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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

After you bathe...: ...Apply a good emollient lotion (any brand will do) to your skin while it is still moist, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't solve the problem, there is more going on than just dry skin, and you will have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pink rash on forehead that I can't get rid of using OTC creams? Is it keratosis?

I have a pink rash on forehead that I can't get rid of using OTC creams?  Is it keratosis?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Have arpit rash for 5 days, can this be a hiv sign ? No other symtoms. I did shave my armpits 5 days ago with razor, did not use soap or shavin cream

Have arpit rash for 5 days, can this be a hiv sign ? No other symtoms. I did  shave my armpits 5 days ago with razor, did not use soap or shavin cream

Folliculitis: You probably have infection of the hair follicles. It is highly unlikely to be HIV. However, if the rash does not subside in a couple of days, you should see a doctor for treatment. ...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

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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

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more