A fungus under the breast is a disease caused by an increase in the number of pathogenic organisms on human skin. The disease delivers psychological discomfort, causing itching, burning and redness of the tissues.
The clinical picture of the disease includes several types of fungus under the breast:
- Keratomycosis is a pathology that affects the upper layer of the epithelium. Differs in the appearance of severe pain and redness of the tissues. After some time, there is a change in the color of the affected area to brown, the skin hardens, itching occurs.
- Ringworm – affects not only the upper layers of the dermis, but also deep tissue. The form of the disease is characterized by prolonged treatment. Symptoms include fever, itching, burning and redness of the epidermis.
- Candidiasis is a disease that occurs due to an increase in the number of Candida albicans. Mycosis affects various parts of the human body, including internal organs and the surface of the epithelium. In the case of extensive spread on the skin there are areas with cracks, erosion, accompanied by fragility of blood vessels. Clinical signs include severe itching and burning.
Determining the nature of the pathology affects the choice of drugs for treatment. This is due to the fact that antifungal agents occur as a wide range, and specific actions.
Causes and symptoms
The causes of fungal eruptions on the chest include:
- overall decrease in immune defense;
- prolonged use of antibiotic, hormonal drugs;
- wearing close synthetic underwear;
- mechanical damage to the skin tissue under the breast;
- chronic thrush;
- violation of the rules of healthy eating;
- high level of perspiration;
- large breast size;
- skin aging;
- insufficient quantity or quality of hygiene procedures;
- diseases of the endocrine system of the body, diabetes;
- the development of an acute allergic reaction, accompanied by skin rashes;
- exacerbation of chronic forms of the disease.
The particular danger of a fungus under the breast is during breastfeeding, as this may cause an infant to become infected.
The disease requires professional diagnostics and treatment, therefore, in case of signs of mycosis under the mammary glands, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
- itching, burning;
- whitish sticky plaque with an unpleasant smell;
- pain during feeding;
- papules formation;
- discomfort when wearing underwear.
Treatment of fungal rash should begin as soon as possible to prevent extensive damage to deep tissue and large-scale violations of the integrity of the epidermis.
To diagnose the condition, you need to contact a dermatologist. To select a therapeutic regimen you will need:
- external examination of the affected skin area;
- scraping from the surface of the epidermis;
- urinalysis, blood and sugar.
Also, to compile a picture of the pathology, it is recommended to consult a mammologist and a gynecologist.
For the treatment of fungus on the chest applied methods of traditional and traditional medicine. In addition to the appointment of funds from the fungus, the doctor will give general recommendations, the implementation of which directly affects the speed of treatment.
- To avoid diaper rash, it is advisable to wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
- Hygienic treatment of affected areas before applying drugs.
- The use of antibacterial soap.
- Disinfecting any damage with antiseptic.
- An area with high sweating can be treated with talcum powder or powder.
Compliance with the rules of personal hygiene in the area of the mammary glands directly affects the health of the woman, reduces the risk of inflammation and secondary infection.
The following medications are used to treat fungal eruptions:
- Zinc ointment;
The choice of medication depends on the area of the lesion and the stage of mycosis.
Folk remedies are not an independent element of therapy, but can significantly improve the condition of the skin and reduce the intensity of symptoms.
- After hygiene procedures, the affected area is thoroughly dried with a towel made of natural fabrics. Starch is applied to clean skin. The procedure is repeated 2 times a day. Drying reduces the rate of development of fungal colonies and promotes healing of the epidermis.
- Combine 4-6 drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil. The liquid mass should be mixed until homogeneous and applied to a cotton swab. Treat affected areas 2 times a day. The tool has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which helps reduce itching, does not allow the infection to spread.
- Dissolve 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Liquid is used to treat the skin. Before using this tool should consult a doctor because of possible irritation when applied.
- Cut the aloe leaf lengthwise into 2 parts. The pulp of the plant is rubbed into the mycoses. The mass is kept on the skin for 20 minutes, then washed off with water and dried. The procedure can be repeated up to 3 times a day. Aloe can reduce itching and prevent the development of inflammatory processes.
Prevention measures for mycosis in the chest include:
- personal hygiene;
- regular change of underwear and outerwear;
- use of personal bedding and underwear;
- carrying out wet cleaning of the dwelling and disinfecting the bath before water procedures;
- healthy eating;
- protection against contact of exposed skin with objects in public places (the backs of chairs, seats in vehicles);
- taking vitamins.
Increased immune protection reduces the risk of fungal flora and the onset of inflammatory processes.