How To Get Rid Of A Rash Under Breasts

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7. Tea Tree Oil

tea tree essential oil

Tea tree oil has antifungal properties and hence it can be used topically to treat a breast rash. It will also prevent the growth of fungus and infection.

  1. Mix six drops of pure tea tree oil in four tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in this oil and apply it on the rash.
  3. Massage the area gently so that the oil penetrates deep into the skin.
  4. Do this right after taking a shower and again before going to bed. Usually you can notice positive results within a few days.

Note: Using tea tree oil straight on your skin without diluting may cause skin irritation.

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8. Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Aloe vera helps soothe the itching and burning sensation caused by rashes under breasts. It also helps heal the skin and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can also combine it with turmeric as it has antiseptic properties.

  • Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes. You need not wash it off.
  • You can also use aloe vera gel mixed with a little turmeric powder. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off.

Use aloe vera a few times daily on your skin until the rashes heal completely.

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  1. patricia vaughn April 26, 2013, 12:20 am

    I use cheep diaper rash cream under my breasts when hot out, it stops me from hurting from sweat . I also use cheep diaper rash cream for my groin area when sweating or better yet , if you know it will be a hot day , put it on first thing in the morning to prevent any redness that hurts. I been doing it for a very long time. and other people doing it with great results too.

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    • What kind of cream do u use

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    • Under my right breast is now always itching and nothing I try seems to work. Not deodarant, nystatin, not antibiotic creams, powder, nothing like this. My other breast is fine, unless I sweat(I am big busted and sweat when hot but nystatin always helped this) this right one just constantly itches even after cleaning. I have also noticed a bit of peeling under it but I have no lumps or anything under there, or under my arm. Why is it doing this and what can I do? It is so irritating! Ty all.

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      • I use Milk of Magnesia..its sounds strange but it works..Dab it on with a cotton ball let it dry. Then I put powder on..I sweat alot because I live in AZ 112..hope this helps

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  2. patricia vaughn April 26, 2013, 12:33 am

    I use antiperspirant deordent for my feet to stop them from sweat . works well under breast area when sweat is coming on

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  3. I rub Aloe Vera gel and wash with cold water. Keep the digestive system clean. Drink plenty of fluids. Vegetarian food helps a lot in maintaining the skin during summer.

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  4. Betty. A. Duffy May 13, 2013, 11:46 pm

    I have all of the above. Rash .when i.go to bed my breast are totally
    “””Red”””” my gmail Dr. Told me that it was a fungus and he was always writing scripts for Nystatin.If you can Please tell me if the underarm deodorant is good and will not cause Infection
    I would be feeling
    A lot better.My Dr retired and I Am 74 Years old,Can you please be gracious enough to help me,it never goes away!!! I used Corn Starch and to no avail,nothg! Thank you for any help you can give..Betty Ann

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    • I use yeast infection medicine if it gets really bad and it works great. I use the stuff you put on the outside not inside your private area.

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    • I will get this rash when it is hot and I sweat, To clear it up, wash with soap and water and then allow to dry completely. Use diaper rash cream and spread a thin layer on all areas affected. This should clear up the problem. In the summer put on a thin layer and it should prevent reoccurrance.

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    • Dear Betty,
      I know it’s been a year since your post, and I hope you have found a good remedy. Your skin is thinner than most sufferers and I’m sure your doctor loved prescribing you all kinds of temporary relief… We all know too well that with this insurance fiasco that everyone needs immediate attention and get so down and out with the beuocracy nonsense! Advice for those over 64 is to follow the same estimate given to those suffering from diabetes 2. Get plenty of vitamin D to help the healing process. Change our diet like theirs too. Degree deodorant is the best to keep dry, but then you’ll get too dry. That’s when you use strong antifungal creams like athletes foot. And like your mother and grandmother before you, vinegar becomes a new best friend for almost anything. Heck add cream of tartar powder and make a paste. It’s cheaper and as funny as it may sound, it will also clean stubborn stains on everything from fabric to burned pots and pans. (Even jewelry). Listen to your body. You may be craving cinnamon, pineapples, bananas, and even spicy Indian foods. Cinnamon sticks (not the ground powder because it becomes slimy) is good in your hot drinks – lowerrs your blood sugar and pressure. Blueberries produce oxygen in your blood and helps good cellular growth. Pineapples cleans out the toxins. Cumin and tamaric and bay leaves spices also good for your body in various forms. Cut of from all processed foods. Cut back on soda’s and crystal lite drink mixes. More vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and onions. Bless you dear and good luck.

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  5. I didn’t have anything to put on my rash and it was itching like crazy. I found some orajel severe pain formula in my medicine cabinet, and rubbed it on the redness. Within seconds I stopped itching, and burning. I felt such a relief. Its been about 45minutes and its still working.

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  6. Gold Bond medicated powder works wonders for more than feet. Vet recommended it for our dog’s ear infection which was a yeast type problem. Works under the breasts and between toes. up until fairley recently every woman and lots of men used bath powders to absorb sweat and stay dry, don’t know why they have fallen out of fasion, except that big pharma and cosmetic companies can make more money out of selling all the creams and cures for itchy skin caused by dampness.

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    • Gold bond sounds like my next trick. For the moment I’m using mentholatum/ like vicks. It gas a cooling affect..this forum helps a lot.

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  7. i had the problem,i used oil and massaged it for 5mins and took bath, repeated. Also during day time whenever i get time i wiped that area with cotton to remove sweat. this soled my problem

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  8. rosey, does the oil workkkk i cant take this rush no longer it looks like its spreading

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  9. Okay, I used to get it so bad, I swear it was so hot underneath my breasts, it would get red and painful, like a welt. This is what works for me.

    1. prevention: vaseline to protect the skin from the sweat, just like diaper rash.

    2. cure: hydrocortisone cream for a little relief, If that doesn’t work, yeast infection cream underneath several times a day, (that one came from my doctor).

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    • Canesten or hydrocortisone cream put on after gentle washing and dry area well apply cream twice a day it will be gone in no time.

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    • Ireney, l am 63 years old, and l have found Vaseline does help me as well, l am also using Bipanthem cream, it also helps, but l really think it was the bra that bought it on, l was wearing crop tops and never had a problem, till l started using a proper bra. We will see what happens in a few days.

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  10. okay i used to get it really bad and i have used cornstarch and the rash was gone less then a day works very while…

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  11. Try Anti Monkey butt powder(theres actually a picture of a monkey on the bottle). They sell it at Walmart and is about 5 dollars for a big bottle of it. Use it to not only heal, but prevent.

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  12. i use zeasorb powder its for jock itch. its great.

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  13. I have tried bag balm and it clears it up in a few days.

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  14. I am currently suffering from that dreaded problem of us big busted girls. Powders are only a temporary solution for me. I’ve found that A&D ointment rubbed in gently does the trick for the rash and actually seems to cure it.

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    • Baking sodaaa! Sprinkle on wet wash cloth while showering GENTLY wash all around area. vinegar was already advised, both work well, especially if there is odor. However, be sure vinegar is diluted , full force vinegar can burn skin!

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    • I have had the same problem for almost 4 months. Dr’s gave me ointments, saying it was yeast. Some relief, but skin was still red and itchy. Three days ago I started applying pure coconut oil and gently rubbing in. After 24 hours ..really.. I saw major improvement and three days later no burning, and skin color is not as red/bruised looking.

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  15. I contracted this “problem” on a hiking trip a year ago. Thought id gotten a bug bite or rash but it got worse and worse. This problem is so embarassing and painful. Ive left events because of the itching and discomfort. After trying EVERYTHING I could find online, even the $50 austrialian breast rash cream, I discovered I had the cure in my pantry. COCONUT OIL!!! Ita stopped the blistering and ofensive odor. I soak cotton balls in it and carry in a ziplock bag when travelling, just incase. Its not cured the problem completely, but has greatly diminished the severiy and with regular use, the rash is all but gone.

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  16. I have a heat rash under my breasts – doesn’t hurt, doesn’t itch – and have gotten rid of it in about 48 hours by doing this: Use Desitin (or some other baby rash cream) in the morning over the affected area. Then at night, powder with Gold Bond medicated powder. It’s almost cleared up completely in two days. Good luck, this worked for me and I’m really grateful.

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  17. My dermo doc says it is a yeast infection and to use Monastst. Yes it is the same med you use to clear a vagina lnfection. I tried all he other BS remiedies and none worked. Don’t waste anymore time with them. Momastst is not an overnight cure, nothing is.

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  18. After shower dry area thorougly and rub a few drops of pepermint oil and A and D ointment. Cures itch and burn immediately.

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  19. I have had this rash under my breasts for over 3 years I’ve been to the doctor who gave me steroid cream but still I have the rash I’m going to try all of the above solutions to see if any of them work

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    • Arrid Extra DRYOriginal spray used every day and after every shower will clear up this rash and keep it gone. Do not purchase it with a scent it will burn.

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  20. I also get those rashes from working out and sweating,! I really think the yeast in your body is out of balance! Candida so work on eating less foods with yeast! Try yeast free diet for a while! And yes wash and keep the area clean and dry at all times. Anti fungal cream like nystatin is the best but needs a prescription. Also try rolling up soft cotton tissues or napkins and keep them under the breasts to absorb any moisture!

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  21. Often these rashes are yeast related. When I develop one I use a yeast infection mediated cream and it clears it up. However, it is also important to treat your bras or the problem will keep coming back. Wash your bras, either by hand or in the washing machine, and add one small cap full of tea tree oil (its strong stuff, don’t overdo it) to the water, clears everything up! I also do this with my underwear anytime I have a vaginal yeast infection.

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    • can you add it with other clothes too? or just wash all bras and underwear together? ive never had a vaginal yeast infection but i get rashes under my breasts all the time, especially since i started working out more.

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  22. Thanks lots of informative information

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  23. I will give all these a try. Thanks.

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  24. Hi everybody.
    I am taking care of a 83 years old dialysis patient,who can take only cloth wash.
    Today I just realize she has breast rush one of her breast.i just texted her nurse ,I have get replied yet.
    I don’t know if is a yeast enfections or just a rush .but I will use balmex diaper rush cream..

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  25. I get that problem from time to time. My grandmother gave me athletes foot cream. It helps with the rash and gaulding I get. I swear it works

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  26. CHLORHEXIDINE SOAP WILL RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM

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  27. I’ve got hives, they’re spreading. I’ve got almost a purple rash that’s peeling the skin off and it’s blood red with severe itching and burning. I woke today and it’s now under the other breast. My husband got antifungal/yeast infection cream and so far, the pain is gone and I got a cooling sensation. I use Gold Bond BODY POWDER not foot powder to prevent this and it does work. It’s a hard product to find. I have to get it a Walgreens usually. The powder actually comes in a spray too but when I’m broken out it hurts to use. I also find taking a very soft tube sock (very clean of course) and simply tucking it between my bra and breast helps with pain, keeps the area dry and helps with itching. I don’t like using paper, it curls up and can drop out of your shirt. I’m currently taking a cotton ball and straight antiseptic to it right now because it’s so bad to kill any bacteria. It hurts/stings like crazy but it does dry things up right away.

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  28. I swear Im not trying to be funny! I lived all summer at a campground in my camper. This rash happened to me. I knew that it was from sweating so much and my bra irritating it. I also went to dr. got creams that didnt work, tried antifungal creams and put a soft pieco of cotton cloth between my bra and skin. That helped but I was absolutely miserable. Now, I dont know how perfect your bodies are in but Im not heavy Im 5″6 weigh 150, BUT I have had 4 kids and am 54 years old so I finally realized (after trying to just go without abra) that until I got my boobs up off the sore ares that nothing was going to work. Moisture just made it worse. So I bought some generic antifungal powder and put that on after I showered then I (dont laugh) used masking tape at bedtime to keep my boobs up where they use to be before children. About 3 nights of that and mine went away, and mine was so bad that the red was shiny!! I blamed my kids for that one.

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  29. Hey yall, I have a red rash under my boobs. It hurts and stinks and stings…is their any over the counter meds that I can use to get rid of this. I wear a underwire bra and my boobs r 38dd where for a 29yr to me lol. Anyways I need help! Please help!

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  30. Go to the dollar store…
    Go to the aisle with the foot/jock sprays..
    Grab a can..
    When you get home, spray under your breasts.

    It’s going to burn. But I PROMISE you. This will give you relief QUICKLY and for a LONGER period of time.

    I tried gold bond. .itching was persistent. .
    Tried oil after shower.. helped a little.. but I’m used to having very fine breasts. . And without that cheap anti fungal jock spray they would not be at their current glory…

    Save $10. Go to the dollar store.

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  31. Hi guys.
    2 days ago i noticed a big rash under my breast so i searched about and i got info that its a yeast infection. So at first i tried the turmeric solution it worked well but later i found that my dad have BETADINE Antiseptic ointment for bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and sporicidal. It work really well in less than 24 hour the rash and the red spot are gone. I used it 2 times a day after bath.

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  32. I have suffered with the moisture and irritation of under the breast rashes for years (since I began running). Now, as the warm weather is coming on, I decided to jump the gun and get some relief before the irritation becomes unbearable. In the past I used ‘Bag Balm’ antiseptic ointment (a greasy vaseline type ointment made for…cow udders between my breast and sports bra. It worked well, but ruined my expensive bras.Today, I bought the diaper rash cream ‘Penaten’, and bought a Bali no under-wire bra to wear around the house to give my breasts a bit of ‘lift’ off my abdominal area. The relief was nearly immediate. Not only does the white cotton bra absorb excess moisture, but the Penaten form a barrier between my skin and any moisture. Also, the bra is so comfortable and soft, I can sleep in it. Bali has ‘prettier’ bras with the same basic structure which I’m sure would work for a night out with a bit of drying/anti-itch powder.

    As the hot weather comes on, I may consider a Monistat type remedy if need be, and perhaps a drying/anti-itch powder (like Gold Bond) should my present ‘fix’ not hold. But for the time being, a cotton bra (no wire, but with a two inch or so band beneath the breasts to keep them ‘elevated’, and the barrier cream gave me near immediate relief). During exercise a good sports bra (not too tight) with moisture wicking properties should do the trick. I believe this is a ‘trial and error’ type situation, as we all have unique bodies and situations. For me, the common sense ‘no moisture’ and ‘lift’ is a good place to start. I wish you all luck, as I know very well how aggravating this condition can be. Also, if OTC tinkering doesn’t provide reasonable relief within a reasonable time – PLEASE see your Dr.

    Good luck!

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  33. My problem is I have the itchy red rash on the sides of my breast.. I’ve used almost everything mentioned a few that I haven’t I will try. Its mostly my left breast that has the problem. It will itch to the nipple also driving me crazy.. I am big busted woman 50 yrs old so if any other suggestions please let me know. I have been to Dr creams that don’t work & I have had a mammogram so all ok there. Thank You

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  34. Can anyone tell me what,s happening. My both breasts underneath are blood red and very painful. They also feel swollen. When washing underneath the pain is unbearable. Under the left breast, the skin is cracked open. I,m using baby wipes to cleanse underneath both breasts, patting dry. Then applying peneten cream ,used for diaper rash.This is the first time I have had this. However, as of yet, no itching.

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  35. I used to have rash issues under my DDs. I don’t exactly remember what I used to treat it, but I do recall that, even when I had the rash, I used Shower to Shower powder underneath my girls. The rash cleared right up. I use Shower to Shower powder every day and this keeps all rashes & irritation at bay. Once, I used some off-brand baby powder instead of Shower to Shower, and the following day I had irritation underneath my boobs. I went back to Shower to Shower because nothing else, in my experience, absorbs the moisture as well. It can be a little hard to find, even at chain drugstores, but it’s always in stock at my local K-Mart. Hope this helps!!

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  36. I think this kind of rash is called Intertrigo. I get it every now and then (particularly during hot summers). Intertrigo is a rash that you get in the folds of your skin. I use a gel/ointment with salicylic acid. It works wonders. Underwired bras are not recommended but full support bras without underwires are.

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  37. I have had this rash for months; under the breasts and right between my lower stomach (sorry, I have a stomach roll). Dermatologist said this is like a yeast infection; very common for living in FL because of the humidity and put me on hydrocotizone 0.2 and Ketoconazole cream 2% which was definitely helping but not completely resolving the rash. Started in December and dr. gave me 3 refills. Went to refill and price of prescriptions went from $8 to $52 for hydrocorizone and $8 to over $35 for Ketoconazole; outrageous! Thanks for everyone for your input to alternatives because can’t afford this craziness for prescriptions. I see several alternatives I can try that won’t rob my purse!

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    • Try Milk of Magnesia I got a bottle at the dollar store. Dab it on with a cotton ball and let it dry then do the other one. I have the same thing because I sweat alot living in AZ at 115 is no fun..hope this helps

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  38. Ive recently had this problem to the point where it was uncomfortable to sleep. but my partner gave me pinetacil and hydrocortisone cream and it has helped a lot. i just washed it with pinetacil, pat dry and then rubbed on the cream. i did this twice a day and it has worked wonders. it has gone from looking angry red and faded a lot. now i realise a good bra is best for me and not those bras that are meant to shape to your body. no good for busty women

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  39. LADIES…. I HAVE THE ANSWERS:
    I work in entertainment with actresses and use this on myself: 100% works!

    SUMMER’S EVE- FEMININE DEODORANT SPRAY- In any scent or no scent…I have read all the above posts…Had this issue since my “girls” have grown to a 36H- I am not fat- and in athletic shape and always on the go and my boobs are NEVER DRY under the bra. HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO- I figured it out and it works perfect!
    1- Before getting dressed in AM: Use Summer’s Eve Deodorant Spray Under Your Breasts and between you groin/thigh area. (why not keep this area dry too right!)
    2- Enjoy the clean scent of the Summer’s Eve (your choice in scent)
    3- Grab a couple paper towels (Preferable the kind that tear in 3 sections)
    4-Put on your bra
    5-Place a section of the paper towel under each breast- (scrunch it up and you stick it up there) this creates a barrier between your skin and your bra- so the sweat will be absorbed into the paper towel and not back in your skin as to why it cause a yeast rash.
    5.Place another paper towel section up inside between your breats.
    6. Repeat until you feel you have created a great barrier between your skin/breast and your bra.
    7.Carry a quart size bagggie with clean cottonrounds and small container of seabreeze. (I transfer some into those travel size squeeze bottles)
    8.Use the seabreeze dampened cotton rounds to cool you down around your neck-wrists and between your breasts. This is prevent excess sweat from starting and keep you as dry as possible.

    HOPE THIS HELPS LADIES!
    KEEP THOSE TA TA’S DRY AND HEALTHY!!!

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  40. All great advice. I too battle these rashes in the summer months. I have tried many of these suggestions. Bacitracin zinc ointment works well for me. In a couple of days it resolves. I try to check daily for signs of irritation and take care of it in the early stage.

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  41. I have the sweat , red, itchy problem. Bigger on top which causes it, I am now using a vagina cream which my hubby got for his skin from his Skin Dr, it is helping, but still red, not as bad, but itchy too. I need to buy som Eummers Eve as the prior post Sadi and use cotton between breasts. Thanks for all the tips, living in a Texas is HOT in summer :(

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  42. First of all I am a nurse with a big chest and occassionally/ mainly in hot summer months I have gotten the dreaded rash. The best preventative is arm & hammer unscented anti perspirant deodorant. We use it on obese patients with lots of skin folds and it is a great preventative. (Really any brand would work unscented)If you already have the rash, keep it dry by using a cotton t-shirt cut into large squares that can be placed under the breast area. Once rash is gone use deodorant everyday under breasts just like you do under your arms.

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    • I tried power to keep dry but it didn’t last. I get a rash just under the breast where the band catches all the sweat. Out of desperation to keep sweat off a raging rash at work (I’m a horrific sweater) I grabbed 2 pantie liners I put them in my bra. The adhesive strip kept them secured to my bra for the shift.

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  43. I am currently going through it with the burning, itching, and irritation. The only thing I have at the moment is calomine lotion. Has anyone used that before and if so does it work?

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  44. Powder foot spray use to work for me in the past but no longer does.now I wash with epson salt twice a day when I have this problem its slow at healing. What can I use now that will give me a a faster cure??

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  45. I have suffered with this many times and my quick fix is always the same. Wash in cold water, pat dry, let the air around it and then use baby powder. Works for me every time!

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  46. I also have the dreaded breast rash. Painful, itchy, burning, stinky, sweaty mess. When mine comes on I use apple cider vinegar and cornstarch based powder. My mom used to use shower to shower. Thanks for the earlier tip, I didn’t know where to get it. After it subsides I use powder every day, not just the hot months. It is nice to know I’m not alone, this is miserable! Thank you to you all!!!

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  47. Oh boy, someone else knows about this rash. In the hot weather the perspiration and chafing under my breasts is a problem. So, I stopped wearing a bra for a week and it went away. NO small feat either , I used to be a 32b and now a 50 ddd and people stared at me but at least the rash went away. I wore my bra and the rash came back. I thought is was soap residue. I went without a bra and now the rash is back. To get rid of it I gently washed with a sinkful of water with alittle baking soda in it. Dried gently, and made sure I was all dry. I did this 4 times a day, and the rash went away. Now it’s back again— this is the 5th time since the hot weather started with humidity—I have some desitin and I will give this a try today. Thanks all for the advice and experience posted about this rash

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  48. Invest in an aloe plant, cut pieces of the leaves and remove the skin and just apply like a gel,
    Stick the leaf in the freezer for a little while if you need an immediate cooling. The stuff has worked miracles with my sun burns, regular burns, insect bites, minor scratches and a wide array of rashes.
    There’s also a breast “antiperspirant” product on the market but I’m sure lotion and baby powder is a cheaper and equally effective way to deal with our boob-sweat

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  49. I tried the milk of magnesia and with keeping the area dry as much as possible is working for me. I Feel so much better.

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  50. Thankyou everyone for the suggestions. Will be trying them out to see if anything works for me .

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  51. This summer has been the worse for my under breast/between breast rash. Driving me nuts. I have taken all the above advice and will surely try every one until I find what works for me. You want big breasts??? You can have them! UGH!! Thanks all for your opinions and help. Thank the Lord above for the Internet!!!

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  52. I have used Sesame oil for the last 5 years and have never had any rashes since using it. It is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and has good healing properties. Not a sales pitch as I have nothing to do with the company that sells it, just works good to keep skin smooth and soft and feeling good. The company is Youthing Strategies dot com. My mom (87) has a severe rash under her breasts and we use Bag Balm on it. You can get it at the drug store. It works good to heal the soreness and the rash. We used it on her bedsores and they were gone within a week. The nurse was amazed!

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  53. I’m 6 months pregnant and noticed a rash under my breast. At first it just itched and was red. I used baby oil, hydrocortisone and baby powder it just got worse and developed a thick white yeast-like coating and an odd smell. So I asked a pharmacist and he advised using clomitrazole, an over the counter cream. Not even 24 hours after applying the first time there was improvement. The white film is gone and it no longer itches or hurts.

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