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A 33-year-old female asked:

itchy(under arms) 3weeks, how long does arithromycin reaction take to go away? tried allergy pills, creams(hydrocortisone, zinc oxide creams).what now?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Question unclear: Erythromycin or azithromycin? Either one should be out of system by 3 weeks. Itching may be due to deodorant/antiperspirant irritation after shaving. Try change in deodorant/antiperspirant (one without aluminum). If still not resolved, see dermatologist.

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