Rash under your breasts

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 18 January 2018
Do you suffer from a rash under your breasts? You most likely have a condition known as intertrigo. Intertrigo is a skin condition (dermatitis) caused by the friction of skin folds rubbing together in the presence of heat and moisture. In this case we are talking about under the breast fold but it can be seen in other areas such as the groin. It is most commonly seen in the summer months when the weather conspires to create the conditions likely to contribute to developing the issue. Mostly intertrigo is diagnosed by the patient themselves (even though they may not know the medical name of the rash). Most often people just refer to it as a "heat rash". If not usually the diagnosis is made by your doctor by just looking. The risk factors are being overweight, heat and humidity. It is often made worse by exercise because the additional movement and rubbing of the skin surfaces over each other during sports increases the friction and superficial damage ...
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Hot, hot, hot

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 18 January 2018
It is here for another year. Every year about this time all the women who have been struggling with the problems disproportionately large breasts cause are rueing the fact they have let another year pass without addressing the issue. With all the hot and in some places very humid weather we are all experiencing the classic symptoms leading women to consider breast reduction are coming to the front of mind. Perhaps the most frustrating and distressing thing of all is that people who don't have the problem really fail to understand how physically and socially distressing having overly large breasts can be. No prizes for guessing the issues relating to shoulder, neck and back pain are just made worse by the general tiredness and fatigue we can all experience in extremely hot and humid weather. What a lot of people fail to understand is that the summer weather creates a lot of additional physical and social issues for women with overly large breasts. To start with...
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Summer is here again

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 17 November 2017
Summer is here again
Every year at this time I see women who have promised themselves that they will not go through another summer enduring the pain and additional discomfort summer brings due the weight and size of their breasts. Life gets in the way over the cooler months  and a busy life just means you may have not got around to talking to someone about your breast issues. Before you know it we are back to the hotter weather and the same old problems are back again. The rashes and irritation in the breast fold, the shoulder ,neck and back pain, the difficulties with summer clothing not to mention the feelings exhaustion and frustration in the heat. Unfortunately we are back in this cycle again. Summer is here. The good news is that if it suits your needs you can still have the procedure performed over summer . The recovery is not affected by what time of year the procedure is performed. The other issue is how to break the cycle of yet another year passing and nothing progressi...
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Research into the effect of posture on pain in some women

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 3 August 2017
Research into the effect of posture on pain in some women
Are you interested in contributing to medical research? We are trying to help Dr. Kelly Ann Bowles and Megan Jepson with their research project to see if posture and body shape affect shoulder and/or neck pain in some women. The aim of the study is to understand the causes of neck and shoulder pain in women by looking at posture and body shape (Your breasts can be a big factor in both your posture and body shape). By gathering this information the hope is to positively influence outcomes for women going forward. This data can potentially influence bra design and the indications for breast procedures like breast reduction. We all are increasingly aware we live in data driven world now. By gathering data about what factors influence or produce neck and shoulder pain in women, researchers can advocate more strongly for women's health initiatives. I will keep you updated on the findings when they become available. Click here for further information   ...
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Your nipples and breast reduction

Posted by Dr Jamie Burt on 2 August 2017
Your nipples and breast reduction
What happens to your nipples during and after breast reduction? Quite understandably women have lots of questions about what happens to their nipples during and after breast reduction. The common questions and misunderstandings are listed below: Are my nipples removed during breast reduction? Your nipples remain attached to your breast tissue at all times during a breast reduction. They are never removed. We keep them attached to the breast tissue we are keeping to make you new breast with as part of the procedure. The blood flows through this remaining breast tissue to your nipples to keep them alive.   Will I have numb nipples after breast reduction? Could this numbness be permanent? It is common to have some degree of numbness (pins and needles or lack of sensation) after breast reduction. Sometimes this is the result of any bruising and swelling that is present and as the bruising and swelling resolves over the first few weeks following a proc...
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Rash under your breasts

Jan 18 2018
Do you suffer from a rash under your breasts? You most likely have a condition known as intertrigo. Intertrigo is a skin condition (dermatit...

Hot, hot, hot

Jan 18 2018
It is here for another year. Every year about this time all the women who have been struggling with the problems disproportionately large breast...

Summer is here again

Nov 17 2017
Every year at this time I see women who have promised themselves that they will not go through another summer enduring the pain and additional d...


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