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I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

Eczema or infection: You may have an eczema or an infection either fungal or bacterial. Don't ignore, sometimes it starts as a rash then you develop a serious infection and a boil. See your doctor, until then keep clean and do not use any deodorants. ...Read more

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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Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.

Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.

No: If you have a mass- an us can be a good place to start but may not give full information. Mri would be the best imaging study to eval mass. Most definitive test would be a biopsy or excision of the mass. Re-discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

See Your Doctor: Your 11 yr. old daughter has blisters in her armpit. Blistering rashes have numerous causes. Having them confined to her armpit is an unusual location and could be caused by local exposure to an irritant, infections, or even poison ivy through touching the area. Because rashes are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, your daughter should see her doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a rash growing underneath his left armpit and is spreading to his right one. There no lumps or anything just kind of red, and he says it burns

My boyfriend has a rash growing underneath his left armpit and is spreading to his right one. There no lumps or anything just kind of red, and he says it burns

Hi. : Hi. I cannot diagnose the reason for the rash in your boyfriend’s underarm. What are possible reasons? Has he started using a new soap or deodorant that he might be reacting to? Is he wearing clothes that fit tight at the underarm and are causing friction? If either of these might be the culprit, stop using the new product or try wearing clothes that are looser near the armpit. Wearing clothes that are made of natural fabric like cotton may also be beneficial as it will allow for better ventilation. Good hygiene is also important. Ensure that the arm is dried off well after washing. If his rash does not improve with these suggestions, he could have a fungal infection. Because the underarm is moist, warm and does not get much air, it is the perfect place for a fungus to grow. He may need to see his doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

Bruise ? trauma: Have you had any trauma? do you paly with your boyfriend? Have you fallen. I am not sure this is important but would be good to know the cause. sometimes a vein will rupture spontaneously. Time should resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Skin on my side burns to touch and no touch from chest to back, to btm of ribs to armpit, small white spot on side, bumps on tounge this morn no insur?

Skin on my side burns to touch and no touch from chest to back, to btm of ribs to armpit, small white spot on side, bumps on tounge this morn no insur?

Neuritis: Sounds like you are having abnormal sensation on sides and decrease sensation on trunk. I understand you don't have insurance but you need to be evaluated by a physician asap. ...Read more

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My husband got a really bad rash under his armpits from using old spice deodarant, what should he do? He used the deodarant stick and also the body spray and his rash resembles burns and is very sore and painful.

My husband got a really bad rash under his armpits from using old spice deodarant, what should he do? He used the deodarant stick and also the body spray and his rash resembles burns and is very sore and painful.

It : It is possible that this is a contact dermatitis due to allergy from a substance such as fragrance or preservative in the deodorant. I would avoid that deodorant and consider using a mild topical Hydrocortisone cream in the area. If not improved in a few days, consider visiting a dermatologist for diagnosis and to discuss treatment options and possible skin allergy testing. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hard to know: Contact or irritant reaction to hygiene product like antiperspirant seems possible. Could be fungal skin infection or in deeper hair follicle infection or intertrigo. Hard to know without more information or examining the lesion. ...Read more

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Red, scaling, slightly itchy patches that are getting bigger under both arms just before armpits. Getting worse. Burns with Aveeno (oatmeal). Help!!! ?

Red, scaling, slightly itchy patches that are getting bigger under both arms just before armpits. Getting worse. Burns with Aveeno (oatmeal). Help!!! 

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Scaling/ itching: How longis thsi going on? Avoid deoderant for 2 days , May be fungal, eczema or even bacterial infection. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment 2 x a day x 24 hours see if it works( has ant-ibacterial anti-fungal and healing properties). not f/u with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

Ice for the pain: If the herpes infection is gone and this is just the residual pain and burning after shingles, then applying an ice pack tends to give some relief. Sarna lotion may also help, and topical Lidocaine can be soothing as well. There are also stronger prescription medications that can help too. If there is an active herpes infection, then that should be treated with anti-viral meds asap. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits burn when i put on deodorant?

Why do my armpits burn when i put on deodorant?

Contact dermatitis: You either have an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis--a reaction to something your skin is coming in contact with. Most common agents are either fragrances or preservatives in topical products. Start with fragrance-free or unscented antiperspirants. You can add otc 1% cortisone cream to reduce irritation. If not better, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son used a magic eraser to get marker off his arm and now it's all red and burns. What should i do?

My son used a magic eraser to get marker off his arm and now it's all red and burns. What should i do?

Magic eraser: Clean it thoroughly with soap and cool water and apply neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). It is a burn and should be kept clean and covered. If it blisters or appears infected be seen. All the best and thank you. ...Read more