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Causes Of Rash Around Armpit
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
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
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
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
What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?
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 DOESN'T GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
I have itching in my left armpits. It happens after I shave. Its, sore, it causes rash nd looks scaley when itz dry. I don't repeat shaving sticks.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What feels like a burning feeling on side of breast, bottom of armpit area. No rash, lumps or pain. Could me about to start my period cause this?
I have a rash around edge of both armpits. In foreign country with different detergent. Cause perhaps? Use hydrocortisone? Claritin (loratadine)? Cornstarch?
Use: Cotizone topicals and antihistamines removal of the cause ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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
Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?
Watchband reactions: Reactions to watchbands tend to be related to the presence of nickel in the band. Nickel is a metal that some people have a reaction to (irritant contact dermatitis) when there is prolonged contact. The reaction takes place at the site of contact, and is usually a red rash sometimes with cracked skin, rather than hives. ...Read more
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
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?
I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?
Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more
Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...Read more
I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can I treat it?
Uncertain: You should schedule an evaluation with a primary doctor so that your condition can be better assessed. ...Read more
My daughter 5 yrs old have a rashes at the back and in the armpit it's not itchy but painful she is crying for the pain?
Get her seen: To determine if an infection is present or other skin issue that requires medical care. ...Read more
There's a clump of itchy red and bumpy rashes above my armpit. There used to be a rash just like that two weeks ago but my mom told me to leave it be.
Diagnosis: This skin condition will require visualization and a medical history at minimum to be able to diagnose correctly. ...Read more
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