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i have dark spots under my armpits

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Armpit acne: Hard to treat. Might be hidradenitis. See a derm for antibiotcs and a lotion that may help.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
I once treated : A patient with his disease by a post hypnotic suggestion that the scales would fall off. They did!
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Could be anything: This could be a simple fungal infection, dermatitis or something serious such as a melanoma. See your doctor for a proper skin examination / dermoscop ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, inse ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Spots Under Skin: The spots under your skin could be sebaceous hyperplasia, milia, comedones, cysts or other. Without seeing the spots it is difficult to make a diagnos ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
May be normal: It can be normal for dark skin patients to have irregular discoloration of their skin. It is also possible you have melasma which is caused by the sun ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans can look like a velvety darkening of the neck with thickened skin folds and increased skin tags. This can be seen with obesity an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Time for a Check up?: If you haven't seen your dentist in over 6 months, you need to see them. Many people have 'normal' discolorations under their tongue that they just ne ... Read More
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Dr. Valena Grbic
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs evaluation: Any new skin change deserve attention and evaluation. Is there any pain, does it itch? Any discharge? What is the size, color, borders? These are all ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Yellow Stains: There are two causes of these stains. First, aluminum-based antiperspirants are acidic and contain compounds that can contribute to staining. In addit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Dark circles : Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
29 years experience Internal Medicine
When to seek help:: The color and location of the pimples are not enough information to offer guidance. If they are lingering more than a few days, though, it is prudent ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Need more: Many things can cause this. Perhaps a virtrual consult would be the best way to address this.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stroup
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Follicular trauma: Most likely the general trauma in the area has induced a resting state in some of the hair follicles. This should revert to normal as the tissues rec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungus among us: If you noticed that they are more prominent since you have been to the beach or had a tan than it is likely Tinea Versicolor, a common fungus that doe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Be careful not to get in your eye.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: Maybe an inflamed lymph node, an infected cyst?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Angiomas: The red spots are most likely angiomas. Angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are made up of small blood and lymphatic vessels. Angioma is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
New dark spot?: If this is a new dark spot, then a Dermatologist should have a look at it. If it's been there for a while but has changed in any way (shape, color va ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
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