If you notice redness under your breasts, you shouldn’t be too nervous. Experts say that this phenomenon is considered dangerous only if the breast has reddened directly. Well, if the redness is located on the skin under the breast, then this is most likely just a superficial phenomenon that any dermatologist will help you to get rid of.
Some women who are too suspicious of the fair sex believe that redness under the breast is a sign of lactostasis, mastitis (if the woman is currently arriving as a nursing mother) or even inflammatory breast cancer. In fact, all this is a delusion – you are dealing with banal irritation or a mild form of dermatitis. And although you still have to go to the doctor (after all, independently curing any disease is much more difficult than with the help of a qualified specialist), your health and, even more so, redness under the breast does not threaten your life.
Why are there reddening?
As a rule, such reddening occurs in women with large breasts in the warm season (or in winter, if a woman is warmly dressed and actively moving). They appear due to profuse sweating and skin irritation. And if, barely faced with a similar phenomenon, you hurry to take measures to eliminate it, then you can count on an operational positive result. Doctors recommend using a softening cream, bepanten, clotremazole, or even ordinary iodine to treat redness. Be careful with iodine alone – although it helps many patients, others claim that iodine can burn tender skin.
In what cases there are complications?
If redness under the breast has been bothering you for quite some time, and recently it has been accompanied by severe itching and burning, it means that some microorganisms have got on the damaged skin, and you have begun to have inflammation. We can talk about candidiasis or classical dermatitis, and in this case, without the help of a professional simply can not do.
How to treat redness under the breast?
Before you go to the doctor, you can try to remove the redness on your own. It is recommended to use a solution of soda – it is prepared at the rate of 1 tbsp. spoon for half a liter of water (water should be warm). In addition, you can try ordinary baby powder – it will absorb sweat and protect the skin from further irritation.
It should be borne in mind that any alkaline solutions, as well as soap (in the first place, this applies to household soap) are able to exacerbate the itching of damaged skin. Therefore, be very careful with them – do not provoke worsening of your condition. It is better to wash the redness with diluted lemon juice or a weak solution of boric acid.
In addition, in order to alleviate your condition, you should:
- Take antihistamines and calcium supplements;
- Daily prepare for yourself a warm bath, adding to the water decoctions of oak bark, succession, oregano (water temperature should be about 37 ° C);
- Use a calendula alcohol solution as well as ointments containing menthol or antihistamines for skin care of the damaged area.
In addition, you can try to make lotions with celandine, oat bran or chamomile flowers, as well as compresses of frozen strong tea. Just be careful with cold compresses so as not to chill the mammary gland.
In conclusion, we recall: it’s impossible to fight too much redness and itching for too long – the sooner you go to a dermatologist, the sooner you can get rid of your problem forever.