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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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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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Why histamine surge cause heart pain in swimming? I get armpit rashes if exercising 1min. I get moderate pain in heart in 45min so have to stop.

Why histamine surge cause heart pain in swimming? I get armpit rashes if exercising 1min. I get moderate pain in heart in 45min so have to stop.

Not from histamine: Despite your age, you need to get your cardiac status evaluated before you exert heavily again. This may be a warning sign of something serious and potentially life-threatening. ...Read more

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What might cause a rash on my armpit?

What might cause a rash on my armpit?

Several causes: If the vault (the central "pit" area) is involved, it's usually caused by allergy to a deodorant or antiperspirant, or some component of it. If the outer rim of the armpit is involved and the vault is spared, it's usually caused by an article of clothing or detergent or fabric softener. Other causes include yeast and fungus infections, and there are other, more obscure causes. ...Read more

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What can cause an armpit rash?

What can cause an armpit rash?

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

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What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

Itertrigo: Sweat combines with dead skin to cause an irritation where skin meets skin. Other causes could contact dermatitis, fungal/viral/bacterial infection, allergic reaction. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful consider a viral infection. ...Read more

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What could cause rash/pimples in the armpit?

What could cause rash/pimples in the armpit?

Many things: Folliculitis, contact dermatitis (to clothes or antiperspirant); bacterial, viral or fungal infection, hyperhidrosis (sweating too much), on and on. If it is bothersome, see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...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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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 form 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 would cause a red rash behind both armpits? I just had an IUD (paraguard) inserted on the 11th. Could that cause this painful rash?

What would cause a red rash behind both armpits? I just had an IUD (paraguard) inserted on the 11th.  Could that cause this painful rash?

Local Irritation?: If it is symmetrical on both sides, think about local irritation from clothing or a bra. Have you used a new soap or perfume or other skin product with dye in it? Do you take any other medicines? I would not be suspicious of the IUD causing this kind of discrete rash. ...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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I just noticed I have a rash between my legs, on my belly (near my belly button) and my arms near the armpits. What could cause this?

I just noticed I have a rash between my legs, on my belly (near my belly button) and my arms near the armpits. What could cause this?

New soap?: If you have begun any new detergents, fabric softeners, deodorant, soaps, lotions, perfumes, etc. stop them, it may be due to that. Either way, whenever you have a skin problem, (or a cough, cold, runny nose, etc) avoid fragrances and aerosols, and go fragrance and aerosol free till symptoms are gone. These products are respiratory tract and skin irritants. If your rash does not go away see MD. ...Read more

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My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

A lot to consider: MRSA is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Does he have a MRSA pneumonia? How is that related to a brown recluse spider? Which antibiotics delivered how, at what doses, for how long? He must have been very ill. Sounds like he has monilial intertrigo related in part to antibiotics. If this is the case, he will improve with miconazole cream, Castellani's solution, and a single dose of oral flucona ...Read more

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Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Rheumatology: While it is possible you might have had a reaction to your deodorant; the presence of a rash, pain and swelling in the joints can also suggest a possible rheumatologist condition, such as lupus for example. So if it does not clear up quickly, you might benefit from a rheumatologist workup. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of rashes on the neck, ampit, lower abdoment and thighs?

What are possible causes of rashes on the neck, ampit, lower abdoment and thighs?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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