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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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I used the salt stone in my armpits. I got a burning rash and quit using it. I have been putting neosporin on it for a week. How do I heal this?

I used the salt stone in my armpits. I got a burning rash and quit using it. I have been putting neosporin on it for a week. How do I heal this?

Vaseline ointment: The abrasions from using a coarse salt stone can be very uncomfortable. I would avoid using neosporin (or triple antibiotic ointment) because you can develop an allergy to one of the ingredients in neosporin (most likely neomycin or bacitracin). Use simple vaseline petrolatum ointment a few times a day and this will heal very quickly. If it does not, you may have a slight infection, see a doc. ...Read more

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Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Radiculopathy: The nerves that come out of your neck from a plexus of nerves that povide sensation and motor control to the biceps and armpit area. Nerve entrapments or inflammations could cause your described symptoms. See a neurologist or gp to get checked for neuropathy involving the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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What cause a burning red rash on the bridge of arms above the armpit, that doesn't spread? As well as pinching sensation in armpit.

What cause a burning red rash on the bridge of arms above the armpit, that doesn't spread? As well as pinching sensation in armpit.

? Both sides: If this is bilateral, it is likely something your skin was exposed to or traumatized by. Send a picture or see your MD to help sort this out. If you are otherwise sick be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.

Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.

Possibly shingles: Shingles starts out as a burning pain which is highly sensitive with no visible rash. The rash comes a few days later. You might also have some other type of infection. Shingles should be treated early with an antiviral to prevent scarring and neuralgia (nerve pain) that can be long-lasting. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am have developed rashes under arm. I think it is because of waxing. What should I do? It is causing burning sensation and little pain.

I am have developed rashes under arm. I think it is because of waxing. What should I do? It is causing burning sensation and little pain.

Rash: Under arm rash can be due to-- contact irritant dermatitis (treatment is steroid ointment), bacterial infection (folliculitis), fungal infections (t corporis), infection of sweat glands- hidradenitis. All these conditions need to be treated differently. See your md to make right diagnosis and place you on right treatment. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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I have a burning rash on my arm. What should I do for it?

I have a burning rash on my arm.  What should I do for it?

DEPENDS: Depends on what it is. That requires an exam by a professional, best luck with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has a burning sensation on his skin under his arm but no rash. Very painfultothe touch?

My son has a burning sensation on his skin under his arm but no rash. Very painfultothe touch?

Several options...: For burning sensation. May be from injury, oncoming shingles flare, or early infection. Would see your doctor if this persists or worsens or of there are any other concerns such as fever. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a dry, itchy, and sometimes burning rash on my sides, right arm, and back. What could be causing this?

Needs exam: Your rash may have multiple causes and needs to be examined for proper diagnosis. Start with your primary care doctor and if they don't figure it out, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My left arm is burning and I have a red rash all over my body?

My left arm is burning and I have a red rash all over my body?

Rash: You may have a hypersensitivity reaction to a medication or to something you have ingested or an internal infection. See your dermatologist for help. The other possibility is an allergic reaction to something you came on contact with it which case you would need oral and topical steroids. ...Read more

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There is a rash at the bass of my arm pitt and one on my back. The rash is small. Each bump has a black dot. It's inflammed and has a burning sensation?

There is a rash at the bass of my arm pitt and one on my back. The rash is small. Each bump has a black dot. It's inflammed and has a burning sensation?

Glands: Hi
Sorry to hear you've been dealing with rash issues. There are glands under the arm pit that can commonly become clogged and become infected. We have larger glands there that you wouldn't find elsewhere, like say your forearm. If you shave, it is also common to get ingrown hairs. Usually these issues are self resolving. More info: http://wb.md/2pAk5BC Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

Unclear: Need further clarification. The reason may be neurologic such as a pinched. Did you have any trauma? See your doctor for further ID. Does not sound serious but go and have it checked. ...Read more

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Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. That's spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & see a doc: If the rash is bad, and especially if there is pus coming out, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg every 4-6hrs for an adult) can relieve itching and swelling, but may make you feel sleepy, so be careful driving, etc. ...Read more

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Iv got a red itchy raised rash on my upper inner arms close to my arm pits and it feels like it is burning . What could it be?

Iv got a red itchy raised rash on my upper inner arms close to my arm pits and it feels like it is burning . What could it be?

Cheek rash: Need to find the cause of the rash & treat that. Dermatologist can help identify the type & the irritants causing it, or any illnesses associated with it. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

Nerve pain: This could be multiple things however two things that comes to mind are pinched/irritated cervical nerves or less likely, multidermatomal zoster without the rash. An examination would be helpful. ...Read more

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My mom has a rash that is burning and it's starting from her underarm all the way up the back of her arm. No fever. It's red with pus?

My mom has a rash that is burning and it's starting from her underarm all the way up the back of her arm. No fever. It's red with pus?

It's possible that: It's possible that your mom has shingles (Herpes Zoster) for which medications can be prescribed that can help with her symptoms and prevent a condition called "post-herpetic neuralgia." In any case, she should see a doctor about this. It's a fairly common condition that a primary care physician (general internist or family doctor) can handle. If they can't, they can refer her to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

See dermatologist: A cluster of red pimples that itch and burn on one side of the body sounds like shingles but a month sounds a bit long. Time to get checked out. ...Read more

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Skin sensitivity to touch, burning. Muscle pain without any straining prior. No rash. Lasting 5 days. The burning spread from finger to arm. Help!?

Skin sensitivity to touch, burning. Muscle pain without any straining prior. No rash. Lasting 5 days. The burning spread from finger to arm. Help!?

Confused: You give a clue at the end of your post, but unfortunately you don't specify where on your body this is happening. Regardless, wherever it is, unlike in IT, you can't get diagnosed over the Internet. We can't get remote access to your body. If you're to the "Help!" stage, you'll have to actually leave home & get hands laid on you by a live doctor. There's no other way to get the help you seek. ...Read more

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Pea size lump under skin on mid back to left.it stings and causin burning pain round into breast&down arm. Doc said shingles 2 week ago but no rash?

Pea size lump under skin on mid back to left.it stings and causin burning pain round into breast&down arm. Doc said shingles 2 week ago but no rash?

Diagnosis: This may be a neuroma, might be shingles, or several other possibilities. Would need to see it in order to diagnose. Suggest that if you are not confident in the doctor's diagnosis that you get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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