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causes of rash around armpit

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydroco ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Contact/irritant: Fungus infections don't typically itch; this is most likely due to allergy or direct irritation. If the vault (central depression) is involved, it's o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not from histamine: Despite your age, you need to get your cardiac status evaluated before you exert heavily again. This may be a warning sign of something serious and p ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Several causes: If the vault (the central "pit" area) is involved, it's usually caused by allergy to a deodorant or antiperspirant, or some component of it. If the ou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelam Shah
73 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Variety of Things: This could be related to clothing you have worn, a hair follicle/ingrown hair, an infection in a sweat gland, a reaction to something that touched tha ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Itertrigo: Sweat combines with dead skin to cause an irritation where skin meets skin. Other causes could contact dermatitis, fungal/viral/bacterial infection, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Folliculitis, contact dermatitis (to clothes or antiperspirant); bacterial, viral or fungal infection, hyperhidrosis (sweating too much), on and on. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
46 years experience Dermatology
Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful con ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Bacteria: A secondary bacterial infection of the skin of the underarm area.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Hidradenitis: This is probably hidradenitis suppurativa . Your dermatologist can help you.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ARMPIT RASH: WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW. IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM ... Read More
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