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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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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin. Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed. Get seen if no better. ...Read more

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My daughter 5 yrs old have a rashes at the back and in the armpit it's not itchy but painful she is crying for the pain?

My daughter 5 yrs old have a rashes  at the back and in the armpit it's not itchy  but  painful she is crying for the pain?

Get her seen: To determine if an infection is present or other skin issue that requires medical care. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

ARMPIT RASH: WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW. IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOAP, DETERGENT, STUFF YOU MAY BE PUTTING ON WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND. BE A DETECTIVE AND IF IT DOESNT GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Red bump rash on right armpit only. Bumps fill with white pus. Painful but not itchy. What is this and what do I do?

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

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Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck. What could this be?

Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck.  What could this be?

See a dermatologist: Constant scratching will cause enlarged lymph nodes. You need a diagnosis and probably a prescription cortisone. Benadryl will do nothing except sedate you: do not use except as a sleep aid. ...Read more

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I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

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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I have a weird rash near my armpit. Part of it is raised. Its red and itchy. Its like slightly before were my armpit crack is then a trail going down?

I have a weird rash near my armpit. Part of it is raised. Its red and itchy. Its like slightly before were my armpit crack is then a trail going down?

Rash: Rashes are had=rd to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


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