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My armpits are raw and red?

My armpits are raw and red?

Dermatitis: You could have atopic dermatitis- try changing your deoderant to an unscented stick. If no improvement, see your doctor.

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My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether I wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether I wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

Fungal infection: You likely have either 'athlete's foot' (tinea pedis), 'jock itch' (tinea cruris) or both. Basically, those areas can serve as reservoirs for the fungus and you need to treat all three areas at the same time until after appears resolved. If not improving after 10-14 days, need checked by your dr to be sure is not anything else.

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Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Not likely: What you described is not typical for a breast cancer, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be mammogram. It would be prudent to see your doctor. See this site for information in this topic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328.

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Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime. What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime. What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Most common: Cause for such lump in armpit is a plugges SEBACEOUS CYST. This may require opening and drainage by a surgeon (although most family physicians perfrom such surgery) In the meantime HOT WET PACKS (or lying back in a hot tub) may encourage opening and draining "on its own". Hope this helps! Dr Z

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I used a magic eraser pad on my face, chest, and arm its really burning, red, raw. How can I treat it and what outcome can I expect?

I used a magic eraser pad on my face, chest, and arm its really burning, red, raw. How can I treat it and what outcome can I expect?

Irritant Derm: I would use some over the counter hydrocortisone 1% mixed with a gentle moisturizer like cerave or aquaphor twice daily until healed

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap.

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor.

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My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

Intertrigo: This condition is caused by moisture build up along the crease between the skin folds. Keeping the area clean and dry is essential. In case the skin condition gets worse, have your baby checked for superinfection with yeast infection.

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I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

Armpit pain: Keep an eye on the area for any rash developing, or blisters that might be an indication that you have shingles. Otherwise, this could be irritation of a nerve coming from the upper spine. If it continues, see an M.D. for an evaluation.

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Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Possibly abscess.: You may have a boil, or abscess, if this is new. It may require treatment, either antibiotics or lancing. Get seen for this soon. If the pain and redness is spreading down your arm, you have fever, or red streaks, go to the ER now.

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On my forearms, back of neck and armpits the skin hurts when I wash it. I have tried many lotions and non work. No redness. Dehydrated skin?

On my forearms, back of neck and armpits the skin hurts when I wash it. I have tried many lotions and non work. No redness. Dehydrated skin?

No hot baths: Wash in lukewarm water with hypoallergenic soaps, or colloidal oatmeal. Do not thoroughly dry skin but apply lotions without dye, withou tperfume to moist skin.

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Lump in my right armpit, no redness and tender only when it is touched/ pushed on Immovable, been there 3 weeks. Ultrasound showed no fluid in it??

Not a cyst: Is all that means. More information about what the ultrasound saw to be more informative. In the axilla lymph nodes are usually present. So more information about what the ultrasound showed is needed before I can give you more complete answer

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Burned arm on an iron yesterday. Quarter size Blister formed and ruptured and area is now raw, red and painful. Time to see a Doc or treat at home?

Burned arm on an iron yesterday. Quarter size Blister formed and ruptured and area is now raw, red and painful. Time to see a Doc or treat at home?

Home management: Without seeing it; sounds like you have a partial thickness 2nd degree burn. You can use something like bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Home management challenge is finding the right type of bandage that won't stick to the wound. Also obviously use an oral analgesic like acetaminophen for pain. May take 2-3 weeks to heal. Doc visit will hep determine if it needs excision and/or skin grafting to heal

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1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

Veinous inflammation: The antecubital vein which was probably the target of the blood draw runs up towards the armpit where it joins other veins. You may have had a small blood clot where the needle was placed that then traveled up to your armpit. It will dissolve on its own. Or the pressure on the vein from the repeated tourniquet may have stretched and inflamed it. Ouch. Very sorry about your ordeal.

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My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one.

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Swelling underneath collar bone going to armpit area for 2+ weeks, had CBC and ultrasound done, both came back clear. No redness/discoloration. Help?

Swelling underneath collar bone going to armpit area for 2+ weeks, had CBC and ultrasound done, both came back clear. No redness/discoloration. Help?

Different imaging: The type of physical finding is often times better visualized with CT or MRI. There are many structures in this area that can be a cause for this swelling. Especially lymph nodes. Muscle injury blood vessels all are there. Ultrasound is of limited value for an initial investigation especially when you are not sure of the cause. Talk to you doctor for more help.