Fungus on the Nipples

Fungal infections are often seen in the folds of the lower breasts of girls. Many people suffer from shame and hesitation to go to the doctor with this problem. That’s why they suffer unnecessarily with the problem.

Generally, the skin in the folds of the body is moist and wet, so it is prone to fungal infections. In most cases, the cause of this infection is a type of fungus called Candida. It is a type of yeast-like fungus that prefers warm and moist places. Apart from the folds under the breast, this infection can also occur in the armpits and between the thighs.

A Candida infection causes a bright red rash on the skin. They burn and itch. The rash may even form a rash and break out. The skin around the infection may be dry and cracked.

If the problem is severe, it may be necessary to apply oral antifungal medicine. However, it should be used under the advice of a doctor, no matter what it takes.

Factors that increase the risk of a yeast infection in the lower folds of the breast include:

  • Wearing excessively tight, semi-wet, or sweaty underwear. Do not change underwear.
  • Increased folds due to extra-large breasts.
  • The place is wet with sweat all the time.
  • Use of breast pads.
  • Obese women.
  • When immunity decreases during pregnancy.
  • If you have diabetes or have been taking antibiotics or steroid-like drugs for a long time,.

What is the treatment?


Usually, no tests are needed to diagnose the disease. Sometimes, healthcare providers collect small cells from the skin and send them for testing to identify the type of fungus. Doctors usually use different types of antifungal creams to treat this problem.

Take antihistamines to reduce itching. Using dry powder can help keep the area dry. If the problem is severe, it may be necessary to apply oral antifungal medicine. However, it should be used under the advice of a doctor, no matter what it takes.

Being cautious: A guide to being careful


  • Wear clean underwear that is cotton and comfortable in the right size. change every day. Do not sleep in underwear at night. Wash your everyday underwear in hot, soapy water when you get home.
  • Those who use breast pads should change them regularly. Users can wash and reuse reusable pads. If it is disposable, make sure it does not have a waterproof liner.
  • Lose weight
  • If you have diabetes, keep it under control.
  • Eat nutritious food.

Professor Md. Asifuzzaman, Head, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Green Life Medical College

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