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Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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My armpits break out all the time what is it?

My armpits break out all the time what is it?

ARMPITS BROKEN OUT: Do your armpits itch? Is there a rash? Are they lumps or boils? If they just itch, it may be due to the soap you are using. Change to dove or cetaphil; change you antiperspirant/deodorant; wash your blouses ANS sweaters and shirts in all free & clear (don't know if you are female or male) if it persists, see a dermatologist.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is wrong if my armpits break out all the time?

What is wrong if my armpits break out all the time?

Need evaluation: Ingrown hairs? Hidradenitis suppurativa if large lesions.? I don't know what is causing your underarms to breakout. Recommend medical evaluation to find out. Take care.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have a large lump under my arm pit that is quite sore. I have had this happen 3 times now under my right arm pit, the lump is hard and the size of a quarter, once it breaks it bleeds with a lot of puss, it tends to heal within two weeks. The last two ep

I have a large lump under my arm pit that is quite sore. I have had this happen 3 times now under my right arm pit, the lump is hard and the size of a quarter, once it breaks it bleeds with a lot of puss, it tends to heal within two weeks. The last two ep

Hello: Hello I can't diagnose your condition. However, it sounds like it could possibly be hidradenitis suppurativa. It sounds like the issue did not draw a lot of attention from your doctor. Recommend that you seek the assistance of a dermatologist for these lesions. Take care.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have dark patches on my armpits and they are itchy at times. What should I use?

I have dark patches on my armpits and they are itchy at times. What should I use?

Dermatomycosis: This is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. Start with otc antifungal creams that your friendly pharmacist will recommend. If that does not work then you will probably be seeing a dermatologist. Good luck.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Vance Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Hello I have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be?

Hello I have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be?

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. If you shave there you need to get new blades, clean it after each use, let it dry out (keep somewhere to dry out in the day, not in shower in a wet tray) and change the blade more often.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful. They seem to get bigger with time.

My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful. They seem to get bigger with time.

Acrochordons: These tags of skin are more prominent in some families and more numerous on obese people. They are removed quickly and easily without sutures or dressings. It is nearly painless, OK to get wet, heals in about a week. They are also common around the neck, under the breasts, and in the groin. They are common on the eyelids and just as easily removed. They never become malignant.

Dr. John Barbuto Dr. Barbuto
Neurology
years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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I feel some tingling in my left armpit occasionally from time to time. Any causes?

Determine the nerve: On the net, look up distribution of intercostobrachial nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, and T2 distribution. See which correlates to the distribution of your sensation disturbance. Report your findings to your doctor. Since you are young and it only happens "from time to time" this may be benign and tests may be normal. However, if you can determine the nerve this can help investigation.

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Dr. Harinder Gill Dr. Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
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I have had for 3 months now soreness in the creases of my armpits. Mostly one at a time. Sometimes both at the same time. I have no lumps.?

I have had for 3 months now soreness in the creases of my armpits. Mostly one at a time. Sometimes both at the same time. I have no lumps.?

Armpits: Without visual and physical exam cause is unclear;have you recently started to use or changed under arm deodorant /antiperspirant? Eliminating such on a trial basis mignt help

Dr. Jodi Ritsch Dr. Ritsch
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower. Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???

Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower. Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???

Wash it off: Most likely you are reacting to something in it. Wash it off and apply moisturizing lotion. Consider 1% hydrocortisone cream if itching continues.

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Why does non salty sweat drip out my armpits every time I play online poker?

Why does non salty sweat drip out my armpits every time I play online poker?

One possibility: If you are sodium deficient, things which normally would taste salty may no longer taste salty until you raise your sodium to normal. There is no known medical disorder which causes salt-free perspiration, to my knowledge. Perhaps you should try fantasy football.

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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What does it mean if non-salty sweat drips out my armpits every time I play online poker?

What does it mean if non-salty sweat drips out my armpits every time I play online poker?

One possibility: If you are sodium deficient, things which normally would taste salty may no longer taste salty until you raise your sodium to normal. There is no known medical disorder which causes salt-free perspiration, to my knowledge. Perhaps you should try fantasy football.

Dr. Donn Hickman Dr. Hickman
Surgery - Plastics
41 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm?

My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm?

Itchy underarms: Be careful with body sprays and other medicinals that are not designed for groin and underarms. Even perfumes, powders, and other things can make you sensitive. If you have sensitive and dry skin anyway, you may need to read the labels for any senstitivies that can cause itching in delicate places.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?

Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?

Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations. If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Ferro Dr. Ferro
Urgent Care
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Before a year I had a lump in my armpit it hurted me a lot but with time it got away and till now I didn't have it back, what is it?

Painful armpit lump: While a painful lump in your armpit could be caused by many things, one of the more common reasons we see in the urgent care and primary care setting, especially if it is recurrent, is termed hidradenitis suppurativa. This basically is a skin disease that affects your sweat glands and can cause you to have recurrent abscesses. Ultimately however you need to go to your pcp for evaluation asap.

Dr. Elton Behner Dr. Behner
Dentistry
33 years in practice
Indiana University School of Dentistry
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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I have a lump under my armpit n its been there for a long time and I don't know what it is I was jus wondering cause it don't hurt or bother?

Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?

Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?

Technique?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.

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