Breast Rash - so stressed

I have had a rash on my breadt for 2 months and no other symptoms and it has remained fairly stable. My doctor has seen it twice and thinks it’s s fungal infection.
Am scared it could IBC! What would you suggest I do?

Hi Bethany,


It is vso understandable that you are worried, especially as the rash has not gone away. Has your doctor prescribed you any creams? If so, give them a few days to see whether it gets better.


I just looked up the symptoms for IBC - and is says following - Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that grows along the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. Cancer cells may not form a lump but block the vessels. Symptoms include: redness , swelling or pain in the breast.


Do you have any history of breast or ovarian cancer in your family?


If it does not get better within 7 days it might be an idea to go back to him and insist on a referral to a Breast Care unit for a  digital mammogram, although, if there is no history in your family it may be a bit of a fight, if you are under 50. Having this would give you peace of mind, that nothing untoward is going on.


Warm wishes

Sue xx