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Doctor insights on: Itchy Left 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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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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I have a large red rash under left armpit. It's not raised not painful and not itchy. The entire area is red in the shape of a circle. Noticed today.?

I have a large red rash under left armpit. It's not raised not painful and not itchy. The entire area is red in the shape of a circle. Noticed today.?

Need to see rash: Your rash being in just one armpit somewhat lessens the likelihood it's due to deodorant/antipersperants. There are a number of other conditions that can cause underarm rash. Some of them are intertrigo, Candida, other fungal infections and reaction to shaving. **The rash of Lyme disease can occur in one armpit. You can upload an image in an online consultation at Health Tap or see your physician ...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 (clotrimazole and betamethasone) 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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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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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 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

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I have a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN I pUT on it sInce IM prEGnant? I'm having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

I have a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN I pUT on it sInce IM prEGnant? I'm having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

Talk to your OB: The lump under your arm could be breast tissue called the axillary tail of Spence which can become engorged or could be an abcess or lymph nodes fighting off an infection. The itching is likely to be a skin issue. Since you are pregnant but don't memtion how far along, it is difficult to narrow this down. Your OB is the one to best help with this. Call today. Don't wait for your next appointment. ...Read more

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Itchy on right leg, right leg hurts, pain in left armpit and upper chest, they did chest X-rays in April and It was not heart or lung. Any ideas?

Itchy on right leg, right leg hurts, pain in left armpit and upper chest, they did chest X-rays in April and It was not heart or lung. Any ideas?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time. In order to evaluate you, a physician would have to perform a thorough history and physical examination. After that pertinent tests and/or referral to appropriate specialist may be required for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness on top of left breast & also under my arm, just above armpit. Breast also feels itchy, medical issues are Hashimoto's, RA, 2 herniated disc?

Numbness on top of left breast & also under my arm, just above armpit. Breast also feels itchy, medical issues are Hashimoto's, RA, 2 herniated disc?

Nerve: This could be caused by a nerve issue in your cervical spine. You do not mention which discs are herniated but I'd advise you to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Swoll node left armpit 1 week. Soreness in right pit but no node. Today sore throat. Night sweats and Itchy vulva w bumps 2 to 3 mo. No fever 42y/o F?

Lymphadenopathy: No way to know why you are having these symptoms without a full history and physical exam and perhaps some labs. Doubt that these are all necessarily related to each other. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Small itchy bums on my upper left arm I woke up with them it feels like tiny bites but they are red too?

Small itchy bums on my upper left arm I woke up with them it feels like tiny bites but they are red too?

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left arm only... Its not itchy just ugly any suggestions?

I have a rash on my left arm only... Its not itchy just ugly any suggestions?

A biopsy needed: Any "rash" which is asymptomatic, recent or long standing and not associated with any event, product use or exposure warrants a visit to your dermatologist who might recommend a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have non-itchy red dots growing and spreading under my skin as I age on my left arm. What is it?

I have non-itchy red dots growing and spreading under my skin as I age on my left arm. What is it?

Angiomas: Cherry angiomas are the most common vascular lesions to appear on human skin. They are made up of clusters of dilated capillaries on the surface of the skin, which accounts for the cherry-red or purple color. No one knows exactly what causes them.
Cherry angiomas can occur almost anywhere on the skin, but most commonly on the torso. They rarely occur on the hands or feet. ...Read more

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I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

? Hives: Sounds like you may have hives which would be an allergic reaction. You can try taking some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if that helps. If the rash persists, spreads, or you develop fever, make sure you get in to see you physician. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hard to tell: Making a diagnosis on the cause of rash is difficult especially when there is no detailed history or picture of the rash. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it. In the meanwhile, try apply skin moisturizer to the skin on a regular basis to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them. But one spot implies a local cause:
Inflammation/infection from specfici exposure or bug bites come to mind ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more