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What is the best thing to do to eliminate chicken skin and tiny hair in my armpit?

What is the best thing to do to eliminate chicken skin and tiny hair in my armpit?

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

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


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What happens if I get a tattoo over the "chicken skin" aka keratosis palaris on my arm?

What happens if I get a tattoo over the "chicken skin" aka keratosis palaris on my arm?

Yes: If the tatoo parlor is clean and liscensed then the keratosis pilaris (kp) by itself is not a big risk for anything. The treatments for kp can still be done even after the tatoo, but wait for it to heal completely. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to whiten and eliminate chicken skin on the underarm area?

Is there a natural way to whiten and eliminate chicken skin on the underarm area?

You could: A trial of daily Hydrocortisone 10 once a day might lighten the skin but should not be applied on your face or privates. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chicken skin in my underarm?

How to get rid of chicken skin in my underarm?

Wrinkled Arm Skin?: Without a photo my guess would be ThermiTight RF treatments, in 3 sessions at cost of $5, 000 total.. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of dark underarm and chicken skin? Any home remedies? Thanks!

How could I get rid of dark underarm and chicken skin? Any home remedies? Thanks!

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

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Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

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

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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?

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

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I have dark armpits...What should I do for toning my skin?!?

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

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What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

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. ...Read more

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Hi there, I get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Hi there, I get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

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

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My skin at my shoulder area and armpit is becoming dark day by day. What is the remedy. Thanks?

Insulin resistance?: Dark skin around the neck and in the armpits with skin tags and thickening could mean Insulin resistance that could lead to diabetes in the future. This is usually linked to weight problems, genetics and poor life style or diet. ...Read more

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In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?

In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?

Sounds like a boil: You need to get in to a physician's office or urgent care for what sounds like an abcess or boil. These are treated with antibiotics & sometimes with incision and drainage. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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 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?

Yes: Get it "checked out" You are not silly! Chances are its a benign SEBACEOUS cyst (Very common underarms!) NEVERTHELESS it should be checked out at your age!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

Time: Let nature its course. Interfering with natural healing could make matters worse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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?

Dermatology: You may be suffering from a condition known as Hidradenitis Suprativa. I would have the bumps looked at by your regular doctor or ask to see a dermatologist, you may need oral antibiotics or steroids to help with these bumps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've noticed over the years that my skin and groin began to itch and my armpits and thighs became more darker?

Check your: Blood sugar, pre-diabetes or early diabetes may be a cause, see your primary doctor for routine check, if everything is fine you may want to see a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

Have your doctor: Take a look at these as it is possible they represent hydradenitis which is an inflammation/infection of the sweat glands in the skin. In the meantime warm compresses, no shaving and no deodorant. ...Read more

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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