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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'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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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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Help! I need a good sports bra? I am drooping.

Help! I need a good sports bra? I am drooping.

Get properly fitted: Find a store in your area who have sales personnel that can properly measure and size you and then can recommend an appropriate bra for you to wear to give you the best support for your planned activities and breast size. A bra cannot, however, "un-do" sag that has already developed but it can help it from getting worse. ...Read more

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When ever I wear a sports bra my upper back hurts so much. Why is that?

If you have large: Breasts the sports bra may not be providing adequate support. You need to ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for girls to always wear a sports bra when doing combat sports?

Is it recommended for girls to always wear a sports bra when doing combat sports?

Yes: When exercising, sports bra's do provide the necessary support. In addition, a protective sports bra when performing contact and combat sports are also recommended to prevent bruising and damage to the breast tissue. There are special protective bra's available on the market for just this reason. ...Read more

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If I wear sports bra all the time at 50 will my boobs sag more?

If I wear sports bra all the time at 50 will my boobs sag more?

NO: In fact, the bra helps support the ligaments that keep your breasts from sagging! ...Read more

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Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Not always: Recommend making an investment in your breasts through consultation with a lingerie store that offers custom bra fittings. An example with would be a store like deb winthrops. Most women don't know the optimum size of bra they should be wearing, nor how to select bra for the required use. ...Read more

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Someone told me sleeping with a sports bra is bad over night. Is this true?

Someone told me sleeping with a sports bra is bad over night. Is this true?

Needs more research: Good question! A famous study claims women who wear a bra 24 hours a day have a much higher incidence of breast cancer, but it has received a lot of criticism because women who wear bras at nite tend to be overweight & that is more likely the cause of increased risk.
See http://breastcancer. About. Com/od/riskfactorsindetail/a/bras-breast-cancer. Htm
& (anti-bra): http://www. Brafree. Org/faq. Html. ...Read more

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I have an insect sting what bug could it be? Was in my sports bra.

I have an insect sting what bug could it be? Was in my sports bra.

Many: Some "bugs" do like to cause problems under clothing that rubs the skin.Scabies, chiggers, bed bugs and others use the friction to assist in their invasion of that most important organ-the skin. Your dr or a dermatologist may be helpful here. ...Read more

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To avoid sagging breasts later on in life, should I wear a sports bra and do lots of push ups?

No: Unfortunately none of this is shown to prevent breast aging. It is mostly genetic. The most natural way to maintain breast aesthetics is to maintain form and fill with structural fat grafting or placement of an appropriately sized implant is a structurally sound sub fascias plane. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of armpit fat from wearing a small sports bra for years?

How do I get rid of armpit fat from wearing a small sports bra for years?

Don't think that: Is due to size of your sports bra. Overall weight loss is the only way to deal with this naturally. However, when you do lose weight there is no guarantee where if will come off. ...Read more

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Whenever I take off my sports bra my breasts feel sore sometimes and there is some pain. Why is this?

Whenever I take off my sports bra my breasts feel sore sometimes and there is some pain. Why is this?

Helps to support bre: Sport bras bind the breast close to chest giving the comfort feeling ; when u take it out the breast are sagging ; pulling on ligaments and tissue inside. ...Read more

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Just got a tattoo on my back yesterday, can I exercise? My sports bra would go right over it, and I get infections easily.

Just got a tattoo on my back yesterday, can I exercise? My sports bra would go right over it, and I get infections easily.

Best to wait: A couple more days since you have a history of infections. I've seen tats get infected by getting dirty or sweaty up to 3 days after being placed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy around the chest area when I haven't exercised in a long time? Is it because of my tight sports bra or something else?

Why do I get itchy around the chest area when I haven't exercised in a long time? Is it because of my tight sports bra or something else?

Exercise itch: My best guess is that it is suggest the sweat, which may or may not be obvious. It doesn't have to drip off you to cause an itch. If your in good shape (exercising regularly) you produce less sweat than when you are out-of-shape or deconditioned; in this case your body is more stressed by lower amounts of exercise. I assume the sweat is after you stop. If so, then just shower immediately. ...Read more

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Dr said thickening and fluid buildup in the lower inner quadrant of both breasts due to sports bra being too tight & worn often. How common is this?

Dr said thickening and fluid buildup in the lower inner quadrant of both breasts due to sports bra being too tight & worn often. How common is this?

Get a 2nd opinion: This seems like a very rare event. The symptoms could be symptoms of other things possibly missed by your doctor. Why would a tight sports braw cause this problem? Doesn't make sense to me. ...Read more

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Best sports bra for a breast feeding?

Best sports bra for a breast feeding?

Whatever works: This is a personal choice and will depend on what works best for you. You will need something with good support but comfortable. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is sports bra just as good as a normal bra for every day support?

If the bra fits: Correctly (shape and size) and feels comfortable when you wear it - there is no medical reason not to use that bra for everyday wear. ...Read more

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I have bites over 100 that are the shape of my sports bra...No where else...Front and back...Faded but still itch. What can I do?

I have bites over 100 that are the shape of my sports bra...No where else...Front and back...Faded but still itch. What can I do?

Allergy?: If an itchy rash is the shape of a sports bra, and the rash is going away, it might have been an allergy to something in the bra, a heat rash from sweating under the bra, or something along those lines. If the rash is resolving, trying some Hydrocortisone otc cream 2-3 times a day for 3-4 days usually helps with symptoms. A doctor should evaluate if symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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Does sports bra help or hurt breast tissue?

Neither: Wear whatever makes you comfortable. If you do a lot of aerobics, etc, the sports bra may offer additional support atht will decrease breast discomfort. ...Read more

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Breast pain in one breast, 23 years of age, and good sports bra. Should I worry?

Breast pain in one breast, 23 years of age, and good sports bra. Should I worry?

Not usually: Breast cancer would not be common at all at age 23 and doesn't usually cause pain until very late stages. Pain at age 23 is usually due to hormones or even from the muscles under the breast. Pain from between the ribs or where the ribs attach to the sternum is especially common. Best to be checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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When I wear a sports bra I take it off and I'll have these bumps. They seem like pimples but they are just mere bumps on my back, what are they?

When I wear a sports bra I take it off and I'll have these bumps. They seem like pimples but they are just mere bumps on my back, what are they?

Sports bra rash: Do you wear the sports bra for sports? It is possible the rash is like a heat rash. If you wear the sports bra for any occasion, it is possible there is some contact dermatitis with a constituent of the fabric in the bra. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer from wearing a sports bra?

No - not a risk.: Breast Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral > ...Read more

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My mom has a lump in her breast she has a apointment. Till then should she wear no bra or a sports bra??

My mom has a lump in her breast she has a apointment. Till then should she wear no bra or a sports bra??

Breast mass: Wearing or not wearing a bra should be her choice. It will have no influence on the mass and should be a comfort decision for her. ...Read more

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What's the best sports bra for a woman with breast implants?

What's the best sports bra for a woman with breast implants?

Find your best match: Just like the fact that the same implant will look different on two different women, the same bra will not fit all women with implants the same. You have to find the bra that you are most comfortable in, usually through trying different bras on. ...Read more

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Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

Is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter? How do I know when she is ready for something more than a sports bra?

It can be.: Talk to your pediatrician about your child's development. Puberty can hit some children as early as 9 years old, while other lag behind. The use and fitting of bras is something that you will have to play by ear. ...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