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Baby Armpit Rash
My baby 4 month old he had armpit rash what can I do for that? He get water like in armpit. Please help me
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have an armpit rash because I scrubbed it too harsh to get rid of an ingrown hair but it has been there for a week, what should I do about it?
INGROWN ARMPIT HAIR:
SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
YOU CANNOT DO THIS YOURSELF.
IF YOU TRY TO DO IT, YOU MAY DEVELOP AN INFECTION! ...Read more
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
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
Depends: If armpit rash is caused by allergic/irritant contact, cortisone might help. If rash is yeast infection or caused by fungus, lotrimin (clotrimazole) would help. You may need to see a dermatologist to get idea what cause it, because wrong medication may make it worse. For example, if the rash is a fungal infection and you use cortisone, it would make it worse and spreading. ...Read more
Probably Not: Skin to skin contact usually doesn't cause a rash, so it is doubtful that picking up your child would cause a rash. Babies occasionally can have fungal infections under their armpits, given the moist environment. If your baby has a rash under their armpits and it is not improving, you should consult your physician. ...Read more
My baby has a rash under her armpit. She is two years old. It started on her upper back then disappeared and went under her arm. What is it?
See below: Without a description of the rash itself and any associated symptoms, it is nearly impossible to give an answer here. Furthermore, even with descriptions, rashes often need to be seen and evaluated to make a coherent diagnosis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?
I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?
Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more
Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...Read more
I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can I treat it?
Uncertain: You should schedule an evaluation with a primary doctor so that your condition can be better assessed. ...Read more
Patchy red rashes on my neck, under my breasts and my armpits - has been like this for a number of days and are getting worse.
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
My daughter 5 yrs old have a rashes at the back and in the armpit it's not itchy but painful she is crying for the pain?
Get her seen: To determine if an infection is present or other skin issue that requires medical care. ...Read more