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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My left breast has been itching and has a minor rash. My whole body also itches, and its very cold in here. Could this be allergies or cancer?

My left breast has been itching and has a minor rash. My whole body also itches, and its very cold in here. Could this be allergies or cancer?

Not cancer: Cancer usually does not itch you need to have someone examine the area if the problem persists. However you may simply have dry skin for which applying a moisturizer immediately after bathing may help. Then it may also be from a contact allergy especially if you had worn a new bra which had not been washed prior. ...Read more

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I am getting rashes under my breasts from long distance running. They are very painful. How do I still long distance run sans rash?

I am getting rashes under my breasts from long distance running. They are very painful. How do I still long distance run sans rash?

Inter trigo: Fungus thrives in the moist warm areas of the body like arm pits & under the breasts etc Apply anti fungal cream after making the area dry. Tea tre oil is a good anti fungal agent- now available in most stores- Walmart,CVS,Walgreens etc etc. ...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 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?

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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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