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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 (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed.
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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A 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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I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

Hard to tell: Without examination, however you can have a shower, apply OTC hydrocortisone 1℅, like anti-itch cream, and take an OTC antihistamine, unless contraindicated, if no improvement or getting worse, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Itchy rash on top of butt from sweat, treatment?

Itchy rash on top of butt from sweat, treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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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Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Heat rash: Heat rash is a normal rash that occurs in infants and children when they are overheated and sweaty. Most likely your child is too hot at night. Avoid nylon or polyester sleepwear, cotton is best. Apply cornstarch baby powder at bedtime to prevent the rash from occurring. Also use lightweight, cotton bedding only. It is safe to use Hydrocortisone cream 1-2 x/day on the rash to ease the itching. ...Read more

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What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more

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What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

See a dermatologist: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except at bedtime. It is a popular sleeping pill. Try taking 1 or 2 claratin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (cetirazine) an hour before you go in the pool. ...Read more

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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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 red itchy rash on thighs, penis, stomach hands, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy rash on thighs, penis, stomach hands, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

Did it improve?: It is never a good idea to use prescription medication for uses other than for what it was prescribed. That being said the question here is did your rash improve after applying the anti fungal cream? If so then most likely this was a fungal infection. If not improved consider a virtual visit with an image of the area attached and a Healthtap doctor can help you now. ...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 DOESN'T GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash with spots in armpit will it go away? I haven't changed my soap or roll on

I have an itchy rash with spots in armpit will it go away? I haven't changed my soap or roll on

Need to be seen: Meanwhile, you may want to hold your roll-on deodorant for few days, . OTC hydro-cortisone cream 1% may help apply a thin layer only, twice a day, for few days, till you see your doctor / dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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Have a itchy rash with lumps on side under armpit, have also been feeling very weak and tired.

Have a itchy rash with lumps on side under armpit, have also been feeling very weak and tired.

See doctor: A skin rash with systemic symptoms is usually troublesome. If the weakness or fatigue persists for more than a week, you need to see your doctor. On the other hand, a viral infection may cause these symptoms but usually improves within 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash under both of my arms, just right above my armpit. I used eczema cream, doesn't work. I tried everything, what can it be?

I have a non itchy rash under both of my arms, just right above my armpit. I used eczema cream, doesn't work. I tried everything, what can it be?

Lots of things: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have one small itchy rash on my arm it's the only rash I have and I don't know what it is. Do you have any idea?

No idea w/o eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more