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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

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Is it more likely to have an allergy to caffeine, or stimulants in general? Skin rashes appear on lower face and upper chest. Testing for this?

Is it more likely to have an allergy to caffeine, or stimulants in general?  Skin rashes appear on lower face and upper chest. Testing for this?

Quite rare: I don' recall ever seeing someone allergic to caffeine. As each stimualnt drug is quite different chemically from others an allergy to all stimulants is even less likely. There is also no skin or blood test for such an allergy but that doesn't mean it can't be done. A double-blind challenge is the method used to establish a relationship between a cause & an effect. Your local allergist can help. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...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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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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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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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...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