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Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Your initial: Description sounds like an inflammation of skin hair follicles or a friction rash or, infrequently a contact type dermatitis (doubt), the fact that it stings suggests that there is some superficial skin breakdown. If the black "dots" brush or wash off easily and you wore a black bra it is just fibers from the bra. Wouldn't know what else would cause that without seeing. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have underArm bruises with on and off rashes, size 36K breasts and try to wear fitting bras and most times I do not wear a bra at home, causes?

I have underArm bruises with on and off rashes, size 36K breasts and try to wear fitting bras and most times I do not wear a bra at home, causes?

Allergy?: Perhaps the rashes are due to an allergy? I would try a different deodorant.
Liquid washing products and clothes drying additives can also be a source of allergic sources.
The bruises might be due to small size bra. Google bra fitting and they tell you how to measure and calculate fit. If bra pinches it could possibly bruise the skin.
Hope these ideas help. ...Read more

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Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

It depends: Sometimes the rash can be caused by an infection whether bacterial or fungal. Keeping it dry is important. Hair dryers after bathing and powders are generally recommended. Weight loss and even breast reduction surgery can be considered in severe cases. Rather than rubbing alcohol I would first try aloe vera or another topical known to soothe and address mild topical infections. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a red like rash under where her bra is just curious what it could be?

My girlfriend has a red like rash under where her bra is just curious what it could be?

Family Practice: It may be a yeast infection. Usually treated with Nystatin mixed with Hydrocortisone if there is itching. She may want to be tested for diabetes if it persists or reoccurs. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

Could be shingles: A rash along your bra line, especially if it is painful, could be shingles. If it persists, you should seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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Have slight rash under boobs where bra hits & then skin rubs together w/o bra on. Wondering what I can do to make it go away or what to treat it with?

Have slight rash under boobs where bra hits & then skin rubs together w/o bra on. Wondering what I can do to make it go away or what to treat it with?

Moisture: This rash is likely secondary to increased moisture underneath your breast. Please try to keep that area dry and see if the rash disappears. If not see your PCP for further management. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rash from the top half of my right butt cheek up the right side of my back to about my bra line. What is this?

What to do if I have a rash from the top half of my right butt cheek up the right side of my back to about my bra line. What is this?

Picture/more hx: It is difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them or obtaining more history. Unilateral "dermatomal" (specific nerve route pattern) suggests shingles. This is due to the chicken pox virus which may remain dormant in nerve. I am unsure from just your description if this is the case - could be allergy to something or poison ivy. I would see MD ...Read more

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I left money in my bra and forgot about it over night and all day I now have an itchy rash will I be ok?

I left money in my bra and forgot about it over night and all day I now have an itchy rash will I be ok?

Likely: You likely have a contact allergy to an ingredients in the paper money or a contaminant on it. Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if it helps. If it gets worse or does not get better, see your doctor. This is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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I have a strange rash inbetween my breasts. I change my bra everyday and am very hygienic, though I sleep with my bra on. How can I get rid of my embarrassing rash? Should I not sleep with my bra?

Rash: I suspect you have a yeast infection on your skin. Your skin doesn't get a chance to dry out cause you wear your bra to bed. I would stop doing that. It has nothing to do with hygiene. Try some over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) and see if that works, if not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful bumpy rash under my breast. Only when I wear underwire bra. Allergy?

Painful bumpy rash under my breast. Only when I wear underwire bra. Allergy?

Possibilities: I agree w the 2 other answers you received. However, direct contact with metal is not common. If the bra is worn out it could expose the underwire. However there is a thick cloth channel surrounding it & the wire is coated in plastic. The underwire can actually break. Yeast infections are not uncommon & excessive pressure from the wire against skin can be problematic. ...Read more

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I have a rash. It started between my breast then went to where my bra sits now it everywhere. It gets dry-skin on it an when it is wet, it iches alot.

I have a rash. It started between my breast then went to where my bra sits now it everywhere. It gets dry-skin on it an when it is wet, it iches alot.

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is a very common inflammatory condition affecting areas of skin that are characteristically in contact with each other, such as the groin, armpits, under the breasts, and skin folds. These areas of skin that are in contact with each other are referred to as the intertriginous zones. Intertrigo is an irritant dermatitis caused by the combination of frictional rubbing, ; moisture. ...Read more

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I've had an itchy rash under my breasts for a few weeks now. I think it is from my sports bra since I run 5x a week. Is this common? Any remedies?

I've had an itchy rash under my breasts for a few weeks now. I think it is from my sports bra since I run 5x a week. Is this common? Any remedies?

Yes: It may be from the rubbing (irritant) or a contact allergy to the rubberized part of the bra. If you sweat a lot, a monilial infection can cause a rash as well-in which case, try antiperspirant under the breasts on a regular basis. ...Read more

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My nipples itch and I had a dry rash on my skin I brought cotton bras at walmart is it the material or the cold weather that dried it up how to cureit?

My nipples itch and I had a dry rash on my skin I brought cotton bras at walmart is it the material or the cold weather that dried it up how to cureit?

Itchy rash: It could be that you have a skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema affecting the nipples. You can try moisturizing with beeswax or another type of lotion or cream. You can also try an over the counter steroid anti-itch cream such as hydrocortisone. If neither help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red rash under my armpits. It is itchy and gets irritated bad when my sports bra rubs on it. How do I get rid of it?

I have a red rash under my armpits. It is itchy and gets irritated bad when my sports bra rubs on it. How do I get rid of it?

Fungal rash: It may be a fungal rash which can be red, itchy and irritating and likely if on both sides. Try an over the counter antifungal cream or powder for a few days, keep the area dry and clean. It may also be a reaction to an antiperspirant or cream you're applying so avoid using anything else in those areas for a while. If it doesn't improve see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hand washed bras, both breasts very itchy (especially when sweaty) underneath and on sides. Why is this? There is no rash

Hand washed bras, both breasts very itchy (especially when sweaty) underneath and on sides. Why is this? There is no rash

PRURITUS/ALLERGY: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg. After labs and allergy testing serum may be needed ...Read more

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What might cause a very itchy rash on one breast only? No new soaps or anything else. Switched to a few different bras also. Been itching for months

What might cause a very itchy rash on one breast only? No new soaps or anything else. Switched to a few different bras also. Been itching for months

Get seen please: See your primary doctor for good history and physical examination, you might be referred, also check this link
http://www. Healthcentral. Com/breast-cancer/c/9692/112905/breasts/
Good luck ...Read more

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I originally wore a sticky bra. It gave me an awful rash. I noticed a almost skin color mole type bump on my breast that was itchy also. Is this bad?

I originally wore a sticky bra. It gave me an awful rash. I noticed a almost skin color mole type bump on my breast that was itchy also. Is this bad?

If reacting to bra..: If skin reacts to a sticky bra's adhesive, or to the material in the bra, she can avoid using that brand of bra. For such an itchy rash, sometimes using a few days of over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream will help the irritated skin get back to normal. A mole in that location would itch too, but should also return to normal. Otherwise, one can get a primary doctor's or dermatologist's exam. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more