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Originally Posted by davidspalding
for information purposes only! this post does not constitutes medical diagnosis or recommendation. please discuss all information with your physician.
had this many times during the very hot, very humid summers in MObile, AL. particularly got it on my back, arms, when i would work "TAD" in Gitmo, Cuba, which is hella hot, hella humid, and quite prone to all kinds of fungal thingies. i think some people call this "sun fungus," as you can get it by wearing sweat-soaked clothing in the sun.
i usually had a Selsun shampoo solution (Selenium Sulfide, i thnk), prescrption strength, which i put on for 15 minutes before showering off. have been using OTC Selsun Blue from time to time, the same way, with some results. 7 days was the usual treatment, and it would start going away in 6. naturally, i kept going back for more, year in, year out. no discomfort, i just thought it looked yucky.
a dermatologist here in NC gave me the atom bomb for this: Ketaconazole. it's a pill that apparently turns the sweat into a poison that kills the fungal infection. her prescription (i kid you not): take the tablets, work out heavily, leave the perspiration on my body no less than 8 hours, then wash off. repeat a week later.
it worked. it stank. i don't do it more than once or twice a year if i really "need" it.
bring it up with your doc. mght be your remedy. as for breastfeeding adn doing this treatment ... i would doubt it. sorry. ask for the prescrption strength Selsun stuff. ask dh to smooth it lovingly on the back nightly ... then keep the habit going with other stuff?