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My 8 yr old son has severe armpit odor. I told him to use coast deoderant soap. My husband is furious. Says deoderant causes fungus on young kids. ?
Not true: There is no correlation between deodorant soaps and fungal infections. Deodorant soaps can often cause a rash if a person is sensitive to them (mildly allergic), and unrelated, fungal infections can often cause a rash under the arms, ...But the two are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a small rash near my armpit that progressed to having small, dark centers and tender axillary lymph nodes be from a toenail fungus i may have?
Spread of Fungus: I have never heard of spread of the fungus in athlete's feet/toenails to other body parts so it is probably rare. That being said it is an infection, and depending on personal habits, some spread makes sense. It is best to see a dermatologist for this anyway. They will probably culture both areas (or can) and see what they are healing with. Swollen lymph nodes should be taken seriously. Dr blake. ...Read more
Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese
SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS: ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH? DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? BACTERIA ARE USUAL FOR STINKY "PITS". DO YOU WEAR CLEAN CLOTHING? DO YOU SHOWER AT LEAST EVERY DAY? IF THIS PERSISTS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more
What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?
Need rx topical: First of all, need to be seen by a dermatologist to know if it is fungal. Then we can try the right treatment. I have seen many self diagnosed 'fungal' infection, that is not. ...Read more
Lamisil (terbinafine) Cream: Tinea cruris, or "jock itch", is a common condition that is caused by a fungus that affects the skin. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is a common treatment of this condition that is extremely effective and is available without a prescription. Commonly, persons with tinea cruris have tinea pedis (athelete's foot), which should be treated as well. Often patients have intertrigo, which they mistake for "jock itch". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers