Is Bigger Better When It Comes To Boobs? Maybe Not
Surprise, surprise: Big boobs can cause big skin problems.
Any woman who spent time at summer camp as a kid can probably remember the pre-teen chant "I must, I must, I must increase my bust." But it turns out bigger boobs aren't necessarily better -- and not just because of the attendant big-boob back pain. Let's talk about the big breast/skin infection connection, shall we?
Intertrigo is a creepily named skin condition that affects some big-breasted women. Intertrigo happens when the skin underneath the breast repeatedly rubs against the breast, causing a rash. Bacteria and yeast help spread and infect the rash (thanks guys). The result: A painful, smelly bacterial infection that can cause fungus to grow on your skin.
How can well-endowed women prevent Intertrigo? Keep your breast area dry and clear -- especially during hot weather months -- and avoid underwire bras. Anti-fungal creams can help, but if your skin isn't healing, get thee to a doctor, stat! [Source]
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