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How to Relieve a Bra Strap Rash

Are you dealing with an itchy and irritated bra strap rash? Unfortunately, for people with sensitive skin, this is not an uncommon problem. Developing a rash on the bra strap line can be caused by an ill-fitting bra, excessive sweating, textile dermatitis, or irritating material. 

In this post, we discuss everything you need to know about a bra strap allergy, including: 

  • Symptoms of a rash under bra straps
  • What is a breast rash?
  • How to manage symptoms naturally 

Read on to learn more about preventing and soothing your uncomfortable bra rash. 

What is a Breast Rash? 

If you have a breast rash, you’ll notice irritation or redness on the underside of the breast. It can be caused by a number of things, including sweating, wearing an ill-fitting bra, nipple dermatitis, nipple piercings or tattoos, fungi, bacteria, and paget’s disease of the breast. 

What Does a Rash Under Bra Straps Look Like? 

A rash under the bra straps can cause red, irritated, dry, and itchy patches of skin. You may notice your skin is swollen or overly sensitive. The rash can be painful and uncomfortable, making it difficult to get through the day. 

Possible Causes of Your Itchy Bra Strap Rash 

Bacterial infection

The presence of bacteria such as Staphylococcus can result in an itchy rash developing around or under the breast area. A bra strap rash caused by bacteria may appear bright red and be warmer than normal to the touch. 

Fungal infection

Fungal infections are common on the underside of the breast due to the area being moist and warm. The presence of candida,a type of yeast, can cause a rash in the bra area. If candida is the culprit, the skin rash will be red and potentially scaly. 

Allergic dermatitis

Common allergy triggers that can contribute to bra rash can include perfumes, laundry detergents, lotions, and the fabric of your bra. For example, spandex and latex are common fabrics that can irritate sensitive skin in the bra area. 

Relieving your Bra Strap Rash

Gentle Bras 

100% Organic Cotton Bra Liner

Enjoy comfort and peace of mind with this latex free, spandex free and chemical free.bra liner. It features a crop top design that will keep everything in place. You can choose to wear it alone for light support or under your favorite bra. It’s also made with nickel-free snaps to secure the bra straps from direct contact with the skin. 

Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Bra

Made without latex, nylon or nickel, this hypoallergenic bra uses only allergy safe dyes to ensure lasting comfort without irritation. Its stretchy and form-fitting design ensures comfort all day long. Your sensitive skin will appreciate the feel of the super soft TENCEL and zinc-infused fabric. Plus, the moisture-wicking sweat control ensures your skin is safe from sweaty-irritation. 

100% Organic Cotton Racerback Bra with Front Closure 

Enjoy this 100% hypoallergenic bra that's made with organic cotton. It's the perfect choice for those who don't want their sensitive skin getting in the way of being active. 

Soothing Skincare 

Baby & Adult Soother

Calm dry and itchy rashes with this natural eczema treatment that’s made with the best of Chinese herbs. It’s free from colorants, artificial fragrances, preservatives, and chemicals so you can trust that it’s a safe choice for sensitive skin. 

Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream

Reduce irritated skin and find gentle relief with this 100% natural cream. It features the ever-powerful manuka honey to moisturize, soften, and soothe your skin. 

Relieve your Breast Rash 

Get started with these natural eczema treatments to find relief for your irritating breast rash today.