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A 44-year-old member asked:

What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Irritation: It could be an infection or excessive sweating that's causing irritation. It could also be a reaction to chemicals in clothing. It it is occurring on only one side it may a symptombof something thatvis unrelated to skin from deep inside. If it persists it is best to be evaluated.
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Underarm Dermatitis: Burning in an armpit can have several causes. You may be irritating it because of your deodorant. It's wise to see a dermatologist and see if you have a contact dermatitis or some more esoteric infection such as Candida Albicans or a fungus on the hairs.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014


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