Women with large breasts are much more likely to get a yeast infection underneath them. Warm creases in the skin where moisture accumulates can represent a perfect environment for yeast to grow.
Part of the problem, too, is that women with large breasts often prefer bras with under-wires. The thick fabric surrounding the under-wires in a bra stores moisture and sweat, perpetuating the under-breast yeast infection due to moisture buildup and lack of airflow.
Unfortunately, the candida rash under breasts can spread and cause further suffering. Red and white discoloration coupled with cracked, scaly skin makes a yeast infection under the breasts not only embarrassing, but also very painful and uncomfortable.
Many women are forced to take desperate measures to alleviate the suffering of under breast yeast infections including placing dry washcloths or tissues beneath their breasts. Others use baby powder or cornstarch in an effort to keep the area dry.
Sometimes washcloths and cornstarch do work, particularly if the candida is small and did not spread much. For more severe cases, however, the rash is persistent and does not go away with efforts to “dry it out.”
Prescription creams are available through your physician, and of course it is always recommended to talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns. There are several forms of personal care remedies that you can try under the care of your doctor:
1.) Antifungal foot powder. Candida is a fungus. Instead of using plain cornstarch or baby powder, try an antifungal powder used to treat athlete’s foot. This will not only assist with drying out the area, but will also add a dose of medicine to your cause.
2.) Yeast infection creams. There are several brands of vaginal creams out there used for treating yeast infections. By applying an antifungal cream under your breasts, you can achieve great relief.
3.) Wash frequently. Special cleansing practices under the breast can prevent yeast infections from starting as well as speed up the healing process. Several times per day, wash and rinse under your breasts, and dry thoroughly.
4.) Cotton clothes. Try wearing a cotton bra (or no bra, if possible) with cotton tops for several weeks. Allowing the skin to breathe freely coupled with frequent cleansing will speed up the healing process significantly.
5.) Garlic. Garlic oil capsules are available online or at natural foods grocery stores. The oil is available as well. Try taking the capsules internally as well as applying the oil externally. Make sure the oil you are using topically is food-grade. Essential oils are too strong to use on an open wound.
To try all of these, use garlic oil at night. Next, wash under your breasts in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Then-between washing–alternate between antifungal creams and antifungal powders.