Many women suffer from discomfort, or even pain, caused by breast rash.

Breast rash is a condition where the area of skin under, or on, the breast becomes red, irritated, and chaffed.

This condition is usually caused by sweating, or wearing an ill fitting bra.

It can also be the symptom of an allergic reaction to a new soap or material. In either case the area may become hot, scaly, or itchy.

Fortunately, this condition is not contagious or serious. In most cases, the rash on breast will go away in just a few days.

If you feel uncomfortable, you might consider using things such as powder or cornstarch to stop the chafing. However, for additional relief there are many other things that can be done.breast rash

1. Creams to Provide Relief

There are many types of creams that can be very effective in helping with breast rash. These creams will seal off the area, preventing moisture, air, or fabric from causing further irritation.

Consider the following creams if you are suffering from breast rash:

  • Diaper Rash Ointment such as Desitin or A&D Ointment.
  • Petroleum Jelly in either generic or name brand form.
  • Tiger Balm is a natural gel that can eliminate the penetration of moisture.
  • Bag Balm which is normally used for cattle but is completely safe for humans.
  • Emu Oil which includes natural minerals that aid in the healing process.

2. Antihistamines Can Provide Relief

If your breast rash is caused by an allergic reaction, you can take antihistamines to relieve the itching, irritation, and heat found within the rash.

These medications work very quickly, and can provide relief within minutes. Common medications such as Benadryl will work very well for this condition. You can also find gels that can be applied topically for treatment.

Wear the Right Clothes

When you have a breast rash it is best to wear loose fitting clothes that will not cling to the skin. If your rash on breast is caused by an ill fitting bra, you will need to discontinue wearing it.

It may also be helpful to wear a soft sports bra for a few days, until the rash lessens. Generally, underwire bras or stiff lace designs will be more irritating than cotton or stretch material.

Hot Baths for Relief

Taking a hot bath can help in many different ways. First of all, a bath will remove any thing that is irritating the skin such as lotions or deodorant. Second, a hot bath can help to relieve pain or itchy skin.

Heat is generally very soothing when your skin is irritated or inflamed. If you don’t have time to soak in a hot bath you might consider using hot, wet washcloths applied to the area for relief. You can also rotate hot and cold wash clothes for additional relief.

The key to eliminating any skin rash is quickly discovering what the cause is, and eliminating any irritants. The quicker you treat the condition, the quicker you will find relief and begin the healing process.