I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
My pcp suggested the same ointment you would use for a yeast infection. Something like Monostat ointment. She said.
From corn starch as it feeds on yeast. Not sure this is a yeast infection though. If you want your insurance to pay for the plastic.
That removes the apron you may want to make an appointment with your pcp and get it documented. I.
It heals quickly for you. Not only does it hurt but can be stinky too. lol..
You should let your doctor know for sure! Document, Document, Document, you might want to have a tummy tuck later on and this could get you one paid for by the insurance. It won't be called a tummy tuck tho, it's a pannsomethingorother but Callie can fill you in on the technical terms. But keeping it dry and using powder helps...
Is called a panniculectomy and may be covered by your insurance. I agree, document everything and include pictures of the sores. Corn starch is not good for these sores, I have heard monostat is although alwasys check with your physician..
Definately get this documented by your regular doctor. And have him write you a prescription for some cream. Usuallly just something over the counter that insurance won't cover, but it's your proof your seeking treatment for reoccurent rashes/sores. This proof will help greatly with your insurance company if you ever decide to get this apron removed after your weight loss is done. I'm currently going through the process with my insurance company and plastic surgeon. It is called a panniculectomy..
What has worked for me on these sores under the apron is #1 keep the area clean as possible. Shower and make sure to really soap under the apron daily with an antibacterial body wash. #2 Diaper rash cream, like desitin works very well at healing denuded skin and protecting from wetness that happens when we sweat. It also sticks really well to the skin so no need to reapply all day long, just once after you shower..
If this rash turns into something bright red, then you need a lotrimin cream, which is an antifungal used for athletes foot, but works the same for this fungal infection under the apron..
If your rash begins to smell and be red and produce a white gunky substance. Then thats a yeast infection and you can treat with a cream like Monistat used for vaginal yeast infections, same use in this situation..
You should do each treatment for at least 14 days to make sure it doesn't come back, and it's completely healed..
Good luck and.
A lot of times it can be a yeast infection and you need to get some athletes foot cream to totally get rid of it. I can usually just wash it good with hot water then spread vaseline all over it..
Something that always helped me and I know sounds really weird is putting a paper towel (Sparkle works great)under the apron. It absorbs any moisture and helps keep the sores from spreading or getting worse. I did it for years. Especially great in the summer...
Along the line of Shedwards thinking, I had a surgeon tell me to place a cotton hand towl or cotton diaper under there to keep the skin from touching. It also absorbs sweat..
I get the same problems under my breasts..
And yes, do as others have said, visit the Dr. and get it on record that you are having problems..
I'm a certified wound care nurse and I have the bestest suggestion for belly fold sores....It's called Kerlex AMD. It's a rolled guaze that is medicated with antimicrobials. It's a large roll, and you can just cut whatever size you want off. Place a piece under your belly, in your panties, in your bra, any where you can put a layer of the stuff in. It will keep you dry and kill the bacteria/yeast building up down there. I used it on my mom and it took 1 day to clear it up....Awesome stuff..
Hi friends. I developed some sores under my apron this week. One of them is raised a bit. They are sore to the touch and I keep adjusting my underwear and pants to make sure that nothing touches the sores. I'm not too worried that this is something serious as they are not close to any incision sites. I guess I doubt that they are a result of an infection.
I do shower and clean there everyday and I'm super careful to dry it off so moisture doesn't stick around there. I put Acquafor on the sores, but I'm wondering if I should go to the doctor and get something else to help heal things up...
Also, I think creams of any kind are bad. They will keep moisture in the area. You can fold a dry wash cloth under your folds too, if you are just sitting at home. The best thing is let it get air. So lie down and let everything hang out! WOO HOO! Just wash and dry thoroughly and let it all hang out!.
PS. You can get the Kerlex AMD at any pharmacy for about 3.50 a roll. Or you can buy it in 4x4 guaze. Works great!..
I love kerlex. I had to use alot of that for the complications I had after my panniculectomy and it does work great...
See I knew Callie would have the answer! Thanks for bailing me out again Callie!..
Wow. Thank you so much for all of your suggestions. You guys are so nice and helpful!..
I would go to your doctor with it cause if you plan on a tummy tuck down the road this situation could be documented twords it to have your insurance cover it..
I haven't lost much weight yet but I have had a fold in my tummy since I have had 3 c sections. I always make sure it's very dry then I use a little baby powder to help keep it dry later, so far I haven't had any sores in about 8 months... I realize I am prob gonna wanna stop doing this so I can document sores when I get them SO I can have it removed at a later date... I have 110 lbs to lose so I got a long way, but I just started and I have my whole life ahead of me!.