This is a rash I have been suffering from for over a year now. I have all sorts of horrible health complaints, but this one is particularly embarrasing. This rash is actually on the underside of my breast.
I have tried antifungal creams (two types) with limited success – it calms down but never goes away and just comes back with a vengeance once I stop using the cream. It doesn’t look especially bad (as internet rashes go), but it itches like crazy and it’s driving me mad (I am writing this at 1am).
The other thing is that it runs right up to my nipple and I am still breastfeeding twice a day so I can’t really use any antifungal cream over the whole area properly because I’m worried about the baby ingesting it. Sigh.
So, I suspect it’s some kind of candida infection. It started soon after I started breastfeeding – a little bit of milk would leak and run under the breast when I fed on that side.
I know that reducing sugar intake is probably the key thing in getting rid of this. I eat so much sugary food that my sugary blood supply is probably feeding the rash subcutaneously (yeah, I just made that up, but it sounds entirely possible to me).
I’m working on that (finally – why did I put off this self-care journey for so long?). I’m also going to try some extra virgin coconut oil on it, as I can apply it liberally without worrying about my little one.