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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Armpits

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Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Doubtful: But pruritis (itchiness) is a subliminal form of pain, and if you have slightly enlarged lymph nodes from adenoviral infection, anything is possible. But i sincerely doubt that this is what is creating your itchy armits. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

ARMPIT RASH: WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW. IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOAP, DETERGENT, STUFF YOU MAY BE PUTTING ON WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND. BE A DETECTIVE AND IF IT DOESNT GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my baby & my armpits are very itchy. 1st what causes this & 2nd what can I use that won't harm my baby while breastfeeding. Thanks?

I'm breastfeeding my baby & my armpits are very itchy. 1st what causes this & 2nd what can I use that won't harm my baby while breastfeeding. Thanks?

Irritation?: Itchy armpits are usually due to an irritation. Try using deodorant stick that does not say anti-perspirant. This helps if you have a blocked sweat duct. Compresses of water/white vinegar may help remove small yeast infection. Make sure if you shave to use a good quality gel and quality razor - not just soap and water - to avoid ingrown hairs. A light powdering of corn starch can help with wetness ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

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

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What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red , and causes discoloration.

What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy,  its red , and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants second warm soaks third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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Every now & then i find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Every now & then i find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Could be eczema...: With skin conditions, its always hard to diagnose without a physical exam and thorough history. However, what you have could be eczema - basically translates to chronic dry inflammed skin. Sometimes it appears as dry patches of skin. Keeping your skin well moisturized will help this. Applying something natural like jojoba oil before getting out of the shower while skin is still wet might help. ...Read more

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What can cause rough/scaly/shiny irregular patch on arm for 3 wks? Has rough dots around it, more dots have appeared. Tried lotion. NOT itchy.

What can cause rough/scaly/shiny irregular patch on arm for 3 wks? Has rough dots around it, more dots have appeared. Tried lotion. NOT itchy.

Need a photo: The most common kind of rash that you are describing would be ringworm, which does not have to itch or be circular but may be bordered by inflamed satellite lesions on its border. These could spread and considered contagious. Have your doctor check it right away because it could also be something else. ...Read more

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I was bit yesterday by something but don't know what. I have a raised bump on my arm. I don't know if it is cause for concern. It has been very itchy.

Small bug bite can: Be managed with otc antibiotic and steroid cream but anything that's spreading, getting more red and pussy, accompanied by fever, body aches and joint pains needs to be seen by a dr. Take care! ...Read more

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What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

Bug bite: Most such localized spots would be the result of some bug deciding to bit you & you body deciding it didn't appreciate the attention. ...Read more

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I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

?Hives: Sounds like you may have hives which would be an allergic reaction. You can try taking some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if that helps. If the rash persists, spreads, or you develop fever, make sure you get in to see you physician. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis.It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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Can a trapped nerve in neck cause an itchy arm aswell as numbness and is there any treatment?

Can a trapped nerve in neck cause an itchy arm aswell as numbness and is there any treatment?

Yes.: Nerve impingement can cause numbness or parasthesia which can be felt as an itching. Yes, there are treatment options but you need to see an orthopedic physician. ...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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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden non itchy non painful slightly raised spots on face, neck and 1 arm?

What could be the cause of sudden non itchy non painful slightly raised spots on face, neck and 1 arm?

Skin: Unfortunately there is no way to give you any kind of valid answer. There is not enough information here. In fact, skin eruptions are often very hard to describe and diagnose online. Skin troubles are best seen to diagnose. It can be very easy to diagnose when seen. If you are not having pain or itch this is most likely a minor problem and will go away. If this persists or worsens see doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

Allergies vs. inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores.. Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more