Ask the Nurse

I am 51 years old and in good health. I have large 36 DD breasts. I wash my bras after one wear and shower daily. I have noticed I’m getting a vinegar smell under and between my breasts sometimes. I have never had this problem before. It’s embarrassing when I take off my bra to get ready for bed sometimes. Are there any solutions for this? Should I wear deodorant around my breasts? I even once had a rash and bought baby diaper rash cream because I thought it might be a fungal irritation, but that just burned the skin and made it worse. Any suggestions?

If there is no rash to suggest fungal infection, it can be helpful to blow dry under the breasts after showering and use gold bond powder to keep the area dry. If that does not help, please see your physician or a dermatologist.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

May 4, 2017 at 12:44pm