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recurring rash on armpit diagnosis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, b ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Arm pit: You may have an infecion of your hair follicles as a result of shaving. As a result you have a red rash and bad odor. See a dermatologist because you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: If this rash has been going on for more than a few days, you need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. The causes could be multiple, and you need to be ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Lumps or rashes in the armpit skin of a teen or young adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. If a lump hurts, it may be ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Diagnosis: I am sorry but to diagnose this correctly we would need to visualize this rash (at minimum).
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: This requires a direct exam although i suspect that this may be from a fungal infection (monilial) especially if you are overweight and sweat a lot.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Get her seen: To determine if an infection is present or other skin issue that requires medical care.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It can be reactive to irritation from deodorant. If it persists or grows after changing deodorant mention it to your doc for an exam.
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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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