How to Treat Rash Under Breast That's Itchy and Sore

Say goodbye to itchiness and soreness with these simple treatments

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Redness, itchiness, inflammation, soreness, and irritation are characteristics of skin rashes. 

Rashes under the breasts are one of the discomforting cases of skin sensitivity among women. 

On some occasions, it can be embarrassing to keep on scratching the itchiness caused by rashes while you’re in a public gathering. 

If you’re trying to look for ways to get rid of any rash under breast, you’ll find it in this article. 

What causes rash under the breasts?

Research proved that women are more prone to rashes and have more sensitive skin compared to men. 

Intertrigo is the term for rashes that occurs in many parts of the body. 

This skin condition occurs between the thighs, the underside of the armpits and belly, and even under the breast, which sometimes happens with women who have big breasts.

Or it is caused by yeast, fungal, or bacterial infection due to a warm and moist environment. 

You may also have intertrigo if you have allergies or an auto-immune disease. 

Simple remedies to get rid of rash under breasts

Rashes under breast treatment will depend on the type of cause, and the severity of the condition. 

1. Rash cream

You can easily purchase rash creams available over the counter. Here are examples of typical skin cream to relieve the itchiness, and treat rashes:

  1. Hydrocortisone. This cream is a steroid or corticosteroid medicine. It comes as ointment, cream, or lotion. 
  2. Barrier creams. These types of creams protect the skin from contaminants that may cause skin irritation.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a shrub-like, perennial, and succulent plant known for its health and medicinal properties for thousands of years.

Its triangular fleshy leaves contain the gel, which has the miracles it can offer to our health.

Sometimes, scratching on the affected skin area can cause irritations and get wounded and bled.

Several trial studies have confirmed that aloe vera extract is useful in the healing of skin wounds because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Extract the gel from the aloe vera leaves and apply it to the affected skin area. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water. 

3. Garlic

In vivo and in vitro studies confirmed that garlic contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help cure rashes. 

To make a medicine out of garlic, mince a few cloves and mix it with three spoons of olive oil.

Heat it over low fire until the garlic’s scent and the extract is infused with the oil.

When it’s cooled down, transfer it to a bottle, and that will serve as your garlic oil. Apply the oil over your rash. You can leave it to be overnight. 

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar or ACV is a fermented food product made from apple juice. 

Research has explored the anti-microbial activity of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and found that it can fight against rash-causing microbes.

Dilute three spoons tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in ¼ cup of water. Soak the cotton with the apple cider vinegar mixture and dab it on the affected area.

5. Tea Tree Oil

Studies find out that tea tree oil is effective in fighting the microbial activities of selected intense yeast infection strains (Candida spp.).

This is especially the case when used together with the combination of fluconazole. Fluconazole is a drug used in treating yeast infections such as Candidiasis. 

6. Baking Soda

Baking soda increases the alkalinity of your skin. Using baking soda will reduce itchiness under your breasts. 

Mix a few drops of water to 1 teaspoon of baking soda to create a paste. You have to apply the mixture over the rash, and leave it for 20 minutes.

Then wash it off with water, and dry the skin with a soft and clean towel.

7. Turmeric powder

Research revealed that turmeric has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin, which can help treat rashes under the breasts. 

You’ll need to make a turmeric paste to treat the rash under your breast. Just mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a few drops of water.

Then, rub the turmeric paste on the affected area and leave it for at least 20 min. Rinse the paste off the skin with water, and dry it with a soft and clean towel.

Other tips for rash under breast treatment

  1.  Keep the affected area dry, and find ways to reduce skin-to-skin friction. 
  2. Dry the skin under your breasts after taking a bath. Use a soft and clean towel and gently pat the area.
  3. Use a gentle soap that won’t irritate your skin.
  4. You may need to reduce weight to provide relief from the friction between skin folds.
  5. Find the best-fitting bra with an absorbent material such as cotton. Avoid nylon fibers because it traps moisture.

Takeaway

Rash creams are the conventional treatment for any rash under the breasts. However, it would be best if you saw your doctor before using any ointment or cream.

Your doctor will have to examine the cause of the skin rash so that he/she can prescribe the right cream. 

On the other hand, there are other natural remedies to treat rash under breast. You might be surprised that you already have the ingredients at home. 

See the remedies as mentioned earlier and try which if it works for your best to relieve the discomfort caused by these rashes. 

Make sure to take care of your skin. Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry most of the time to avoid skin irritations and itchiness. 

(Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian)

Dorothy is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and a candidate for a master's degree in Public Health (MPH) major in Public Health Nutrition. She has a passion for teaching to her university students about food, nutrition, and health. Dorothy is a coffee lover and she enjoys traveling, writing, cycling, running, cooking, baking, and cooking.