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What causes itching of the breasts?

I have an itchy sensation starting from the right side of my left breast spanning across my chest underneath my right breast. first starting feeling itchy about a week ago. At first it was red and looked like a rash, now the rash is barely noticeable but still itchy. any thoughts as to what thi sis?
Fri, 23 May 2014
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Hi,
I have read your query & understood your concern.
The itchy rash under breast is common in fat,diabetic,pendulous large breasts.
In such conditions, there is lot of sweating,the moistness helps breeding of bacterias/ fungi ,thus a skin infections develops & itching increases.
simple sweating can produce prickly heat rash ( Cleanliness+coolness+ talcum powder help.
Fungus infection needs to be diagnosed by skin specialists & treatment accordingly.
Allergy to material of under garments- stop use of the allergen/ use cotton garments.
Bacterial rash has pus filled tubercles-need antibiotic .
Please consult a skin specialist for diagnosis & advice.
Thanks
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