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Breast Itch/ Rash2024-03-23T03:45:53+00:00

Breast Itch/ Rash

Breast itch or rash is most commonly due to skin irritation. This may be due to eczema, or a mild allergic reaction to clothing, dye or detergent. Even lotions, perfumes, or sweat may irritate the skin over the breast area.

Simple tips:

  • Use a mild body soap and cool-tepid water for showing. Gently pat dry. Apply a thin layer of moisturiser
  • Wash bras with a mild detergent. Rinse off thoroughly
  • Consider placing cotton pads in the bra cups to keep the area dry. Minimise contact with potential allergens (perfume, scented creams, etc)
  • If you have eczema, you may consult your usual dermatologist to get advice on how to manage this acute flare
  • If the rash is bloody or “weeping” (having yellowish sticky discharge), please consult a doctor to check if a steroid ointment is suitable
  • If there is pus or fever, please consult a doctor as soon as possible
  • If the rash if persistent after 2 weeks, consider seeing a specialist (skin or breast) for further evaluation

As a breast specialist, Dr Tan Yia Swam will assess the pattern of the itch or rash. She will do the necessary tests to confirm that it is not due to cancer. This may involve a scan, and biopsy for certain patients.

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If requested, Dr Tan Yia Swam will recommend other healthcare providers for the following conditions. She will check that you and your breasts are in good health:
  • Cosmetic Procedures

  • Nipple Reconstruction

  • Emotional Wellness

  • Sexual Wellness