If you read my last blog post about what causes breast rashes you’ll have a better understanding about the cause and symptoms of intertrigo. There are two easy steps to help get rid of and prevent breast rashes. First, you need to reduce the level of moisture around the affected area and second, you need to reduce friction to prevent irritation, allowing the area to heal.
The best bra features for underboob sweat and rashes
Problem: Most bras are constrictive and squeeze your breasts while holding them in place. This smashes your breasts against your chest wall/ribcage and increases the heat under your breasts, causing you to sweat more and worsen your symptoms. An analogy would be men who wear briefs have an increased testicular temperature versus men who wear boxers. See the image below for a visual of how this works.
The solid red line illustrates how a traditional bra cup molds to the shape of the breast, pressing it up against the chest wall. The dashed red lines show how this squeezes and compresses the breast against the body, increasing heat, sweating, and reducing airflow.
Solution: The best way to solve this problem is to hold the breast in their natural position. This eliminates compression on the breast, and helps prevent excessive sweating. See image below of how the BreastNest doesn't compress the breast.
To further reduce moisture under your breasts, choose materials that are moisture-wicking and breathable. Modal fabric is a natural, incredibly soft fabric that wicks moisture and is breathable. Stay away from cotton! While it’s breathable at first, the moment you sweat, it absorbs moisture and takes forever to dry.
Problem: It’s important to reduce friction under your breasts as it allows the area to heal. Skin-to-skin contact and rubbing caused by movement from things like walking or exercising can make problems worse.
Solution: The best solution is to have a soft barrier between the underside of your breasts and your ribcage, as this will keep the two skin surfaces separate. You can also sprinkle a little bit of chaff-reducing powder under your breasts.
BreastNest bra alternatives are designed and patented to hold your breasts in their natural position, keeping your breasts cooler. They cup under the breasts, preventing skin-to-skin contact, reducing friction and allowing your body to naturally heal. It is also made of modal fabric, a natural moisture-wicking breathable fabric.
With some simple steps, you can help ease your discomfort and get rid of your rash. Have any other tips that can help? Share them in the comment section below. Know of someone that has a breast rash? Send them this article - they'll be glad you did.
Disclaimer: While these tips have helped many women, you should always consult a medical professional for help.
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Step 1 of 3) Read the title/description of the BreastNest you’re choosing to make sure you fit within its cup size range. Example: “Breeze D to DD Cup” fits a D and DD.
Step 2 of 3) With a flexible measuring tape, measure around your ribcage directly up and UNDER your breasts, making sure there's no slack behind your back.
Step 3 of 3) Based on your ribcage measurement, choose the Size below that fits within the range of the Band Size.