Possible Causes of Breast Itchiness

Every woman has likely had her share of itchy breast episodes. Usually, it subsides on its own but if it’s persistent, there might be a bigger underlying cause.

Dry skin. The drier the skin, the more easily it can get irritated. Try applying a hypoallergenic cream or oil before you go to sleep when you’re not wearing bra.

Contact allergy. You may be allergic to the underwire in your bra, to the detergent you’re using, or to the fabric itself. To avoid itching, opt for products that are hypoallergenic.

Perfume. Women who tend to spray perfume directly on their breasts are also likely to experience itching, especially if those products contain high concentrations of ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin.

Skin disease. You may be prone to skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and pityreasis rosea, which can only be cured with the right medication.

Fungi. A certain species of fungi preys on protein-rich dead skin cells, and the dark, moist folds of the skin around your breast provide a perfect environment for this to thrive. This usually affects plus size women. To avoid this, opt for bras with moisture-wicking fabric.


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