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I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should I expect complete resolution?

I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should I expect complete resolution?

Skin fungal: Infections especially in area which are naturally MOIST are VERY difficult to get rid of....Remember KEEP DRY in between applications of whatever your using topically. Take antifungal medication (if that is prescribed) for a few weeks after rash is gone!

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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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My son has a small circular rash on his arm, size of a quarter, started yesterday, raised like hives today? We just put some anti fungal cream on it but he says it burns a little

My son has a small circular rash on his arm, size of a quarter, started yesterday, raised like hives today? We just put some anti fungal cream on it but he says it burns a little

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination. It could be many things including eczema, hives, fungal infection, or other possibilities. Take a look at the picture of ringworm and hives on the link below to see if it might look similar. I would then see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Patchy rash under arm. Can spread on contact. Rash has small bumps but on red patches. Used fungel cream once before but didn't work. Hy co has worked?

Patchy rash under arm. Can spread on contact. Rash has small bumps but on red patches. Used fungel cream once before but didn't work. Hy co has worked?

Rash: Keep area dry as possible, if you shave stop, if your deodorant worsens rash change to a deodorant without scent. Try hydrocortisone 3 times a day for next 2-3 days if no better see your local physician. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Arm pit: You may have an infecion of your hair follicles as a result of shaving. As a result you have a red rash and bad odor. See a dermatologist because you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

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

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Under armpit fungal infection, urgent help! Where should I go?

Why urgent: Donot shave, no chemicals, keep it air dry, Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) would help, keep armpit dry with baking soda and hair drier, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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.

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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Serious itchy armpits! Tried fungal treatments/steroid cream, didn't work. Doc said not much else can be done.

Serious itchy armpits! Tried fungal treatments/steroid cream, didn't work. Doc said not much else can be done.

Itchy Arm pits: You don't have to live with this condition.
Make an appointment to see a skin specialist (Dermatologist }. A scraping or a skin biopsy maybe in order. . Change you deodorant. Use backing soda or even unscented baby powder & see what happens. You maybe allergic to it. Worth a try
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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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Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Rash: Your rash could be from sweating, shaving underarms
usually develops from wetness and causes a fungal infection. You can apply OTC: Lotrimin cream 1% and alternate with hydrocortisone 1% cream twice to three x/d until rash is gone (often slow-growing and can take 1-2 months to resolve). ...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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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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