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Creams For Dark Underarms
Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a reddish dark spot under my armpit. Not itchy or raised. Not responding to antifungal cream. What could it be?
Need to be seen: Rashes need a visual exam to make a correct DX ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of armpit hair to avoid them and having chicken skin and the best way to treat chicken skin, and dark underarms.
Depends: I'd recommend using a tweezer, or waxing or having it lasered off. I'm not too sure what chicken skin is! ...Read more
Underarm eczema: If it is sore and inflame you can use cortisone, and once healed you can then use bleaching cream. ...Read more
What is the use of chemical peel in whitening the underarm? How does it work with the whitening cream? Can the whitening cream whitens alone d underar
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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
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
Bump in armpit, rounded, no pain just discomfort, no visible pus. Slightly red appearance. Almost 1.5 weeks unresolved. No success- clobeng cream. Dx?
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
If I have a fungal infection on my underarm & using daktacort, can I still shave my underarm? Or should I wait to apply cream until i can stop shavin?
I would: I would apply the dakacort after shaving. This should help. ...Read more
I have a pimple like bump under my armpit and it hurts kinda bad and I've been putting acne cream on it and I got it yesterday?
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
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
Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?
Is there a risk of using progesterone cream over a long time? My wife has a painful armpit lump that seems connected, along with volatile moodiness.
Yes: May be related. Why using this cream???? ...Read more
Any non-retinol based creams that might work for underarm acanthosis nigricans?(related to weight fluctuations and pcos)
I have pimples under the skin (armpit area) as i shave there.. Really not attractive and red& how can I help this? Any creams to help w redness? Thanx
I have a rash in my armpit, comes and go over 3 years i tried almost any antifungle cream. Nothing worked. It feels like burning and pimples around it?
Folliculitis: I wish i could see the rash. It may be a bacterial problem that requires antibiotics and not topical creams. ...Read more
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
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?
Noticed some reddish sores around my 9mths old anus today.Also saw one on his right armpit.He had a fever of 39.9(rectal) applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to the sores and gave him pedia care for the fever
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