Yeast infections under breast

Yeast infections under breast: How to treat the yeast rash properly

Yeast infections under breast

Yeast infections under breast are very common and usually cause itchy red rash under breast. Before you use any fungus cream, antifungal drying powder or home remedies in order to treat the yeast rash under breast, it is important to clearly identify the cause of the candida under breast. Rash under breast can be caused by many different reasons and as such, the needed treatment can be completely different. Some conditions such as local candidiasis under breast, intertrigo under breast and other fungal infections can be easily treated with proper under breast care. Other conditions such as diabetes may require medical attention.

Yeast infections under breast experts guide

Don’t treat the symptoms. Learn from them about the treatment you need

Yeast infection under breast symptoms

The most common symptom of yeast infections under breast is an itchy red rash under breast that usually cause unpleasant itching, irritation, burning, and inflammation under breast. Besides the yeast rash under breast, additional symptoms of yeast infection and candida under breast may include:

  • Yeast under breast: yeast rash usually appears as white patches or white spots.
  • Rash: red itchy rash under breast.
  • Eczema and dry skin under breast.
  • Yeast infection bumps that evolves into a raised rash under breast, red bumps under breast.
  • Offensive odor.

When left untreated, the yeast infection under breast can become more severe causing painful rash under breast, spots under breasts, with the rash under breast spreading to other parts of the breast and body as well. Many cases of rash between breasts or yeast on breast started as a mild yeast infection under breast.

Yeast infections under breast usually develop when there are certain conditions in the body or outside the body that promote the growth of candida yeast, bacterial and other fungal infection under breast. For this reason, you may also see signs of other skin conditions such as sweat or heat rash under breast. Becoming aware of these signs is important in order to properly identify the cause of the yeast infection under breasts and the needed treatment. Each cause may require a completely different treatment.

Important notes about yeast infection under breasts:

  • Rash under breast is common and in many cases can get cleared on its own. If however, the rash under breast doesn’t get better after a few days or become chronic, you may want to have it checked by your doctor in order to clearly identify what causes a rash under your breast.
  • If you see any signs of sore under breast or blisters, you may want to have them checked by your doctor as well. Sores or blisters under breast are not common signs of yeast infection under breast.
  • Breast yeast infection symptoms can also spread to multiple areas of the breast and may appear between breasts and on breast, with an itchy red rash between breasts or on breast. These may indicate that the infection spreads and may be related to a systemic candida yeast overgrowth in the body. We’ll cover this in the next section.

What causes yeast infection under breast

Symptoms Potential Cause Treatment
Yeast infections under breast.
No other areas are affected.
Local issue under breast area. Under breast care.
Antifungal creams.
Yeast infections under breast.
Other areas affected.
Systemic candida overgrowth. Candida overgrowth treatment.
Antifungal creams (relief).
Under breast care.

As you can see from the above table, yeast infections under breast can be caused by either:

  • Systemic candida overgrowth in the body.
    In this case, there are usually multiple yeast infection symptoms present in the body in addition to the yeast infections under breast. Systemic candida overgrowth issues are very common and known to cause many yeast infections all over the body.
  • Local issue in the breast area.
    In these cases, there is a local problem in the under breast area that caused the infection. Candida yeast thrives and grows best in dark, warm and moist environment. As such, candida yeast infections on skin (Candidiasis of the Skin) are more common in areas of the body that are usually covered and are more moist.
    Common examples are yeast fungus under breast, feet (Athlete’s foot), toenails, groin, inner thighs(Jock itch) and genitals (vaginal yeast infection, or male yeast infection).

Breast yeast infection: Treat the cause not the symptoms

  • Identifying the cause of the breast yeast infection is the most important step of the treatment.

Identifying the exact cause of the yeast infections under breast is the most important part of the treatment, as the needed treatment can be completely different. One of the most common mistakes in yeast infection under breast treatment is to treat the symptoms under the breast using topical antifungal creams when the cause of the yeast infection is a systemic candida yeast problem in the body.

The result in many of these cases is that the yeast infections under breast spreads and becomes worse as the untreated yeast and candida infection in the body evolves and continues to grow.

Is your yeast infection under breast caused by a systemic candida overgrowth?

When the yeast infection under breasts is caused by a systemic candida overgrowth in the body, there are usually other signs of the yeast infection in addition to the yeast infections under breast. In other words, the under breast yeast infection is one symptom of a larger problem of yeast overgrowth in the body. This is very common.

Common candida overgrowth symptoms may include external signs causing infections of the skin, toenails, feet, mouth, tongue and genitals, as well as internal symptoms causing digestive issues, mood swings, brain fog, muscle and joint pain and breathing or sinus infections.

Local yeast infections under breast

Sometimes, the yeast infection under the breast is caused by a local issue under the breast. This is usually a result of an activity or a scenario related to the area under the breast. Becoming aware of the cause of the local yeast infection under breasts is the most important step of the treatment; in some cases the only needed treatment is to stop the activity or the reason that is causing the issue, and the infection under the breast get cleared on its own.

Here are the most common causes and risk factors of local yeast infections under breast:

Candidal intertrigo, Intertrigo rash underneath breast

  • Intertrigo is an inflammation of skin and body folds that develops through friction of skin to skin and is triggered by moist, hot or humid conditions. Intertrigo occurs most often in the skin folds under the breasts and in the groin area. Intertrigo under breast is very common.
  • The moist damaged skin often creates an environment that promotes the growth of candida yeast infections under the breast. Candida yeast is an opportunistic organisms that is well known in the medical literature to take advantage of this compromised environment and grows. The result is yeast infection under breast also known as candidal intertrigo (source).

Candidal intertrigo risk factors

Candidal intertrigo and intertrigo rash underneath breast risk factors may include:

  • Hot, humid, moisture conditions.
  • Friction, and lack of ventilation under breast.
  • Sweat. Perspiration often aggravate the yeast infection under breath (source).
    In these cases or excessive sweating , you may also see signs of sweat rash or heat rash under breasts as well.
  • Excessive friction under the breast as a result of repetitive movements such as during upper body exercises that cause the breasts to rub against the under breast area.
  • Being overweight or having large breasts (source).
  • “Bra rash”: wearing bras that do not fit very well, or that are made from a material that irritates your skin.
  • Rash under breasts diabetes: Research suggests that the skin folds surface pH of diabetic patients is significantly higher. This may create an environment that can lead to candida yeast infection (source). One of the known symptoms of diabetes is increased sweating in the upper body (source).

Yeast infection under breast treatment

Yeast infection under breast treatment depends on the cause of the infection.
For this reason the first step of the treatment is to identify the cause of the yeast infections under breast.
Often overlooked, this is a critical part of the treatment since the needed treatment can be completely different.

Local yeast infection under breast treatment

Local yeast infection under breast treatment typically includes the following steps:

  1. Find the cause of the yeast infection under breast. Avoid the activity that causes the excessive friction if possible.
  2. Under breast care can help to minimize sweating and moisture, ease the friction and allow the under the breast area to breath.
  3. Antifungal creams are used to relieve the discomforts of yeast infection under breast when needed.

Local yeast infection under breast treatment – Under breast care

Under breast care guidelines are designed to minimize sweating and moisture, ease the friction and allow the area to breath (source). The idea is to minimize the contact between the breasts to the area under the breast which causes the friction and keep the area under breast dry and clean.

Proper under the breast care can also be very useful in order to prevent rash under breast:

  • Wear light, non constricting and absorbent shirts and bras.
  • Make sure your bra fits well.
  • Avoid wool and synthetic fibers.
  • Pay close attention to working out in heat, humid conditions or during outside activities.
  • Shower right after physical exercise and dry the affected areas thoroughly.
  • Using tissues or napkins to absorb the sweat under breast may be helpful as well.
  • Pay close attention to the products you use in the area under breast. Many deodorants, antiperspirant products and soaps contain chemicals and harsh ingredients that can aggravate the yeast infections under the breast. In some cases, they may even be the cause of the infection.

Antifungal cream for yeast infection under breast

Using antifungal creams for yeast infection under breast is very common, either as over the counter, prescriptions or natural. According to the medical literature, using topical antifungal creams and addressing the causes and risk factors of the infection are usually the first recommended steps. Oral antifungals are used in cases where the antifungal cream treatment didn’t help the yeast infection under breasts (source).
Antifungal drying powder are also popular in order to help control the excessive moisture under breast.

Yeast infection under breast home remedy

Natural home remedies for yeast infection under breast are preferred by many people who wish to avoid taking antifungal drugs or other synthetic antifungal creams. Some natural home remedies can actually be very helpful for the yeast infection under breast. Something to consider before taking synthetic antifungal creams.

Perhaps one of the best natural yeast infection under breast home remedy that is also backed up by science is ozonated olive oil (source).

Ozonated olive oil is olive oil that had ozone added into it. Unlike many antifungal creams that can cause more irritation and burning when used topically for yeast infection under breast, Ozonated olive oil has a unique ability to reduce candida and yeast growth (source) on one hand, while helping to soothe skin irritation and accelerate wound healing at the same time (source).

This unique ability that was demonstrated in many human studies makes Ozonated olive oil a preferred natural ingredient in many home remedies for yeast infections, including skin yeast infections, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections and male yeast infections.

To use ozonated olive oil for yeast infection under breast:

  1. Wash your hands with water and soap before applying the cream.
  2. Warm 1 teaspoon of ozonated olive oil until it turns into a cream consistency.
  3. Do not heat the oil. Placing it in room temperature for a few minutes or holding it in your hands should be enough.
  4. Apply a thin layer on the affected area after the shower on a dry skin, ideally before bedtime or anytime you can sit or lay down comfortably.
  5. Wait for 24 hours.
  6. If no irritation occurs, continue with this protocol for up to 14 days.

Important notes:

  1. The area under the breast must be completely dry before applying the cream.
  2. Make sure to put the cream during times that you do not sweat, where the area under breast can get proper ventilation with minimum friction between the breasts to the under breast area.