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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. 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


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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 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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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

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


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