We respect your privacy. My buxom friends and patients complain of backache, permanent grooves and the difficulty of finding clothes that fit. As a dermatologist, the breast issue I see most often is what can happen underneath them — and that is an uncomfortable, unsightly and malodorous rash called intertrigo.
Rashes under the breasts are quite common. Blame it on the summers or seasonal allergies, these rashes are often unavoidable. Breast rashes can also be an embarrassing affair at public gatherings due to the constant itching.
A rash under your breast or breasts, between the folds of skin is usually caused by a skin condition called intertrigo. It is a very common condition that can occur throughout life. What causes a rash under the breast? How is a rash under the breast treated?
Women rarely talk about one delicate problem that many of them experience. It is especially common at this time of year because of warm, humid weather. These conditions favor the growth of fungus under the breasts that leads to under-breast rash.
Most breast rashes have the same causes as rashes occurring elsewhere on the body. Some rashes occur only on the breast. Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom.
Itchy breasts can be such a predicament. And that's usually no big deal—if you have an itch on your arm, you scratch it. Ditto for your leg.
As well as a red rash, symptoms include itchy and irritable skin, a burning sensation or even broken skin. Breast rashes are a form of dermatitis called intertrigo, a condition characterised by inflammation of the skin folds. The most common causes of sweat rash under breasts are excessive sweating, poor air circulation around the skin and friction between from uncomfortable bras.
Kay Uzoma has been writing professionally since She is a former editor for a national Canadian magazine and holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from York University. A rash under the breast usually develops when the lower breast rests against the skin below.