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I Have A Red Rash Under My Armpit
I have a red rash under my armpits. It is itchy and gets irritated bad when my sports bra rubs on it. How do I get rid of it?
Fungal rash: It may be a fungal rash which can be red, itchy and irritating and likely if on both sides. Try an over the counter antifungal cream or powder for a few days, keep the area dry and clean. It may also be a reaction to an antiperspirant or cream you're applying so avoid using anything else in those areas for a while. If it doesn't improve see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a deep red rash under my armpit. Have tried every high potency steroid it did not work. Patch testing unconclusive help! Had for 6+ yrs.?
Rash on Armpit: Treatment has to be made on a diagnosis. If a rash does not respond to treatment then the diagnosis is wrong. In this case a biopsy of the rash is needed to help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?
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
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
I am experiencing rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), skin redness or irritation, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itchi... bumps and red on outer elbows armpits and buttocks. Benadryl cream and pills not working?
Rash is a symptom like fever. You need to treat the cause of the rash. If you do not know what is causing the rash, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
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Rash...or more: If it is only a rash without a single other symptom then simply keep it clean, dry and hypoallergenic lotions. If any other symptoms plus the rash, should see the pediatrician. ...Read more
5 month old has a red area on his armpit that looks like a rash. What should I do? Is putting a&d ok?
Where is the rash (little red splotches) under my left armpit coming from? It's been there for a few days, it's not itchy or bothering me.
Rash: Excoriation, fungal, pseudofungal, heat reaction, hydradanitisGet a more detailed answer ›
My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?
Several: It is possible to have an infection, fungal or bacterial. You could have an allergic reaction or just a severe irritation to shaving. Some dermatitis can start in one location or be isolated to one area. If fever, pain, or drainage or weeping fluid, see ur dr. If not can try an anti fungal powder to keep dry or mild steroid cream for relief of itch, irritation. ...Read more
Have rash in circle under my left armpit for a week now. The skin is dry, some parts looks like ants bite and red. Anyway to make it go away?
Evaluation: Have the rash evaluated by your physician. The appearance of the rash can help determine the treatment. This may be a contact dermatitis to deodorant or antiperspirant (but you would typically have the rash under both arms), chemical burn from use of a depilatory, or an infection. ...Read more
I have a large red rash under left armpit. It's not raised not painful and not itchy. The entire area is red in the shape of a circle. Noticed today.?
Need to see rash: Your rash being in just one armpit somewhat lessens the likelihood it's due to deodorant/antipersperants. There are a number of other conditions that can cause underarm rash. Some of them are intertrigo, Candida, other fungal infections and reaction to shaving. **The rash of Lyme disease can occur in one armpit. You can upload an image in an online consultation at Health Tap or see your physician ...Read more
My boyfriend has a rash growing underneath his left armpit and is spreading to his right one. There no lumps or anything just kind of red, and he says it burns
Hi. I cannot diagnose the reason for the rash in your boyfriendâ€™s underarm. What are possible reasons? Has he started using a new soap or deodorant that he might be reacting to? Is he wearing clothes that fit tight at the underarm and are causing friction? If either of these might be the culprit, stop using the new product or try wearing clothes that are looser near the armpit. Wearing clothes that are made of natural fabric like cotton may also be beneficial as it will allow for better ventilation. Good hygiene is also important. Ensure that the arm is dried off well after washing.
If his rash does not improve with these suggestions, he could have a fungal infection. Because the underarm is moist, warm and does not get much air, it is the perfect place for a fungus to grow. He may need to see his doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
See below.: This may be related to the deodorant/antiperspirant you are using, so you can try switching that. Otherwise you can try a cornstarch based powder, 1% hydrocortisone cream or an antifungal cream. The best thing to do, however, is have your doctor look at it to diagnose it properly and treat properly. ...Read more
My daughter has a bad rash below her armpit area. The rash has medium sized red bumps in a large area.
Rahs in axilla: You need to have it checked by your md. Also, I have seen it in patietns who do not use clean shavers or soem deodorants and antiperspirants do that. Apply wart comporesses and avoid any spryas or roll on products until it is cleared. ...Read more
Red bump rash on right armpit only. Bumps fill with white pus. Painful but not itchy. What is this and what do I do?
Infection.: Sounds like an infection called hidradentis- a sweat gland infection. Must be seen, examined and treated. ...Read more
My armpit has a red rash around a white ring and its like mucusy. It showed up yesterday morning and I went swimming the night before.
Ok docs, help me out please. So for like almost a year I've had red rash below my breasts, armpits and crotch area. Should I be worried?
Sounds fungal: Talk to your doctor. Several creams and powders should help with this. Keep areas clean and dry. ...Read more
I always got this itchy kind of rash-red near my armpit place where it folds. It scars what to do? Pls help. Its been a long time prob ; (
Soundslike: A fungal rash use an anti fungal cream or powder twice daily for 2 weeks and it should help (clotimazole) ...Read more
I have had a very itchy rash surrounding my armpits and sides of the neck for a few weeks now. Sometimes it'll appear inside my elbows. Very red.?
See a doctor: Cannot diagnose without seeing this. Could be one of many different things. Show to a primary care physician and get an opinion. ...Read more
I just went to an urgent care due to a red circular rash just in left armpit. They said its cellulitis. I don't have it anywhere else. Prescribed meds?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Red rash circles around both armpits and now on the inside of my legs... really itchy... big and visible. Cant hide it.?
Armpits, groin rash: Itchy rash In these regions is commonly caused by friction and moisture, but associated yeast or fungal infection may be present. Avoid very tight fitting clothing and jeans, wear white cotton underwear, apply an antiyeast, antifungal cream containing a cortisone type medication like mycolog. See a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more