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September 26, 2012 2:08 PM
I haven't seen anyone talkng about this - and, of course, I can't talk to anyone IRL about this! But I seem to be getting athlete's foot on my boobs. They are on the large size (DDs) and I keep them buttoned up tight in a bra all day. I use an exercise bra while working out and a normal bra during the other times. I can only imagine that I have the same fungus that causes athlete's foot because when I use the medicine I seem to get some relief.

Is this my imagination or has anyone else experienced this?
  23905730
September 26, 2012 2:14 PM
I suppose it's possible to get a rash or infection on your chest. Are you washing your sports bra after every use? Do you change your regular bra every day? What kind of detergent do you use? Do you shower immediately after exercising?

I would suggest talking to your doctor about it - he/she will probably suggest some ointment or cream to clear it up. Keep it as dry as possible, and change & shower immediately after exercise. Also, use a new bra every day if possible and maybe switch to a "free & clear" detergent until it clears up.

Good luck!
  16691827
September 26, 2012 2:16 PM
Sorry but my first thought was why are your breasts on the floor? lol.

I've never heard of this? Perhaps it's not athletes foot at all... get it checked
September 26, 2012 2:28 PM
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Sorry but my first thought was why are your breasts on the floor? lol.

Baaaa haaaaa haaaaa. Seriously, Camille I'm the same size as you and have problems with rashes etc over the past few months. Since I joined the gym really.........maybe I should stop. It comes and goes and the one time I wen to the doctor there was nothing to see. I see nappy rash powder (soaks up the moisture) and anti chaffing cream and it works for a while then stops. Sweating at the gym makes it 100% worse. So I don't have answer but I do sympathise. I'm hoping the issue will just disappear as I lose weight and have less boobage.
September 26, 2012 2:31 PM
Fwiw I am also the same cup size as you. I do get rashes where the fat touches each other. This happens more often in the summer when I am sweating a lot (also happens when I'm working out hard).

I wouldn't bother with anti chaffing creams as they are expensive. Use some deoderant down there and it works to dry it up and prevent future rashes.
September 26, 2012 3:13 PM
That's probably a good idea to change exercises bras for every workout. I don't currently do that - laziness I suppose! My husband thinks it's pretty nasty and maybe he's right.

Yes, walking around on your boobs all day is pretty tough! HA HA
  23905730
September 26, 2012 3:16 PM
I would defiantly see a doctor! Gotta protect the ta-tas!
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September 26, 2012 3:17 PM
I believe that Athlete's foot and yeast infections are basically the same fungai. Or at least that's what my doctor said. I would pick up some of the over the counter foot cream and try some of that. Are you letting your girls out at night to breath?

**Edit - I'm also big breasted DDD and I've gotten a similar like rash inbetween my breasts and that's what my doctor had me do. It' was during the summer when it was over 100 out.
Edited by damnityell On September 26, 2012 3:18 PM
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September 26, 2012 3:18 PM
Heat rash?
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September 26, 2012 3:19 PM
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September 26, 2012 3:20 PM
Even if it isn't actual athletes foot using the same cream will help clear it if it is some kind of fungal infection. I've just found a small patch of ringworm on my tummy and my doctor told me to use athletes foot cream to clear it up.
  18927581
September 26, 2012 3:20 PM
I have a large chest also (DDD's) and I also have eczema so my skin is real prone to rashes. I often get irritated spots between my breast or right under that area and it will be bright red and itch like no other. A friend mentioned using diaper rash cream and it helps it clear right up for me. Good Luck!
September 26, 2012 3:20 PM
definitely see a doctor, after all thats what they are there for !

as for sweating as a UK 34FF/G I find actually spraying deodorant can help (gotta pick em up and spray under and around- also down cleavage ) :P haha (but not too much !)
September 26, 2012 3:21 PM
hey there. I feel your pain. What I have heard of others doing to get rid of the itchy red rash is to get some antifungal foot cream or spray....or even the powder. Treat with the powder ahead of time...and after showers or workouts....use the cream or spray.

I don't know if it is the same thing...really the fungus thing...but women in nursing homes suffer from rashes a lot under neath the "ladies"

If the antifungal stuff doesn't work....swallow the embarrasment (since it is calorie free) and visit your doctor.
good luck to you.
  6872641
September 26, 2012 3:21 PM
TMI... on Internets...?


lol sorry I had too! and i hope you find a solution...
September 26, 2012 3:21 PM
I got jock itch from using one of those bath puff things - turns out they are a breeding ground for it (and athlete's foot which is the same fungus).
  19235080
September 26, 2012 3:21 PM
I actually just talked to my Doc about this yesterday at an ob visit. She mentioned it being a yeast infection and gave me prescription to help in clear up because for me I have this issue a lot during the summer.
September 26, 2012 3:22 PM
QUOTE:

I haven't seen anyone talkng about this - and, of course, I can't talk to anyone IRL about this! But I seem to be getting athlete's foot on my boobs. They are on the large size (DDs) and I keep them buttoned up tight in a bra all day. I use an exercise bra while working out and a normal bra during the other times. I can only imagine that I have the same fungus that causes athlete's foot because when I use the medicine I seem to get some relief.

Is this my imagination or has anyone else experienced this?


Yes...you can get an infection on the brests...but more than likely it's a yeast infection. I used to get them ALL the time on my brests. I usually got them only while prego. But it burns and hurts!!
Although athlete's foot is a fungus and the meds for it are an anti-fungal cream...the only thing I can think of related to athlete's foot that you can get else where and use the same cream for it is ring worm.
If it is a yeast infection you should use monostat cream (vaginal yeast infection cream) and keep it as dry as possible. the anti-fungal cream may be just working enough to keep the itching etc down. But if it isn't getting rid of it...try the monostat..that should do the trick..it will minimize the itching and kill the yeast ;)
Edited by kodom_123 On September 26, 2012 3:27 PM
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September 26, 2012 3:23 PM
Yes you can. It's probably a yeast. They like dark, moist ares. I'm a DD and I get them too!
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September 26, 2012 3:24 PM
Yeah it is a yeast issue and very common.

Keep clean and dry, A & D and Vaginal Yeast cremes can help but the best thing is to call the doctor, they can order you a powder that is much much better than anything over the counter.

Good luck!!!
Edited by stanvoodoo On September 26, 2012 3:25 PM
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September 26, 2012 3:27 PM
Probably Candida overgrowth from heat of being enclosed in the bra all day. I highly recommend tea tree oil topically, as that helped me get rid of my cutaneous (on the skin) candida infection. I also started taking oregano oil (ingested) twice daily, or you could do a teaspoon of turmeric twice daily, to help fight the overgrowth as well. Use the tea tree oil after your shower, and then once more before bed. It will help kill the fungus. Once it's gone, you can keep it away by using something like Gold Bond Medicated Powder to keep the area dry!

Hang in there, cutaneous candida can be a serious pain in the ass, and quite embarrassing, but finding ways to manage it is empowering and usually shows noticeable signs of improvement after about 24 hours. =]
  25277131
September 26, 2012 3:31 PM
problem with having big breasts is the risk of getting rashes there all that moisture/dark is a perfect area for bacteria/fungal infections.

I had it there before and those over the counter items didn't seem to do too much(would work a day or two and get worse)!! I kept trying to take care of it myself, and it just kept getting worse. Eventually i went to the doctor gave me a antiviral/cortisone like topical cream and it worked well. So please don't be shy, get a cream from a doctor if you feel the over the counter stuff isn't working! turns out mine was more of a viral based issue. It takes a good while to cure it the longer you wait and you need to be aggressive! :)

I would also suggest making sure you wash your bras constantly so you won't reinfect yourself and keep that area dry too =) feel better
  28862739
September 26, 2012 3:33 PM
I have a recurrent fungal infection on my chest which peaks when I get stressed or exercise too much. It looks like little white heads.

Shower after exercise (or at least wipe off and dry out) and go see a dermatologist or a doctor. It does happen and they give out much better drugs that will actually fix the problem.
September 26, 2012 3:36 PM
Yes you can get a yeast rash between and under your breasts....it fairly common. The bigger you are and the more active you are the more moisture collects in that area. Over the counter ointments for jock itch, vaginal yeast infection and athletes foot can be used to treat it. But if the rash is all over and or keeps returning you should see a doctor. Sometime you can have a yeast overgrowth in your body which causes this. I did have a friend who got a yeast infection on the front of her breasts and her nipples while breast feeding because of excessive leakage and not keeping her breast pads changed frequently.

Also if you use a powder to keep dry be careful what you use. Yeast bacteria thrive on the ingredients in some. The best powder to use is Caldasene. Its a little pricey but does come in generic form.
  24749935
September 26, 2012 3:39 PM
It is a yeast rash.
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