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I Have A Red Rash Under My Armpit
Two separate issues?: Itchy rashes are usually allergic reactions, but sometimes are from skin infections. People who have a history of eczema can have itchy rashes appear off and on. Under the chin, there can be swollen lymph nodes ("swollen glands") or swollen saliva glands. Sometimes there are skin infections like folliculitis, shingles, pimples, impetigo, etc... A doctor can evaluate to see what it all might be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest rash: Could be a lot of things. Most common is cause is intertrigo which is a red rash caused by heat and friction. Other possible causes include a yeast infection, a contact dermatitis or seborrhea. We usually recommend a powder first and if it doesn't respond or worsens see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Folliculitis: The most common cause in men your age is folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle root. This is commonly called an in-grown hair. It could also be a subaceous cyst. See a doctor if it gets worse. In the mean time try not to irritate it. I recommend warm compresses. Get a new razor or avoid shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.
Stretch marks: These can be due to several things including weight gain most commonly. I'm not really sure that they're related to the spots, though. If you have gained weight there are skin changes that can raise the question of diabetes perhaps you can upload a picture? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark heart shapped spots under my skin near my armpits. First appeared a month ago under one arm and now its under my other arm. Idk what it could be?
Dark spots under arm: Dark skin at your armpits can occur due to shaving, chemical irritation or ingrown hairs. People who have diabetes and are obese may have acanthosis nigricans, where pigmentation may occur at the underarms and neck. If the skin feels and otherwise looks okay, you can watch it for now, but if it continues to spread, a doctor should check it. Avoid hair removal creams and other harsh chemicals. ...Read more
Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having other symptoms (rashes, fevers, sweats, etc), i wouldn't worry too much. If it doesn't go away over the next couple of weeks, you could have someone check just to be sure. ...Read more
For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?
Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of things: The most common being an enlarged inflammed lymph node - so called inguinal lymph node. It could also be an inflammed epidermal inclusion cyst, or an early abscess - organized infectious collection. Ideally you should seek the input of your doctor to make sure this isn't something that will require treatment sooner rather than later or isn't a signs of a more worrisome process going on. ...Read more
I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.
Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...Read more
I have a subtle rash on my chest with a bruise-like purple and red patch just above my armpit. I haven't knocked my arm or anything. What is this?
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