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A 21-year-old female asked:

Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. what can i do other than go doctors? 21yrs, female.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with antibacterial soap. Dry well. Air dry too. No deodorants. Use small amounts baby powder.
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