Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
158 Doctors are Online

Have chafing under breast. What can I apply over the counter?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1978
Answered : 6593 Questions
I have chafing under my breast.It is very bad. What can I apply over the counter.
Posted Tue, 25 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 55 minutes later
Thanks for the query.
A rash under the breast usually results when the lower part of the breasts rests against the skin below and traps moisture or perspiration which then becomes breeding grounds for bacteria, fungus and other infections.
 One of the most common causes of under-breast rashes is cutaneous candidiasis. It’s a yeast infection that can appear anywhere on your body, but it usually targets under the breast
Keep undersides of your breast as dry as possible.
Apply deodorant under breast to reduce sweating.
Place a piece of cotton below breast to absorb moisture.
Control your sugar levels.
Wear light clothing
Use supportive bras which are able to lift your breasts.
Thoroughly rinse your bra to remove any residual detergent chemical in it.
Use calamine lotion several times a day.
Apply a combination of hydrocortisone cream and lotrimin cream in the night.

I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Have chafing under breast. What can I apply over the counter? 1 hour later
not a question thank-you.
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
If you are satisfied with the answer,then please rate my answer and close this query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor