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It first started with a small itches on my arm then it started to grow in circle. Slowly it spreaded all over the body(especially in butt and groin)?

It first started with a small itches on my arm then it started to grow in circle. Slowly it spreaded all over the body(especially in butt and groin)?

Need more info: As you might imagine it is hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the problem. Your symptoms are significant and should be addressed promptly by seeing your family physician or a dermatologist who can be recommended by your family physician. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Itchy upper body, mainly on left side? The itching is inside of my body. There is no rash. The itching goes from my arm, under and around the breast, and all the way to my pelvis.

Itchy upper body, mainly on left side?  The itching is inside of my body. There is no rash. The itching goes from my arm, under and around the breast, and all the way to my pelvis.

Some type Allergy: Perhaps you are developing a reaction to something on the skin. Did you change clothing washing soap, new perfume, other topical skin product?
See a physician for exam, labs and start on your way to feeling better. ...Read more

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Red patch in groin area itches?

Red patch in groin area itches?

Several: Rash? Could be almost anything, but most common would be a fungal infection such as tinea (ring worm) or candidiasis (yeast). These will respond to OTC clomitrazole. If it doesn't clear, or is not a rash, please see your Dr ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 26yrs old from india, I got some itches at my groin area.?

Clean and dry: Keep them clean and dry. Ice pack for the first 36 hours and then moist heat might help. Basically it will have to slowly resolve, heal. If they are not absorbable sutures, they should be taken out in 10-14 days. Watch for any sign of infection ...Read more

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I had this bump on my groin area, and it itches and feels a bit painful. What could it be?

I had this bump on my groin area, and it itches and feels a bit painful. What could it be?

Maybe lymph node: A painful bump in the groin area may be an inflamed lymph node, inflammation of the tymph nodes can be from infection, malignancy etc..., if this persist, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a reddish brown circle in my armpit and it itches like crazy but huts when I scratch. What is it what do I do?

I have a reddish brown circle in my armpit and it itches like crazy but huts when I scratch. What is it what do I do?

Tinea: Could be a fungal infection that commonly occurs in "moist" areas of the body. Tinea corporis — google it for images. It responds well to prescription strength topicals. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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, my daughter age 15 has these small bumps under both of her armpits. Never shaved before. They all gathered and they itches her terrible please help?

, my daughter age 15 has these small bumps under both of her armpits. Never shaved before. They all gathered and they itches her terrible please help?

Armpits: Your daughter may be allergic to her deoderant and possibly have irritated her hair follicles, see a dematologist for help. ...Read more

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Hello i have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be?

Hello i have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be?

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. If you shave there you need to get new blades, clean it after each use, let it dry out (keep somewhere to dry out in the day, not in shower in a wet tray) and change the blade more often. See you doctor, you may need medication to treat this. ...Read more

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I have a sever itch the groin area there're no signs or rashes there nothing but it itches like crazy what could this be?

Several things: Groin rashes/itches could be fungal, and you just do not see a rash yet. Could be a bug-like "crabs/mites" that you do not see or scabies. These are all guesses so do not get scared, just see your dr for an evaluation and the real answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? Irritant? ...Read more

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There is a lump in my armpit that hurts and it itches. When I touch the lump it hurts even worse. What should I do? And what is causing this?

Size?: Could you describe the lump some more? Could be lots of things but a good description could help narrow it down. A painful lump in the axilla should get evaluated in person by your doc. ...Read more

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Why do I itch so much around my groin area where the hair is? I always have to keep shaving it off to reduce itching but iit itches as it grows back

Why do I itch so much around my groin area where the hair is? I always have to keep shaving it off to reduce itching but iit itches as it grows back

Irritation: Shaving causes irritation which is then made worse by the very short hair. If you wish to continue shaving, consider a post shave ointment to reduce inflammation, or just let the hair grow, and eventually it will stop. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Rash on groin area, itches. What has caused it?

Rash on groin area, itches. What has caused it?

Possible causes: Best to get evaluated by physician if it does not resolve to ensure accurate diagnosis but possibilities include allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, fungal infection or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

Eczema or infection: You may have an eczema or an infection either fungal or bacterial. Don't ignore, sometimes it starts as a rash then you develop a serious infection and a boil. See your doctor, until then keep clean and do not use any deodorants. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed a single small red bump in my groin. It itches and the bump is also below the skin and hasn't gone away. Is it serious?

A few days ago I noticed a single small red bump in my groin. It itches and the bump is also below the skin and hasn't gone away. Is it serious?

Groin lump: This may be a blocked hair follicle, sweat gals mad or oil gland. Warm compression tends to help. If it gets larger or persist, it may necessary to see a doctor for drainage and antibiotics. The doctor will also decide if this is something else that needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how I found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?

Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how I found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?

Various causes: A persistent marble sized lump in the armpit could be a cyst, ingrown hair, early abscess or a growth. If the lump does not recede, have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I have been on a fast for 2 weeks and this past week, I broke out in a rash under my arms (above my armpits) and I don't know what to do? It itches!

I have been on a fast for 2 weeks and this past week, I broke out in a rash under my arms (above my armpits) and I don't know what to do? It itches!

Likely yeast: Yeast (candidiasis) is probably the most common. Other possibilities: acantosis nigricans (pigmentation brownish dark, not red), hidradenitis suppurativa or abscesses from the sweat glands of the axilla, contact dermatitis from deodorant etc. Doubt related to fast. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches (especially on my right?

Consider shingles?: The earliest symptom of 'shingles' or reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (previously caused chickenpox) ---is severe pain along a nerve path (dermatome) before the typical rash is apparent. The shingles can affect a nerve path stretching from one side of the chest wall through the armpit and back to shoulder blade. But, there are many other causes of chest/shoulder pain -see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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Rash on side/hip area spans from side to front area ending at front area about 5" from groin. It itches slightly. I am a carpenter n wear toolbag.

Rash on side/hip area spans from side to front area ending at front area about 5" from groin.  It itches slightly. I am a carpenter n wear toolbag.

One side?: Be checked for shingles. If it has been present less than 48 hours you may benefit from treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

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

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55yo female, persistent pain in left armpit, no rash but itches on occasion no visible lump?

55yo female, persistent pain in left armpit, no rash but itches on occasion no visible lump?

See a doctor.: Then see a doctor and get the issue evaluated. It is impossible to even guess without an exam and possible imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

Not shingles: Shingles is almost exclusively only on one side of the body and it tends to be painful. More likely is an allergy to something that is coming in contact with the areas you mentioned e.g. Soap, body creams or lotions. ...Read more

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What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

Jock itch: See a physician as it is difficult to diagnose skin lesions without an exam. My guess is tinea cruris, a fungal infection of the groin, buttocks and genital area a. . Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals cream. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 32-year-old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hard to know: Contact or irritant reaction to hygiene product like antiperspirant seems possible. Could be fungal skin infection or in deeper hair follicle infection or intertrigo. Hard to know without more information or examining the lesion. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more