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Doctor insights on: Creams For Dark Underarms

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Do you recommend any of these: porcelana day/night cream, even tone fade cream, or esoterica fade cream? Do they work for dark underarms too?

Yes: These all contain hydroquinone which is a bleaching agent but they are available over-the-counter so contain less percentage of the active ingredient than is available in prescription products or those that are dispensed from doctors' offices. They do help somewhat with dark patches but don't expect them to clear completely. If not helping enough, see doctor for higher strength or procedures. ...Read more

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What creams giving by a doc. would help with dark underarms. to get rid of the dark color?

What creams giving by a doc. would help with dark underarms. to get rid of the dark color?

Hyperpigmented skin: There is a cream called hydroxiquinone that can be used to lighten the skin. make an appointment with your family doctor or a dermatologist to evalate and treat you. ...Read more

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I hAve dark underarms and im using hydroquinone with retinon for 3 weeks now and i have redness that doesnt fade away should I stop using the cream ?

Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use cortisone cream on underarm eczema?

Is it possible for me to use cortisone cream on underarm eczema?

Underarm eczema: If it is sore and inflame you can use cortisone, and once healed you can then use bleaching cream. ...Read more

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I have an armpit rash. Which ointment/cream to use?

I have an armpit rash. Which ointment/cream to use?

Needs to be seen: An armpit rash can be a fungal infection or an allergic reaction, it needs to be examined to identify it and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Can fucicort cream use on armpit if I have armpit abrasion?

Can fucicort cream use on armpit if I have armpit abrasion?

Fucicort cream is a: topical steroid and if put on abraded skin it can irritate it and delay healing. I would use topical antibiotic ointment and see derm if not clear in a week or 2 ...Read more

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Help with a small rash on my armpit. Need an OTC cream or something to rid it?

Help with a small rash on my armpit.  Need an OTC cream or something to rid it?

Underarm rash: Underarm rashes may be the result of an allergic reaction to a deodorant or antiperspirant. However, heat, fungal skin conditions as well as razor burn may be to blame too. A rash under the arm can be embarrassing as the urge to scratch may be over powering. You can try otc cortisone twice a day but if not improved see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my armpit for more than 5 month. Doc gave me antibiotec cream and then tablets. The pain still goes and comes.

Diagnosis?: I am not sure of what the cause of your axillary (armpit) pain was/ is? Potential causes for armpit pain include inflamed lymph nodes, cysts, musculoskeletal injury, infection & nerve injury. However in some cases a cardiac event can have pain radiating to the axilla as one of the symptoms (which requirse immediate intervention). Recommend you contact your physician & advise of continued sxs. ...Read more

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Hello, I scratched my armpit vigorously 2 days before using hair removal cream and it burned my skin causing weeping sores. What do you recommend?

Medical exam: you may have a mixed chemical burn with secondary infection, Bacteria from you hand may have transferring to the armpit area. Call for an exam today! ...Read more

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Does lymph node in the armpit shrinks after applying steroid cream?

Not usually: Enlarged lymph nodes represent some sort of inflammation, often infectious in nature, that will resolve once the underlying problem resolves. Apply steroids to the skin overlying the node usually has limited to no effect. There are other types of "lumps" in the armpit that will respond to steroids though, but these diagnosis are best made through an inperson evaluation. ...Read more

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My brother is 23 he has a mobile painful and tender lump in the armpit area it appears after shaving, increased in size with antibiotic cream.

My brother is 23 he has a mobile painful and tender lump in the armpit area it appears after shaving, increased in size with antibiotic cream.

See a doctor: The list of possible causes for an enlarged lymph node in the axilla is very long. The key here is to excude conditions that may have the potential to become progressively worse (particularly cancers), and could be cured with early intervention. See your primary care doctor and get this diagnosed and managed. ...Read more

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Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Lupus is less likely: Lupus is less likely. If anti fungal cream did not help, I recommend you to see a doctor for further evaluation.it might be bacterial infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Shave underarms w/soap and/or H2O instead of shaving cream/gel. Did it cause dimpled cellulite on inside arms about 2 inches lower than underarm area?

Cellulite: I don't believe that shaving your axillae would be the cause of cellulite below the actual armpits. Any traumatic or allergic reaction to shaving the axillae would affect only those shaved areas. ...Read more

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Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?

Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?

Good question: I would suggest applying the antiperspirant first, wait about 15-20 minutes and then apply the ketoconazole sparingly. On the other hand you might, if you do not perspire a lot hold off on the antiperspirant for a week and just apply the ketoconazole daily for a week. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash under both of my arms, just right above my armpit. I used eczema cream, doesn't work. I tried everything, what can it be?

I have a non itchy rash under  both of my arms, just right above my armpit. I used eczema cream, doesn't work. I tried everything, what can it be?

Lots of things: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a painless lump on my armpit. 1cm in size. Feels squisy. Doctor said it was a boil. Given antibiotic cream, but still there 2 months later?

I have had a painless lump on my armpit. 1cm in size. Feels squisy.  Doctor said it was a boil. Given antibiotic cream, but still there 2 months later?

Boil or lymph node: Painless lump in armpit for 2 months can be several things : a fatty cyst ,infection,or enlarged lymph node.Enlarged lymph nodes can be a reaction from infection or at times cancer See an MD for in person exam and evaluation if it does not go away in one month ...Read more

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What hair removal cream is okay for the pubic area down by the vagina and armpit ? And over-the-counter cream in case of rash?

What hair removal cream is okay for the pubic area down by the vagina and armpit ? And over-the-counter cream in case of rash?

Hair removal creams: As a dermatologist, i can tell you that over the counter products for hair removal very seldom work. Laser hair removal is the most effective, but expensive. Vaniqa (eflornithine) is a cream that can be used to reduce dark hairs, usually prescribed for facial hair, but could be effective in the armpits and groin. It is not covered by insurance. Hydrocortisone 1% cream for otc tx of rashes. ...Read more