Ladies, you know that random boob itch that happens to you on trains, in the middle of a meeting or on the first date with someone? Turns out it might not be that random after all. Breast itching is a lot more common than you would think, and it happens to a lot of women.
If you try to resist scratching your breasts in socially unacceptable situations, please know that you aren’t alone.
There are several different reasons your boobs itch like there’s no tomorrow. Here are some of them compiled by Aunty Acid.
1. You have eczema
Eczema is a medical condition that causes the skin to become inflamed, irritated and itchy. If you have a red rash on your boobs, you might have this condition. You need to see a dermatologist that will recommend you a cream to help with the flare-up.
2. Very, very rarely, it could be cancer
Only in very rare situations, itchy boobs might indicate breast cancer. But, breast cancer will be accompanied by other symptoms such as rash and inflamed skin. So if your skin is fine, it might be some other reason such as yeast infection.
3. You don’t remember the last time you washed your bra
We throw away a T-shirt in the washing machine the second we come home from work, but what about our bra?
Ladies, just admit it; you might not even remember the last time you washed your favorite bra. However, a dirty bra will have a bacteria that might cause itching. Time to do some laundry.
4. You washed your bra, but the detergent doesn’t like your boobs
And even after washing, your bra still makes you itchy it might be an allergic reaction to the laundry detergent you are using.
The solution might be to a different set of laundry products.
5. You have a yeast infection under your boobs
You can get yeast infections under your breasts? Yes, you most definitely can.
Moisture can get trapped under your boob and cause yeast to grow, which will cause itching. If this is the case, a topical cream is the solution.
6. Your boobs just hate your bra!
Or simply, the itching might be caused by the fabric, shape or underwire of your bra. Maybe buy a bra made out of a natural material, like cotton.
7. You’ve got a sunburn.
Did you stay all day at the beach without wearing your SPF? Sunburn can itch like crazy, so next time make sure you pack your sunscreen.
8. You’ve got psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that is characterized by dry patches of abnormal skin that are typically red and itchy. If this is what you think is causing your itchiness, talk to a dermatologist.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.