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Armpit Chicken Skin
Goosebumps?: Goosebumps are a normal skin reaction to cold, and hairs in your armpits are a sign of growing up. There is nothing you need to do about either situation, unless you like clean skin in your armpit, as many young girls do. You can safely remove the armpit hair by shaving (get your mom or aunt or friend that shaves to help you prepare for this). You don't need to do anything about 'chicken skin' ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of armpit hair to avoid them and having chicken skin and the best way to treat chicken skin, and dark underarms.
Depends: I'd recommend using a tweezer, or waxing or having it lasered off. I'm not too sure what chicken skin is! ...Read more
Pigmentation: Some persons are born with darkly pigmented skin especially on the creases - underarm, elbow crease, groins. Chicken skin maybe caused by plucked hair. I suggest you consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Unlikely: Chickenpox is disease that produces shallow blistering lesions in the skin. These occur in the top layer of the dermis and generally arise in the neck early before progressing to trunk and extremities. The average eruption includes 200-300 blisters. Inflamed lumps, located in your armpits are more likely a bacterial infection of the odor producing glands. Consult your doc for confirmation and treatm. ...Read more
I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like I have chicken pox. What's wrong?
Pustular rash: This could be folliculitis or an irritated infectious rash from rubbing between your skin surfaces. I wonder if you've been hot and sweaty lately? Since it's spreading you should show a doc since it needs to be stopped. There are other things it could be like out of control fungus, contact allergy (any new deodorants?) or less likely the start of some viral infection--I doubt chicken pox tho. ...Read more
Dark armpits: Do you also have thick dark areas on your neck and groin? How much do you weigh? How tall are you? You may have a condition called " acanthosis nigricans". It is due to Insulin resistance. It occurs in overweight people. It is a risk factor for diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, heart disease and hardening of the arteries etc etc. Consult a good primary care doctor or a m endocrinologist. ...Read more
Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more
In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?
How can I get rid of the skin darkness in the armpits? Can it be due to using deodorants and anti-perspirants?
I have a lump under my skin in left armpit. What is it? It is painful and I just started noticing it this past week.
Without: Without a clinical exam and review of your medical history it is difficult to give you an answer, but it may be a reactive lymphnode but there are other things that need to be ruled out. You should schedule an evaluation by you physician as soon as reasonable possible to examine this. ...Read more
I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!
Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more
I have a small lump under skin in right armpit, I have had it about 1 month, should I get it checked or am I just being silly?
I had a bump under the skin, in my armpit. Somehow it popped but under the skin. There was pain for a bit, but it's good now. Should I be concerned?
BUMP IN ARMPIT:
IT SOUNDS AS IF IT IS ALL BETTER NOW.
IF IT RECURS, DO SEE YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY. . . ...Read more
A couple months ago I had a minor chemical burn on my armpits from using nair. I treated it properly but my skin still isn't the same. What can I do?
Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I've had odor in my armpits for awhile as well as bumps that look like they're underneath my skin. No puss. I tried Mupirocin didn't work. Still odor?
What are the causes of darkening skin on the inner thighs and armpits. Seems to have gotten worse after children. Had it since puberty is that normal?
I had a small bump that had a head in my armpit, so my grandma popped it and now it's getting bigger and harder. It hurts when I touch it. What is it?
19 yr female. Painful, small, lump under the surface of the skin in armpit. Has been recurring. Lasts for a little over a week, comes every couple mont?
Possible staph: Many causes of painful inflammatory conditions of the intertriginous zones of the body (e.g. skin folds). One major cause is recurrent colonization with staph (bacteria) due in part to the local environment which is ideal for bacterial growth. If you are shaving your armpits, you may be introduction bacteria by using or re-using razors which cause trauma of the skin which can lead to "bumps". ...Read more
I have always had this light black skin in my armpits, and on the outside of my knees. What is it?
Hyperpigmentation: Increased melanocytes cause increased pigmentation naturally in your affected areas. If this is a sudden onset or there is any pain or a spreading of the pigmentation you should be seen by a primary physician or dermatologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!
Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?
Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations. If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better. ...Read more
I have found a lumpy spot on the skin of my armpit which doesn't hurt. What is it? Is there any way I could remove it?
Lumpy spot: It could be lymph node, cyst or fat etc. See your doctor, who can resect it and make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more