Underboob Sweat: How to Stop and Prevent it's Smell

Sweating is the body’s way of cooling itself and detoxing. While everyone sweats, we don’t all sweat the same. Varying conditions affect the process and cause the difference. Specific glands are responsible for sweat production. They are highly concentrated on the palms, feet, forehead and armpits. Unfortunately, these are not the only areas where sweat flows from. It also streams from other intimate areas such as butt, groin and the breasts.

While boob sweat is normal, it becomes embarrassing when excessive. Women with well-endowed busts are especially vulnerable to this kind of inconveniencing sweating. Fortunately there are different ways through which to deal with underboob sweat.

How to Stop Underboob Sweat

Excessive sweating is a nuisance especially in the summer. If you experience this, try the following solutions on how to stop underboob sweat.

Underboob Sweat Absorbers - Bra sweat pads and Liners
Underboob sweat absorbers come in handy in keeping your clothes dry even when you sweat buckets. Not to be confused with bra padding, which adds extra layers of clothing to your bra and makes you sweat more, bra sweat pads absorb moisture so it isn’t trapped on your bra and clothes. 

Both the pads and liners create a barrier that takes in all the moisture from sweat. Another option is using nursing pads. Where you are not in a position to reach these, line your bra with a pantie liner.
These items are meant to absorb moisture and will prevent skin irritation from excess sweating. They are especially appropriate for people who don’t want to use topical products to control boob sweat. Plus, they protect your clothes from nasty sweat patches and stains. You can get some cheap and disposable pads and liners from local shops or online.

Wear Appropriate Bras
You’ve probably heard about getting the right fit when it comes to picking bras. However, if you are dealing with excessive sweating, comfort alone is not enough. Your pick should offer good support while lifting your breasts so that they can stay away from each other and not rub against the underneath skin and the chest. This way, your skin remains aerated. Also important is to keep your bra clean to avoid stinky boob sweat smell.

Bras made of breathable fabrics such as cotton don’t trap moisture and heat beneath them, so your skin remains dry. A mesh bra will also not trap moisture and will prevent sweat from dripping down from under your breasts. Another option would be wearing a sports bra. These are made to cater to high activity levels and are, therefore, made from moisture-wicking and breathable fabrics. 

Whichever choice you pick, pair it up with a loose flowing top that allows air to flow freely. This will discourage trapping of moisture and heat, as well as prevent wet spots beneath your boobs.

Breast Deodorant
Deodorants help in masking sweat smell while antiperspirants prevent sweating. The aluminum compounds in antiperspirants block the sweat ducts, so you would want to stay away from products containing it. The same applies to the use of antiperspirants for breast sweat.

Deodorant sprays are especially easy to apply. They help in masking body odor so that even when you have uderboob sweating, you don’t have to worry about smelling bad. There are breast deodorants available in the market too.

Antichafing Gel
When there is excessive friction on your underbreasts, it could lead to chafing. The friction also results in extra heating meaning that you sweat more. Antichafing gel minimizes friction and prevents skin rashes and bumps around your bust.

Argan Oil for Sweat
This long-used remedy for skin conditions helps in minimizing irritation and perspiration too. It is an appropriate natural remedy for boob sweat. Moroccan Argan Oil is especially popular for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Applying a few drops underneath your boobs eliminates sweat-related itch, irritation, discomfort, odor and also calms the skin down.

Targeted Powder
Some powders are designed to take care of excess sweating. These are mostly talc-free. They protect against chafing too and leave your skin feeling smooth. When suffering rashes and chafing, baby powder is also appropriate. Since it is meant to prevent dermatitis on skin folds. They will work by preventing any kind of bacterial and fungal infections resulting from breast sweating.

Body Wipes
Body wipes are great while freshening up and will come in handy in getting rid of underboob sweat. When your skin is clean and fresh, you wade off sweat odor. There are a variety of these available. If your skin is sensitive, go for fragrance free wipes.

How to Prevent Boob Sweat

Where your boob sweat is excessive and beyond some home remedies, it can get annoying. If the situation is so bad that it affects your day to day activities or it has an effect on your esteem, consider getting professional treatment. Some of the ways on how to prevent boob sweat include:

Botox Injections: These are approved for excessive sweat treatment. They work by blocking chemical signals responsible for triggering sweat glands. Your medical doctor will evaluate the extent of your boob sweat problem and offer an appropriate remedy which could be prescription pills to regulate overall body sweat generation.

Anti-Sweat Medication: If injections do not suit you, you may opt for oral drugs to prevent excessive breast sweating. These work in the same way as injectables. They block triggers and are known as anticholinergics drugs.

Breast Reduction: People with big busts have it harder when it comes to dealing with the effects of excessive sweating. Women with large or drooping breasts experience more underboob sweating, not forgetting other related issues such as back and neck pain.  Your doctor will guide you on the best treatment to stop excessive sweating.

Smelly Boob Sweat - Sweat Under Breasts Smells Sour

Other than serving a cooling function, sweating also detoxes the body. The amount and smell of sweat is, therefore, affected by other factors such as lifestyle, clothes, stress and dietary choices. Some medication will also affect the smell.

While sweat itself does not smell, it combines with other elements to give characteristic body odor. That is why most people use deodorant to ensure that even when you sweat, they don’t emit a bad smell. Here are a possibility of some of the boob sweat smells and what to make out of them.

Fish Smell: This happens when the body can’t break down trimethylamine and thus releases it to the body. People on a low carb diet are especially likely to experience this since they cannot metabolize foods rich in high protein. This increases the possibility of having a fishy smell.

Sour Smell: When you consume too much salt, the body has to get rid of it. It does so through sweat. This makes the sweat salty and sour.

Ammonia: If your kidneys cannot eliminate all the nitrogen in urea, ammonia is released in sweat so it doesn’t build up to toxic levels. Persons experiencing a urinary tract infection could also have high levels of ammonia that leaks through the pores making your sweat smell.

Onion or Garlic Smell: Just like you get onion or garlic breathe, your sweat could emit the same if your diet has plenty of these ingredients.

When it comes to underboob sweat smell, the causes are quite many. Where you find it odd such as having a cheesy, fishy, ammonia or vinegar smell, it is prudent to see a doctor so you can rule out serious medical conditions and also get advice on the best way of dealing with the stinky sweat.

Sweat Under Breast Causing Rash

When you sweat and your breasts rub against the skin, the eminent friction could result in bumps or rashes between or under your boobs. In most cases, this should not be of much concern. You can mitigate it by rubbing products that minimize friction on skin folds. However, if they keep recurring or getting worse, see doctor for further evaluation.


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