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Pimples under breasts

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Hi I am a 31 year old woman with larger DD breast, I have what appears to be acne under both breast with a red shiny long skinny rash where my underwire is. I have NO IDEA what this is!!! The pimples are small and when i try to "POP" one, a tiny bit of acne type white stuff comes out. The rash doesn't hurt but at times it has gotten irritated, raw and sore. I don't know what to do!!! Is it acne or a skin yeast infection or some weird skin problem? I do not have medical insurance and am trying to find an at home cure so if the home cure doesn't work i will go to the dermatologist but I am trying to cut cost until I am finished with school. Thank you for any info anyone has I really appreciate it.


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replied February 9th, 2009
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A5723
Current medical status: Adderal 20mg 2x day, birth control pills
Current medical treatment: Breast issue Acne with red type rash. Physician disregarded when I asked her about it.


It is hard to say what the pimples are without seeing them. A skin yeast infection in that area is not uncommon if you do not wear a bra. The sweat under the breasts initiates wet conditions needed for a yeast infection. The wire of the bra might also be irritating the skin and causing inflammation of the skin glands. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory cream might be recommended. Creams containing Aloe Vera might also be useful. Do not try to “pop” the pimples.


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