The one where I talk about boob sweat and rashes

by - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

You've been warned.

I've got this... rash between my boobs.  It's not itchy, or painful... but it's there and I don't want it to be.

I originally thought it was heat rash, and followed all of Dr. Google's advice to get rid of it (sadly, I can't stop being hot and sweaty, but I tried most other things that were in the realm of reason).

Needless to say, it isn't heat rash, and it's still there.

So, my next visit to Dr. Google suggested maybe I have a fungal infection (yeah... like a fucking yeast infection) on my chest.  It's common says Dr. Google and the multiple women on a message board I found (or at least I'm telling myself that) - especially those with bigger boobs.

Off to the store I go to buy some over-the-counter anti-fungal medication.  Everyone online suggested a brand we don't have in Canada, but I made note of the chemical compound that was in it hoping there was something like that in the Great White North.

Turns out there is.  Canesten.  

Which is marketed to both men and women - to men (mostly I'd imagine since they have gross feet) as a cure for athlete's foot, and to women (mostly because they have vaginas) as a cure for yeast infections.

Now we get to the point of this post (you had to know it wasn't just about boob sweat and rashes)...

The active ingredient is the same... Clotrimazole 1% w/w.

The size of the tube is the same... 15 g.

But the Canesten for women costs more!  $.70 more!  $7.99 for "athelete's foot Canesten" and $8.69 for "yeast infection Canesten".  I know that's not a lot... but seriously?

What the actual fuck?  I'm supposed to pay extra for something in a pink package because it's marketing for my vagina and not my feet?

So... lesson learned... if I ever get a yeast infection I'm treating it with athlete's foot cream.

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