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Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Peeling skin causes: Thank you for your question. Peeling, redness, and itching of the skin may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical treatments or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have skin peeling in one armpit. It started with extreme itchiness and now peels daily. I have nummular eczema on my torso. Could this be the same?

I have skin peeling in one armpit. It started with extreme itchiness and now peels daily. I have nummular eczema on my torso. Could this be the same?

Likely have ezcema: This skin condition could be another type of ezcema like you have on your torso. It is unusual that this is only occuring in one armpit and not the other. I would be useful for a doctor to examine the rash. You could also try an OTC steroid cream and see if it goes away. If not then go see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2large hard lumps in my breast my nipple has inverted and has an orange peel look i also have 3 smaller lumps in armpit what is this?

I have 2large hard lumps in my breast my nipple has inverted and has an orange peel look i also have 3 smaller lumps in armpit what is this?

You need a Physical: A physical examination by your doctor is necessary for you to do right away. From what you described, it could be breast cancer. But only a medical exam can help you sort this out. So do not delay seeking medical consultation ...Asap. ...Read more

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What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?

What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?

Need rx topical: First of all, need to be seen by a dermatologist to know if it is fungal. Then we can try the right treatment. I have seen many self diagnosed 'fungal' infection, that is not. ...Read more

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After i peeled off my underarm it become redness very itchy and shiny at the sametime. I used peeling off local. What should I do?

After i peeled off my underarm it become redness very itchy and shiny at the sametime. I used peeling off local. What should I do?

Give it a break: I'm not sure what you mean by " peeling off local" but it sounds like you have developed what we call a contact dermatitis. That happens when you develop a local allergic reaction to something in the peal compound. It could be other things like infection in the sweat glands or the underarm hair. Soak it in warm water and then some cortisone cream. If no better or getting worse have it checked. ...Read more

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Why is it not safe to use green peeling oil and bleach your underarm when you are breastfeeding? What can be the effect on the child? Thanks!

Green peeling oil: The peeling oil and bleach are whitening agents that ca cause damage to the underlying skin the skin can get red and blistery making it difficult for the baby to nurse. Also the agents are toxic for the baby if ingested. ...Read more

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