Women can develop rashes under their breasts for a variety of reasons — and not just because they’re lactating mothers. The simplest way to avoid this itchy situation is by not wearing synthetic clothes during summer months, as they give way to excessive sweat that is not absorbed into the clothing, leading to the growth of bacteria and fungus. Stick to cotton lingerie as much as possible.
Already have a spot that needs looking after? Here are 7 great ways to treat rashes under breasts.
1. Use Baby Powder
The same powder that works wonders for your baby’s skin can also work for your own body. Apply it on the rashes under your breasts to remove the friction, absorb the extra moisture and dry off the rash. It also eases the itching sensation and removes flakes from dried rashes.
2. Is It Fungal Rash?
If the rash is caused by fungus, it is important to check the food you are eating. If you have too much sugar and starch in your daily diet, reduce the proportion since it encourages the growth of fungus. Alternately, use boric acid solution to clean the affected area to stop the rash from spreading.
3. Is It an Allergic Reaction?
Sometimes the rash can be caused due to certain foods you eat or the chemicals in your washing powders and detergents. It is important to find out what allergen is causing the rash and change that particular item to get rid of the rash. You can also apply calamine lotion to the rash itself to help remove or reduce it.
4. Corn Starch Works
If you have developed rashes, corn starch can also help. Clean and pat dry the area where you have developed the rash. Once the area is dry, apply corn starch. Wait for 10-15 minutes and remove the corn starch powder. Do not apply the corn starch if there is even a little moisture—that is just what fungus needs to grow! Try this treatment twice a day for best results.
5. Use Basil
Basil is known to have many healing properties and it can heal those irritating rashes under the breast, too. Get fresh basil leaves, crush them, apply the paste on the affected area and let it dry. Once the paste is dry, wash it off with lukewarm water and dry the area with a soft towel.
Nothing works like turmeric when it comes to healing rashes and cuts. It has amazing antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. Mix turmeric with aloe vera, water or milk and apply it on the rash. It will provide instant relief from itching and also soothe the breasts while healing the rash.
7. Garlic and Lemon Juice
Make garlic paste with some lemon juice and apply it on the rash. This amazing paste will help heal the rash in no time! If you do not want to smell like a bag of garlic, use the paste with vinegar.
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