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Causes Of Itchy Armpits
During volleyball season my armpit does this weird thing where it's red, itchy and rough. It's only the left one though. What's the cause?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does HERPES TYPE 1 cause non itchy and painless red bumps like mosquito bites around the body and pain in the armpits?
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Fore arm, between point finger and middlefinger and also fore head I've been a little itchy in those spots.. I have anxiety..could this be the 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
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
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 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
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
Anything that scratchs, barley to a lot causes hives , itchy Ness, heavy in the area, many in arms .perminate rash on wrist where fractures main arm.
Sorry: This question lacks anything specific & seems 2 me anyway 2 make no sense. ...Read more
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