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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 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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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

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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 shaved my armpits and now I have a severe armpit rash that won't go away i tried cortisone please give me something else I can do?

I shaved my armpits and now I have a severe armpit rash that won't go away i tried cortisone please give me something else I can do?

Rashes...: Rashes are notoriously difficult/impossible to diagnose without being seen. You may have a simple irritation, a fungal rash, bacterial folliculitis - all of which would warrant a different recommendation. Since it is persisting, see your doctor who can actually make a diagnosis based on what they see and provide you with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Armpit rash after swimming?

Armpit rash after swimming?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of an armpit rash?

How does one get rid of an armpit rash?

1st things 1st: You need to have a proper evaluation that will first exclude potential precipitators of the rash, such as antiperspirants, and try to find any other etiology of the rash. Thereafter, an appropriate treatment prescribed. Consequently, in order to treat the rash, a physician should evaluate it and give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful consider a viral infection. ...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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My baby 4 month old he had armpit rash what can I do for that ? He get water like in armpit.Please help me

My baby 4 month old he had armpit rash what can I do for that ? He get water like in armpit.Please help me

Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes to this rash including eczema, impetigo, or many other conditions. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this rash. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit rash and red bumps ?

How to treat armpit rash and red bumps   ?

See below.: This may be related to the deodorant/antiperspirant you are using, so you can try switching that. Otherwise you can try a cornstarch based powder, 1% hydrocortisone cream or an antifungal cream. The best thing to do, however, is have your doctor look at it to diagnose it properly and treat properly. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between an armpit rash and a razor burn?

How can I tell the difference between an armpit rash and a razor burn?

Rash vs. Razor burn: Razor burn is caused by razor. Rash can be caused by Allergies, Eczema, Infections, Psoriasis, etc. ...Read more

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I have a armpit rash. Does cortisone or lotrimin (clotrimazole) work best on getting rid of it?

Get it checked out: Avoid using a steroid like cortisone on your armpits because it can cause worsening or a different rash. See a doctor because there are many different causes and they are treated differently. ...Read more

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Armpit rash not going away with any anything ! Please help red painful bumps I don't have money for doctor ?

Armpit rash not going away with any anything ! Please help red painful bumps I don't have money for doctor ?

Armpit Bumps: It is difficult to know how to treat this without seeing it. Basically if you shave the area, stop. Use a mild soap such as Aveeno (oatmeal) and avoid deodorant. Other than that it may be a fungus or a bacteria which would require direction from an MD or a pharmacist. All the best for recovery. ...Read more

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Why bilateral armpit rash after swimming 1 min? I cannot use antihistamines 'cos severe anticholinergic effects (dysphonia, dry mucose). Montelukast.

Why bilateral armpit rash after swimming 1 min? I cannot use antihistamines 'cos severe anticholinergic effects (dysphonia, dry mucose). Montelukast.

Topical creme: There are multiple topical compounded cremes and ointments containing antihistamines which can be applied locally but not get absorbed systemically. Ask your doctor to prescribe some. ...Read more

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