Itchy, dry patch of skin on breast...
Kaylie

Birds Landing, CA

#21 Oct 2, 2007
I have dry skin patches on both my breasts. More on my right than my left. They rarely itch but they are flakey and i hope it isnt something serious but i have tried vaseline and cocoa butter but that hasnt worked. i havent seen my doctor yet but i think i might have to soon it really bugs me.
Maddie

Mandaluyong City, Philippines

#22 Oct 8, 2007
Hi! I'm 26 and i have this really itchy problem on the areola of my nipple. I went to a physician and she said it's just a rash from the bra i'm wearing. After 3 months now, my areola is still itchy and flaky sometimes and the rash tends to give discoloration on my nipple giving it a darker color. I've been treating this with Tioconazole trosyd but it won't go away. Please help!
Dee

United States

#23 Oct 15, 2007
I went to the OB/GYN with the same problem, he stated that it may be a fungus and could be from the hormone imbalance and also could be from my husbands mouth (a viral infection passed on) like when he had a cold or something.
laurelle

United States

#24 Oct 18, 2007
after a bath, apply brown vaseline a couple of times and leave it alone......... I have the same problem, but it does not itch.
laurelle

United States

#25 Oct 18, 2007
you can also try seeing a dermatologist, just to be on the safe side.
Wendy

White House, TN

#26 Nov 9, 2007
I have the same problem and i have tried almost every lotion out there and nothing really help.
5499abc

Brentwood, CA

#27 Nov 11, 2007
Try using a gel or roll on deoderant. I had this problem and was using a solid for years.. changed tyoes of deoerant at my sisters suspicion and its worked.
TLS24

Burlington, NC

#28 Nov 24, 2007
Hi, I'm a little late in responding to this post but I have something similar only it started on my neck, then on my breast and then under my arms. I have dark itchy skin patches on those areas. At first it was just one or two large patches but now it's like 5-6 large patches and a few small patches. They itch like crazy and I try not to scratch them because I feel they may worsen. Sometimes when I do scratch them, they turn from a like dark brown color to a white almost ashy color and the ashiness (if that's a word) is confined to the spot that I scratched, even if I scratch the entire area. It's almost weird and right now I can't afford to go to the doctor. I've been doing some research and can't seem to find anything that resembles my condition. I was wondering if someone out there was exeperiencing similiar symptoms and could perhaps point me in the right direction.

All comments and replies are appreciated...

Thanks!!!
TLS24

Burlington, NC

#29 Nov 24, 2007
TLS24 wrote:
Hi, I'm a little late in responding to this post but I have something similar only it started on my neck, then on my breast and then under my arms. I have dark itchy skin patches on those areas. At first it was just one or two large patches but now it's like 5-6 large patches and a few small patches. They itch like crazy and I try not to scratch them because I feel they may worsen. Sometimes when I do scratch them, they turn from a like dark brown color to a white almost ashy color and the ashiness (if that's a word) is confined to the spot that I scratched, even if I scratch the entire area. It's almost weird and right now I can't afford to go to the doctor. I've been doing some research and can't seem to find anything that resembles my condition. I was wondering if someone out there was exeperiencing similiar symptoms and could perhaps point me in the right direction.
All comments and replies are appreciated...
Thanks!!!
I think I've found out what I have...eczema...after reading information on the different types of common skin problems, the symptoms associated with eczema pretty much match my symptoms to a T
Zy-Nia

Richmond, VA

#30 Dec 8, 2007
I dont know what it is but it itch abd somedays its tender but mainly it itches alot i tried vasline but it still itch and the skin is flaky
Tina

Richmond, VA

#31 Dec 8, 2007
My doctor told me that i did have eczema and my brother also have it on his back, so its not just women who have it
primadiva

London, UK

#32 Dec 10, 2007
I had the same thing and also got really worried about it - turned out I was wearing the wrong size bra! my bra wasn't uncomfortable or crazily the wrong size, but this has made all the difference.
dolphin

AOL

#33 Dec 10, 2007
Yes, I have it too. I got just a dry patch that was flaky below my breasts and in the past 6 yrs it has spread to armpits, legs, neck, and many other places.It really began to spread while I was pregnant with my first in the summertime, and my doctor told me it was a type of skin fungus. He told me that I was probably allergic to my own sweat. It is really embarrassing, but not only women have this problem. My uncle and a few cousins also have it. My doctor told me to try selsun blue or any type of good dandruff shampoo and apply it like lotion and let it set a couple of hrs, then wash off. Just like he said...it didnt make it go away but it helped with itching and it made it fade somewhat.
Karen

Galeton, PA

#34 Dec 17, 2007
TLS24 and Everyone,

Scroll back and look at the comments about tinea versicolor that sanDO1 left on pg 1 of this website. They are very helpful!
rani

Brampton, Canada

#35 Dec 19, 2007
Thank you so much SanD01. I have had a red itchy patch on both of my breasts (primarily on the right breast under the nipple) for a few months now. I am yet to get it checked out, so I appreciate the information. Also, thanks to all for posting here.
Liza

Charlotte, NC

#36 Jan 1, 2008
I also have some itching near the nipple of my right breast (on the upper part) since last year. My OB-Gyne thought nothing of it and said to use some corticosteroid creams. i did. It did went away for a while and now it's back and it's on both breast! I changed my bra from nylon to cotton, to loose to almost nothing, doesn't help at all! I changed my bra twice a day! The skin doesn't change color but there is some small patch that you could see. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS IT?
alanui

Rankin Inlet, Canada

#37 Jan 2, 2008
i have developed dry red rash on my left breast. Along with it there are little brown spots appearing. What does this mean, and what diagnosis should I be asking my doctor?
Victoria

Logan, OH

#38 Jan 5, 2008
Is anyone with this itching problem currnetly breastfeeding or had any type of breast surgery? I have very similar issues.
Susan

Portland, OR

#39 Jan 23, 2008
I had the same dry skin problem to around my nipple but then my sister said to put lotion on it and the dry skin went away after a couple of days of using it. Oh yea I used Lubriderm for normal to dry skin.
Jessica

Chapel Hill, NC

#40 Feb 12, 2008
I've had these small pink dry-looking spots under my bra line for over a year now. I keep going to the dermatologist and she keeps saying its just really psoriasis and gives me some topical steroid stuff to put on it... I thought it was getting better but now it looks like its getting worse and it's pissing me off!
I think I'm going to try a fungal cream or something, just to make sure.

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