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Doctor insights on: Irritation Under Armpit

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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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Can menopause cause irritations in armpits?

Can menopause cause irritations in armpits?

Menopause: Menopause can cause itchy skin and dry skin due to hormonal imbalances. A patient of your age i would not consider menopause unless you have been diagnosed with premature menopause or have had a surgical menopause or chemotherapy induced menopause. If you are talking about somebody else, hormonal imbalances can lead to those symptoms mentioned above. ...Read more

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Got rash in left armpit three months ago. Actual rash went away but still have irritation and mild swelling? Why so long

Got rash in left armpit three months ago. Actual rash went away but still have irritation and mild swelling? Why so long

Zoster: The rash may have been herpes zoster. Was the rash fluid filled vesicles grouped together? Painful? Studies show that post herpetic neuralgia can linger for months. Get evaluated and if this possibility is correct there are treatments for post herpetic neuralgia including Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, dont use deodorant? What is this?

Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, dont use deodorant? What is this?

Hair follicle Infla?: Both ArmPits? Could be beginning of a contact dermatitis. Inflamation of a hair folicle, a flea bite or a mite bite. Best to see a dermatologist who can look more closely with trained eyes. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing in my armpit( not in red color,color of skin) with little irritation when touched?

I have a pimple like thing in my armpit( not in red color,color of skin) with little irritation when touched?

Axillary mass: Could be just that,..a type of infected pimple, cyst, abscess, boil, furuncle, or a lymph node. Have it checked out if it does not go away with warm compresses and local care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Even without visible: irritation you may still be allergic to the ingredients in the formulation. You may need to experiment with different manufacturers and try a hypoallergenic variety without as many irritants. Dove and Arm&Hammer make hypoallergenic and natural varieties that are worth a try. You may have to try a few before you find one that works for you without soreness. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

I'm having  numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

Armpit pain: Keep an eye on the area for any rash developing, or blisters that might be an indication that you have shingles. Otherwise, this could be irritation of a nerve coming from the upper spine. If it continues, see an M.D. for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm female, I found a bump in armpit, about 0.5" x 0.5", no skin irritation. Bump feels hard, round and appears connected (lymp node?) see doctor?

I'm female, I found a bump in armpit, about 0.5" x 0.5", no skin irritation. Bump feels hard, round and appears connected (lymp node?) see doctor?

Yes, see a doctor: Yes, i agree with you that you should see a doctor for an exam and possible additional test.... It may just be a beingn lymhnode, but i would not take that chance. Please see you doc asap.. Good luck.. ...Read more

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My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

Multiple causes : The rash could be due to folliculitis, or a dermatitis from your antiperspirant or another cause. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. Use unscented soaps and sensitive skin antiperspirants only. ...Read more

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more

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For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion? I am aware that dermabrasion may cause some skin irritation. For how long avoiding sun exposure is necessary following the skin smoothing procedure for removal of small dry bumps on my arm

For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion? I am aware that dermabrasion may cause some skin irritation. For how long avoiding sun exposure is necessary following the skin smoothing procedure for removal of small dry bumps on my arm

It : It sounds like you are talking about keratosis pilaris. The sun doesn't really play a role in this condition (proper use of sunscreen after microdermabrasion is always a good idea, though). This is, unfortunately, a chronic condition for many people. It does tend to settle a bit with age in many patients. Treatment options include keratolytic agents such as Lactic Acid creams, salicylic acid creams, urea based creams, retinoids (like retin-a), and microdermabrasion. Because microdermabrasion is a bit more expensive, most patients opt for the topical creams. I hope that helps. ...Read more