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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy White Armpit

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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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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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Itchy and burning armpits?

Itchy and burning armpits?

A challenging one: This is a tough one to try and respond to with just the limited information. My first thought might be something you are coming into contact with, deodorant, antiperspirant? You list "breast ops" in your past. Perhaps this may be due to lymphedema from those procedures. I would say you should address this with your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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Why is one of my armpit black and itchy?

Why is one of my armpit black and itchy?

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