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Itchy Rash Around Armpits
I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more
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No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more
Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.
Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more
A challenging one: This is a tough one to try and respond to with just the limited information. My first thought might be something you are coming into contact with, deodorant, antiperspirant? You list "breast ops" in your past. Perhaps this may be due to lymphedema from those procedures. I would say you should address this with your doctor to start the process. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer