From the late night bathroom emergencies to the strange cravings and hormonal acne in the most unlikely places, pregnancy is nothing if not full of surprises. And while those surprises occur for a reason, they're usually uncomfortable and unpleasant. One of the worst "revelations" is pregnancy boob sweat. It's the worst and can lead to embarrassing public experiences and painful rashes. But rest assured, you don't have to suffer. There are ways to treat boob sweat during pregnancy, if you're willing to do some prevention work.
Alexes Hazen, MD, associate professor in the Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at New York University Langone, tells Prevention the boob sweat is common among those with "large or ptotic (a.k.a droopy) breasts." Because an increase in blood volume and pregnancy hormones can increase breast size by upwards of two cup sizes, Dr. Hazen says "an overhang of skin tends to get sweaty." As a result of the "wet" environment created by your sweat, bacteria can form and lead to a rash. At that point treating the sweat itself will be harder, because your already delicate area might feel particularly painful. That's why prevention is first, and foremost, the key to treating this annoying side-effect of pregnancy.
So, if you're dealing with pregnancy boob sweat, here are some easy remedies to combat the discomfort. And if all else fails, wear black. In my experience, at least it conceals the sweat spots.