Intertrigo under the breasts might be treated by wearing loose clothing for a while.
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Intertrigo (in-tur-TRY-go) is inflammation caused by skin-to-skin friction, most often in warm, moist areas of the body, such as the groin, between folds of skin on the abdomen, under the breasts, under the arms or between the toes. The affected skin may be sensitive or painful, and severe cases can result in oozing sores, cracked skin or bleeding.

Intertrigo usually clears up if the affected areas are kept as clean and dry as possible. Try wearing loose clothing and reducing skin-to-skin friction in affected areas. Applying an ointment (Vaseline, A+D, others) to the skin can help. Weight loss may be helpful as well.

Sometimes, a bacterial or fungal infection can develop at the site of intertrigo. If this happens, you may need a medication to heal your skin.

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