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Purple Spots On Armpit
How do I get rid of dark spots under my armpits? It's very embarrassing and i don't know what to do
See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them. ...Read more
I have these dark spots on my skin by my armpits, one on my thigh, one under my chin and sometimes they get itchy like they flare up and get irritated?
Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more
I have pink spots in one armpit that are non itchy but burn and are sensitive to touch. Could this be from an under armor shirt irritating this area?
Possible yeast: Irritation from a shirt would likely affect both armpits, as well as other areas, and would typically itch. This is more likely to be a yeast or fungus (athlete's foot-type) condition, which is common in warm, damp areas such as armpits. Try an otc antifungal cream twice a day. If there is no response, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a direct examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dark brown spots underneath my armpit area, through out the sides of my ribs aswell. I am over weight, and im 28. What can it be?
Insulin resistance?: Hard to say without seeing it, but i would suspect acanthosis nigricans, which is a darkening and thickening of the skin (which ends up looking "velvety") in the flexural creases, like the underarms, the neck, the popliteal fossa (inner elbow) and the groin. This is a sign of Insulin resistance, which is the mechanism by which overweight people eventually may develop diabetes. ...Read more
Dark heart shapped spots under my skin near my armpits. First appeared a month ago under one arm and now its under my other arm. Idk what it could be?
Dark spots under arm: Dark skin at your armpits can occur due to shaving, chemical irritation or ingrown hairs. People who have diabetes and are obese may have acanthosis nigricans, where pigmentation may occur at the underarms and neck. If the skin feels and otherwise looks okay, you can watch it for now, but if it continues to spread, a doctor should check it. Avoid hair removal creams and other harsh chemicals. ...Read more
I have a light brown spots on the arm, near the armpit and lately has spread throughout me back a large stain, what can you do?
How much time it will take to go away the light brown spots of lichen planus on my shoulder and under armpits?Spots are not that much dark now.
I once treated : A patient with his disease by a post hypnotic suggestion that the scales would fall off. They did! ...Read more
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