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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

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 (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed. Get seen if no better. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What can I do to reduce my armpit rash?

What can I do to reduce my armpit rash?

No deodorant: Stop deodorant and fragrance. Use Hydrocortisone covered by diaper paste. If no relief see dermatologsot for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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I have an armpit rash. Which ointment/cream to use?

I have an armpit rash. Which ointment/cream to use?

Needs to be seen: An armpit rash can be a fungal infection or an allergic reaction, it needs to be examined to identify it and treat it properly. ...Read more

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I have a armpit rash, is it okay to use vaseline hydrating lotion on it?

I have a armpit rash, is it okay to use vaseline hydrating lotion on it?

Vaseline is helpful: Vaseline or hydrating lotion is helpful in many conditions causing a rash. However, the rash could be due to a contact allergy or a fungal infection for which you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could causea large red armpit rash under only one arm for over3 wks?

What could causea large red armpit rash under only one arm for over3 wks?

Several: It is possible to have an infection, fungal or bacterial. You could have an allergic reaction or just a severe irritation to shaving. Some dermatitis can start in one location or be isolated to one area. If fever, pain, or drainage or weeping fluid, see ur dr. If not can try an anti fungal powder to keep dry or mild steroid cream for relief of itch, irritation. ...Read more

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What can cause an armpit rash?

What can cause an armpit rash?

Variety of Things: This could be related to clothing you have worn, a hair follicle/ingrown hair, an infection in a sweat gland, a reaction to something that touched that portion of your skin, an infection in your skin, or something else. It is difficult to tell without more of a story/seeing the rash. Antiperspirants are the leading cause of armpit problems in the us. ...Read more

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How do you treat an armpit rash?

How do you treat an armpit rash?

Rash: Stop using deodorant until it clears then find a different deodorant without aluminum in it. A steroid ointment or cream will help it resolve more quickly. ...Read more

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What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

Itertrigo: Sweat combines with dead skin to cause an irritation where skin meets skin. Other causes could contact dermatitis, fungal/viral/bacterial infection, allergic reaction. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more