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I am a 60 yr old woman ,,, woke up this morning with an

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Hi I am a 60 yr old woman ,,, woke up this morning with an angry looking red ( tender to the touch) quite large patch starting at my left breast and going down my tummy ,,, there are also 3 quite big red spots ,, not all in the same place ,,, it seems to only be on the left side apart from a small area in between my breasts at my bra line ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi and sorry for the delay. Any chance of your posting a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry don't know how to do the photo thing ,,, it seems to be a rash that has joined to become a large red area ,,, but still a rash further down my tummy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

No problem Christine.

Is the skin with the rash smooth or raised or flaky?

Any tenderness or itching?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is slightly raised and a bit tender to touch ,,, not itchy at all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK. There are a few possibilities here. Since it isn't at all itchy it doesn't sound like either a fungal/yeast infection or an allergic reaction, although those are both still possibilities.

If it's tender it sounds more like cellulitis--skin infection.

For now, you can try some oral benadryl and apply Eucerin or calendula cream three times a day and see if it subsides in a day or two.

If it doesn't, you should have a doctor take a look at it since you might need antibiotics

Let me know if you need any more information please Christine

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