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    Default Rash or acne around breasts?

    Hello ladies ,

    For a couple of months I've had an itchy, red patch of skin underneath my breasts near where my bra fits around my chest. I think this may be like a heat rash or just irritation due to milk leaking and then my bra rubbing against my chest. It was on one side but now I have an itchy red patch on both sides. Also I've noticed tiny red rash-like bumps on the upper part of my breasts that look a bit like acne. Sometimes these can be itchy too since the skin around my areola can get really dry and sometimes flaky. What can I use to treat this? Lotion, powders, petrolatum?? I don't feel great about using fragrant lotions around my breasts but I'm open to any suggestions!!

    Thanks!

    I'm a full-time single mama and a full-time law student!! Loving every minute!!


    Mommy to Izzy , born 8/23/08!!! Check out our blog!

    BW: 8lbs. 8oz., 20 in.
    3 months: 11 lbs. 14oz., 23 1/4 in.
    6 months: 17 lbs. 9oz., 26 1/2 in.
    9 months: 20 lbs. 0 oz., 27 in.
    12 months: 22 lbs. 12 oz., 28 3/4 in.
    15 months: 25 lbs. 12 oz., 29 3/4 in.

    for 18+ months! Now we only nurse on one side because mama's other side is predisposed to recurring mastitis!!

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    Default Re: Rash or acne around breasts?

    Hmmm... Is it an area that stays warm and moist? There was another mama here who had a yeast overgrowth between her breasts. Lemme see if I can find the thread and bump it for you.

    Sounds like it could be yeast with the flaking and itching

    ETA: bumped up Caylamac's thread "bigger breasted ladies...". Maybe it will help
    Last edited by @llli*jessruff; February 2nd, 2009 at 08:56 PM.
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    Default Re: Rash or acne around breasts?

    Yes, I've heard of this type of yeast as well but was hoping that wasn't the problem...thanks for the reply! I'll check out the other post!

    I'm a full-time single mama and a full-time law student!! Loving every minute!!


    Mommy to Izzy , born 8/23/08!!! Check out our blog!

    BW: 8lbs. 8oz., 20 in.
    3 months: 11 lbs. 14oz., 23 1/4 in.
    6 months: 17 lbs. 9oz., 26 1/2 in.
    9 months: 20 lbs. 0 oz., 27 in.
    12 months: 22 lbs. 12 oz., 28 3/4 in.
    15 months: 25 lbs. 12 oz., 29 3/4 in.

    for 18+ months! Now we only nurse on one side because mama's other side is predisposed to recurring mastitis!!

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