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Loganville, GA

I am 5 weeks PO from BR/BL. My left breast is red (mainly below the nipple) and the skin is "peeling". It looks "angry". The skin is not warm to touch

I am wondering if this could be heat related or fungal? Or, if it is more likely to be some sort of infection? It is blotchy red and a little "rough" to the touch. Looks like it could be eczema or something of the like but the interesting thing is the skin is peeling or flaking off like a sunburn. I have recently started exercising and wondering if the heat bothered it? Perhaps?

My doc's office told me yesterday to keep it dry and to go without my bra for a little while and make sure that my bra is clean and that I have NOTHING on it right now (dressings or lotions). My doc is closed today, so it will be tomorrow before they can look at the picture I emailed to them.

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Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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October 21, 2010 10:58 AM

Based on the information and photo you provided, it is difficult to diagnose your concerns. I recommend consulting with your plastic surgeon regarding your "rash". I would suggest leaving (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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October 21, 2010 9:21 AM

If your Doctor is out of town then there should be a doctor covering the practice.
Without examination we cannot make a diagnosis . Contact the office of your doctor again for a proper (more)
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Miami, FL
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October 21, 2010 2:40 AM

Seek medical or urgent care for antibiotics just to be safe. Until you can see the surgeon. (more)
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