A breast rash describes redness and irritation of the skin on your breast. A breast rash can also be itchy, scaly, painful or blistered.

Other terms used to describe a breast rash include dermatitis and hives.

Most breast rashes have the same causes as rashes occurring elsewhere on the body. Some rashes occur only on the breast.

Make an appointment

A breast rash is rarely an emergency. But make an appointment with your doctor if your breast rash doesn't respond to self-care, or if it's accompanied by:

  • Fever
  • Severe pain
  • Sores that won't heal
  • Red streaks coming from the rash
  • Yellow or green fluid oozing from the rash
  • Signs and symptoms that worsen

Self-care for breast rash

In the meantime, you may find some relief from your breast rash with these measures:

  • Take a warm bath or place a warm washcloth over the rash for a few minutes.
  • Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to the area.
  • Take care of your skin. Don't scratch the rash.
  • Think about recent behaviors that may have caused your rash. Have you tried a new soap? Have you been wearing scratchy clothing? Stop using any new products that may have caused your rash.
April 01, 2017