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Rash Around Breasts
I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?
Probably.: That's the most likely cause, yes. Try an otc antifungal cream, and keep the area as dry as possible with talcum powder. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist, but it probably will. Recurrences are common. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8-yo has dry skin bumpy rash heaviest on upper body. Big flat rash above arm pit. 3 reddish around waist. Stom bug 4 wks ago.New vitamins&new house?
Right breast; small, firm, tender lump. Both breasts aches, clear discharge from one of the small bumps around the right breasts nipple, chest pains?
Red rash under breasts, around arms at shoulders, chest and stomach, seems to be spreading. What could it be?
I have crusty itchy red rashes around both areolas. On my left breast, the rashes are also on the skin of the breast. I'm 25, not breastfeeding. Help!
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
Outbreak of 'eczemza-type rash', brown discoloration above breast, red lumps in armpits. Am I right!?
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?
Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more