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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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Both lateral sides of my boobs feel itchy as well as my left side and armpit?

Both lateral sides of my boobs feel itchy as well as my left side and armpit?

Fungus...: Air it for few days....it will clear up, if you do not have sugar problem and do not live with indoor animals. ...Read more

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My left armpit smells even after i shower and out on deodorant but my right one beverages does and it is always itchy do you know what will help?

My left armpit smells even after i shower and out on deodorant but my right one beverages does and it is always itchy  do you know what  will help?

?rash: Is there a rash with the itching? If so there could be a yeast infection which would require treatment with an anti-yeast cream or ointment(such as lotrimin). Lotrisone is a prescription preparation which has a steroid mixed with it and gives relief of the itching as well. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with eczema, lately my left armpit has been very itchy ..can eczema be it or a infection?? Its very uncomfortable!

I am diagnosed with eczema, lately my left armpit has been very itchy ..can eczema be it or a infection?? Its very uncomfortable!

Armpit itching: itching under armpits can be due to allergy or it can be infection as well (bacterial or fungal) it depends on other symptoms and how the lesion looks like, you should consider consulting your physician for making a definitive diagnosis ...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?

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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I have sores on my right armpit and leg and on my left knee they are itchy at night and leak clear fluids. I don't know what they are or how to help.

I have sores on my right armpit and leg and on my left knee they are itchy at night and leak clear fluids. I don't know what they are or how to help.

Clear fluid is prob: nothing. cells contain fluid as does the space around the cells so this may be nothing. but sores concern me. I would see dermatologist to determine cause of sores, Apply topical antibiotic and cover with bandaid until you see someone. If lesions heal with topicals you may be scratching at night and opening your skin. Check any animals for fleas ...Read more

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I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of  long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

Hydroadenitis: You should make sure that you do not have a condition known as hydroadenitis which can be provoked by using deoderants that contain aluminum. If you switch to a non aluminum formula and the problem persists you should check with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Could be muscular: Rib pain can mimic breast pain. I see it all of the time. Intercostal rib pain, or costochondriitis can mimic breast pain. Your doctor should be able to distinguish between the 2. ...Read more