Expert Advice for Redness & Pain Below Breasts

Expert Advice for Redness & Pain Below Breasts
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

I have redness and pain below my breasts. Can you help me understand what's causing this discomfort? It's been bothering me for a while, and I want to take the right steps to address it?



Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find below our response to your query.


As a dermatologist, I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing discomfort. The rash under your breasts could be due to several factors such as heat rash, contact dermatitis, fungal infection, or intertrigo, which is irritation often caused by friction and moisture. However, without a physical examination, it's hard to provide an accurate diagnosis. I strongly advise you to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider or a dermatologist. They can examine the area, possibly perform a culture test if necessary, and provide appropriate treatment. In the meantime, try to keep the area clean and dry. Avoid using any new soaps, lotions, or detergents that could potentially be causing an allergic reaction. Wear breathable fabrics to reduce sweating and friction. Do not attempt to self-treat with over-the-counter creams or powders without consulting a healthcare professional, as some products may worsen the condition. Remember, it's important to get a proper diagnosis for effective treatment.



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