I am a 42-year-old woman with two small children. For about a week now, I have a red and itchy area on my right breast. It is also warmer than the rest of my breast. I tried cortisone and aquaphore for three days now, but it is still itchy and red. Should i worry? Does this sound like just a rash?
Read this article about some common rashes in the breast area. If the area is on the underside of your breast, there is a good chance that it might be a fungus or heat rash. Since you have already tried some home remedies without success, it sounds like it's time to let a doctor take a look. Most breast rashes are skin problems that a dermatologist would be able to treat. In some rare cases, a red itching breast is an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer. I don't think you should worry. It's much too early to panic. However, I do think you need to be proactive about getting this diagnosed.
Here are some other links on breast health you might find useful:
Tips for Healthy Breasts
10 Breast Cancer Myths Debunked
Can Olive Oil Help Prevent Breast Cancer?