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I have an itchy underarm rash..How can I help it?

I have an itchy underarm rash..How can I help it?

Underarm rash: It is a jungle in there! use an anti-antiperspirant without deodorant and an absorptive powder like zeasorb. If these don't help, then it is off to your dermatologist to help treat either yeast overgrowth or an irritant dermatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

Itchy: Sounds as if you have possibly developed a rash. These can be caused by fungus and there are many over-the-counter regimens that can be used. A favorite is to lotremin or tinactin (tolnaftate) which comes in a cream or spray and use this on a regular basis for the next two weeks to see if improves ...Read more

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I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

Yeast: A yeast infection like Candida can cause beefy, red, itchy patches in-between breasts and armpits. Try over the counter Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal cream. Good luck ...Read more

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I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can i treat it?

I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can i treat it?

Uncertain: You should schedule an evaluation with a primary doctor so that your condition can be better assessed. ...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 (clotrimazole). 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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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Underarm Rash (Definition)

Underarm rash is any rash affecting the space of the underarm. Rashes here may be due to infected hair follicles, allergic reactions to new deodorants, ...Read more