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February 17, 2011 9:21 AM
HA - i knew that would get people's attention. Seriously though, my boobs, my sides, my "shelf" are all itchy lately. I thought this occurred when you were gaining weight and your skin was "stretching," but I am, in fact, for really real now, losing weight so I'm confused. Does this also account for my itching? Or maybe it's all just in my mind and I'm certifiably crazy now. :shrug: I'm already aware of the last part :D
February 17, 2011 9:28 AM
Um... maybe you should moisturize. LOL. IDK! tongue
February 17, 2011 9:28 AM
LOL - mine do that too. I usually chalk it up to dry winter skin.
February 17, 2011 9:29 AM
That's happened to me in the past. I suggest using Gold Bond Medicated powder. It eliminates the itching.
February 17, 2011 9:29 AM
maybe its the muscles around your boobs or something, or it could be that your boobs are exposed to sweat...after i run my boobs feel kinda itchy
February 17, 2011 9:30 AM
OK don't get grossed out, but you may have an over growth of fungus on your skin. We all have it, but some get too much. It will itch and is amplified by sweating. Here is a link and just so you know, it may not be this visual at first. If it continues, you should see your doctor. They can test it with a simple skin scraping (doesn't hurt).
February 17, 2011 9:31 AM
Sounds like the same areas a sports bra would fit on you, maybe that has something to do with it? Or they winter weather? I have no clue... I can honestly say my boobs have never itched, LOL. I am sure it is annoying for you, I would try a strict moisturizing regimen for a week and see if it helps?
February 17, 2011 9:31 AM
Well, at the risk of sounding indelicate....what kind of bra are you working out in? Some fabrics can irritate areas that get sweaty, as can some laundry detergents. Maybe try all cotton or some of that fancy "dry" workout clothing washed in baby detergent??
February 17, 2011 9:32 AM
Have you been using sports bras a lot more often lately? Because it's possible your skin is sensitive to the latex in the elastic bands. That's what happens to me!

Might also be a reaction to your deodorant, or your washing powder, or just general rubbing and sweating from exercising. Gold Bond is a good idea.
February 17, 2011 9:37 AM
If you exercising and sweating more than normal, believe it or not, it could be a yeast infection. I developed insane breast itching during my pregnancy, and my doctor diagnosed me at that time. I was shocked, but he said it’s very common. Think of it like athlete’s foot. We tend to only think of yeast happening “down there” but any area kept warm and moist is prone to the infection. It’s very easy to cure and treat, if it turns out to be yeast. Keep the area clean, dry, and apply an over the counter medication, like Lanacaine.

Of course itching can be caused by all sorts of skin bacteria, not only yeast. So make sure you have multiple sports bras so that they can be washed between workouts. And that you take them off as soon as you’re done working out.
February 17, 2011 9:40 AM
thanks guys :) since im the queen of itchy hands ill be using lotion everywhere now. and also hoping my boobs are getting smaller from my weight loss :D i dont care if the husband will be sad about that - he doesnt hav eto lug these puppies everywhere he goes LOL
February 17, 2011 10:18 AM
I tend to have sensitive skin, especially in the winter. Find a laundry soap for sensitive skin.
Sometimes I also put lotion on them when they get itchy.

The other thing I learned recently is not to take super hot showers. ALL of my skin used to be very very itchy, my back, my stomach, arms legs, everything. If you take luke warm its better for your skin.

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