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Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? irritant? ...Read more

Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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Why do I get bumps under my arms after using deodorant? I get 1 or 2 large bumps underneath my arm after using deodorant of any kind. It hurts and it usually itches. And I kind of want to know why I get these bumps and what they are? Please help?

Why do I get bumps under my arms after using deodorant? I get 1 or 2 large bumps underneath my arm after using deodorant of any kind. It hurts and it usually itches. And I kind of want to know why I get these bumps and what they are? Please help?

There: There is a possibilty these bumps are not due to deodorant, especially if they are only on one side. You may be dealing with sebaceous cysts or even an enlargment of lymph nodes.
On the other hand you may have microscopic cuts under your arm from shaving, deodarant can then get into these cuts an cause an allergic reaction, which may cause the bumps and itching.
I recommend making an appointment with your primary car provider or a dermatologist if possible for evaluation and treatment.
In the meantime you may want to discontinue all deodorant and use aloe vera on the affected area; also baby powder can be used for perspiration.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My vagina itches and is red it burns when I put vagisil, I am married so I don't think its an std. I use to put dove deodorant on it is that why?

My vagina itches and is red it burns when I put vagisil, I am married so I don't think its an std. I use to put dove deodorant on it is that why?

Maybe: The vaginal tissues are delicate. Deodorant doesn't belong in your vagina. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Warm compresses: In case it's early infection. If this makes it worse, then switch to cool. No other things since you have no clue what this is or whether you might indeed have n allergy. If it doesn't resolve, then see someone to get a diagnosis and treat specifically. ...Read more

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3 small red lumps under right armpit, no pain, no itching, do not go away. Not connected to shaving or deodorant. Should I be concerned?

3 small red lumps under right armpit, no pain, no itching, do not go away. Not connected to shaving or deodorant. Should I be concerned?

Skin Tags?: Usually skin tags showing no pain, no itching and would not go away. The redness might mean irritated. No, not a problem. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my armpits, and it is spreading down to my stomach, I am not wearing deodorant and I've been putting vinegar and water on it. I seems to keep it from itching. What medicine should I be taking?

I have a rash under my armpits, and it is spreading down to my stomach, I am not wearing deodorant and I've been putting vinegar and water on it. I seems to keep it from itching. What medicine should I be taking?

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Possibilities include fungal infection, yeast, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis (allergic), and other possibilities. See a picture of fungal infection and eczema and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to put antiperspirant or deodorant on scrotum area and or thighs to stop sweating and itching?

I'd consult a: Dermatologist on this one. Sure, its possible, but these (potentially) are very sensitive areas, so be careful. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling, hot, itches on the face?

What can cause tingling, hot, itches on the face?

One side or both?: Tingling & burning on 1 side of the face (either left or right) could be a sign of Bell's palsy or a problem with the VII (facial) nerve. Very rarely wd this affect both sides. Herpes zoster works the same way. If you have Sx on both sides, then consider a skin problem or systemic condition Hope this helps, & good luck. You shd see a doctor or go to HealthTap Prime to get a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

Leg lump: Could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visit... ...Read more

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My back itches whenever I get warm! What causes this?

My back itches whenever I get warm! What causes this?

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

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My body itches but don't have a rash what can be the cause?

My body itches but don't have a rash what can be the cause?

Insects, Allergy: Allergy to food, infectious mites, perfume, cologne, shaving lotion, air purifiers to name a few.
Take a look around you and see if you may be doing something different than before you started with the itching. You might still break out with a rash. See a doctor to get it cleared up quickly. ...Read more

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Is it true epidurals can cause irritating itches? If so, how long does it last?

Is it true epidurals can cause irritating itches? If so, how long does it last?

Yes: Some of the medications that can be used in epidural and spinal anesthesia can cause itching in some patients. This is not hard to treat though. There are several medications that can be given for itching if it happens. ...Read more

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Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

It could be: Sensitivity of your skin to the water, soap shampoo and its chemicals. Hopefully this article will give u useful tips. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/525302-reasons-for-itchy-skin-after-a-shower/. ...Read more

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Can you help me? My Ariola Is swollen, but it's only red and it itches, what causes this

Can you help me? My Ariola Is swollen, but it's only red and it itches, what causes this

Swollen areola: Itching is actually a minor form of pain. Swelling and redness may indicate an infection. Check with your PCP. ...Read more

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Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Rapid drying.: Evaporation is a cooling process. If you're sweating in cold weather it causes the skin to dry fast which can cause itchiness. ...Read more

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What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

Question diagnosis: Psoriasis usually improves in warm weather and does not intensely itch as a rule. The are several skin conditions that can resemble psoriasis. Get another dermatologic opinion.. ...Read more

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Whole body itches morning after sleep? What can cause this?

Mites: Likely it is caused by mites or lice in your bedclothes - wash sheets regularly. ...Read more

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Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Leg itching: Is it discolored? Could be a bite mosquito/ spider or fungal rash or the beginning of folliculitis / abscess- a bacterial infection or eczema or dry skin or erythema nodosum a reactive -immunologic rash to infection. Would follow up with doc/ urgent care. ...Read more

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Hi What are the possible causes of a lump in the spine that itches which goes in an hr or so but comes randomly again anytime. Thanks.

Hi What are the possible causes of a lump in the spine that itches which goes in an hr or so but comes randomly again anytime. Thanks.

Lumps and bumps: Orthopedic surgeons have a standard work up for all lumps and bumps. Most likely it is a lipoma which is harmless however you should see your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon for appropriate imaging studies. ...Read more

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My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

Generalized Itch: A generalized itch without a rash can be due to something as minor as dry skin but also may signal an internal problem such as kidney problems, liver problems, iron deficiency, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism or even some cancers. During the winter its best to limit length and temperature of showers, soap use and immediately apply a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

Usually the work up: For pruritus differs if it lasts less or more than 6 weeks. I would make appointment to see board certified dermatologist for work up ...Read more

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The outside of my nose really itches can you tell me what causes this....?

The outside of my nose really itches can you tell me what causes this....?

Itchy Nose: There are a few conditions that may cause an itchy nose. They include:
the common cold,
allergies or hay fever.
If you have an itchy nose but do not believe a cold or allergies are the cause, you should consult your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

Allergy: It could be an allergic reaction in spite of the black coloration the itching could be the best sign
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see a doctor ...Read more

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite (permethrin) one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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What could cause small bumps and itches on the inside of my vagina?

What could cause small bumps and itches on the inside of my vagina?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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