away moisture. There are products designed to wick moisture available in the first aid aisle of the drug stores. I used it to keep my incision area dry after a hysterectomy.
Magicsmom, are you talking about a product like a cream or powder or some type of fabric?

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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There is an anti chaffing lotion out by monistat that reduces friction between the skin...kinda works like the make up primer idea probably.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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I'd have a doctor check it out first, but it definitely sounds like a yeast infection. My mother would get those under her belly "apron" and under her breasts. Your doctor can prescribe something for you... Best of luck!
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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Make sure you go to a doc and get this documented especially if you need plastic surgery. Documentation and treatment by a doc may get your apron removal covered by your insurance.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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A good powder is Anti-Monkey Butt powder. They even make one for women. I also use a very thin application of Desitin diaper cream.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:19 AM   #15
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Gee, thanks for all the quick replies. At least I now have several things to try.

Can someone give me the name of an anti-fungal/yeast cream? I think I'll start with that.

It's just so darn embarrassing. My husband doesn't even know about it -- it's really awful looking.

I've had this pouch since I had a caesarean 35 years ago and the rash flares up periodically but this is the worst it's ever been

It makes it less embarrassing to know that I'm not the only one who has ever had a problem like this -- so thank you all.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:41 AM   #16
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I use Dial antibacterial soap, always. Showering daily and I have not had anymore issues with a rash. This soap is also good on young children for diaper rash. I used to purchase desitin for my children, but a kind nurse told me about the dial antibacterial soap for the children and for rashes. I sure saved a lot of money on desitin after that!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #17
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Make sure you go to a doc and get this documented especially if you need plastic surgery. Documentation and treatment by a doc may get your apron removal covered by your insurance.
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I know this is a bit strange, but I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone with enough of a tummy overhang/apron to make the skin touch there. Buy panties big enough that you can tuck the waist there, between the flaps. they stay in place and keep the skin from rubbing, plus wick away moisture to some extent.

of course when anyone is going to see you, pull them up to your waist as you take off pants, skirt, etc., because this is NOT a flattering look!

this won't get rid of it, but it will help it from getting worse as you heal and keep it from recurring, I hope.

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I know this is a bit strange, but I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone with enough of a tummy overhang/apron to make the skin touch there. Buy panties big enough that you can tuck the waist there, between the flaps. they stay in place and keep the skin from rubbing, plus wick away moisture to some extent.
good luck!
I used to try that but the tops of the panties roll down & for me that just seems to make it worse. (I guess when we get lumpy, we all get lumply differently.) What I do now is I have gotten microfiber cloths, the starting size I think is about 16 x 12, and I cut them into some long strips, and I use those instead. I use the microfiber cloth, instead of cotton terry, so it doesn't visibly add to the pre-existing lumpiness.

Also if it's a humid day I use some sort of anti-fungal Powder, like tinactin. (They are in the footcare section.) Powder is better than a medicated cream, because it helps with the moisture that's causing the rash in the first place.

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:18 AM   #20
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Again, I thank you all for the replies

I decided to try the Monistat soothing gel first and am very pleased with the results. It's only been two days and while it's nowhere near gone, it's definitely a huge improvement. The pain and soreness are pretty much gone. It still looks awful with the angry redness, but the oozing is stopped.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #21
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I get a cortizone cream from the doctor. It works WAY better than any over the counter cream I have tried.
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also...don't be embarrassed about it. I think it's a fairly common problem. I have had it under my breasts and under my stomach...it happens to a lot of people
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I had the same problem...Destitine( Baby butt cream w Zink) works wonders and heals the skin...good Luck!
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I used to get this often and used a creams like monistat on it....I discovered by accident that it always coincided with how much diet soda I drank (or used any aspartame sweetened foods)....I dropped the diet soda and don't get the rash again unless I drink a diet soda...I had 2 diet sodas last week and the rash came back....if I drink diet 7Up I don't have the problem...it's usually only with the brown diet drinks....
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #25
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Just wanted to post an update that the Monistat soothing gel has been extremely effective in helping with this rash problem.

In fact, I just picked up 6 more tubes from Wal-mart to make sure that I never run out of it - LOL.

I just use a dime-size amount of it every night and it has totally eliminated the oozing and the soreness. And even the redness has finally started to fade as well
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Kelly, glad you are getting good results. The product that works AMAZINGLY is Desitin Original (not creamy). Really..it works overnight. GONE! It is a cure, not a preventative. Washing and drying every day is the answer to that.
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Kelly, glad you are getting good results. The product that works AMAZINGLY is Desitin Original (not creamy). Really..it works overnight. GONE! It is a cure, not a preventative. Washing and drying every day is the answer to that.
Thanks, I have made a note about the Desitin Original for future reference.
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I also just use the Great Value Brand Diaper Rash Ointment. Works great.
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I also just use the Great Value Brand Diaper Rash Ointment. Works great.
Its the Zinc Oxide that is the miracle worker...my guess is that it is (Walmart) store brand Desitin.
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