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Rash Above Armpit
There's a clump of itchy red and bumpy rashes above my armpit. There used to be a rash just like that two weeks ago but my mom told me to leave it be.
Diagnosis: This skin condition will require visualization and a medical history at minimum to be able to diagnose correctly. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?
Rash: Above armpit with pain makes one think of shingles. But I can't be sure without an examination. Since there is a treatment to shorten the course of this disease you need to get in right away to be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a small patch of rash just above my right armpit. There is no pain and not much itching. I had shingles about 7 months ago could it come back?
Prob not shingles: Once you have shingles (or herpes zoster) you build up some antibodies to the virus and it rarely recurs. The rash you currently have might be related to something you came in contact with (contact dermatitis) or dry skin. First try good moisturization and if it persists, particularly if it is at all itching, try some low dose over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or ointment. ...Read more
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me ?
I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?
Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more
Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...Read more
I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can i treat it?
Uncertain: You should schedule an evaluation with a primary doctor so that your condition can be better assessed. ...Read more
Patchy red rashes on my neck, under my breasts and my armpits - has been like this for a number of days and are getting worse.
Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.
Dermatitis vs fungal:
An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed.
Get seen if no better. ...Read more
My daughter 5 yrs old have a rashes at the back and in the armpit it's not itchy but painful she is crying for the pain?
Get her seen: To determine if an infection is present or other skin issue that requires medical care. ...Read more
My boyfriend would sometimes get rashes under his armpit neck and back after unprotected sex. is it me or is it like sweat or an allergic reaction?
Why histamine surge cause heart pain in swimming? I get armpit rashes if exercising 1min. I get moderate pain in heart in 45min so have to stop.
Not from histamine: Despite your age, you need to get your cardiac status evaluated before you exert heavily again. This may be a warning sign of something serious and potentially life-threatening. ...Read more
I get rashes pretty randomly and was wondering if it was my gf yeast infection. it happens after unprotected sex sometimes and my neck and armpit itch?
Get a check up: Please get a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
I found rashes along the outside of my armpit , on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?
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Without a direct look, it's hard to offer an accurate Dx although what you described seems suggesting the appearance of intertrigo resulting from sweating, moisture, warmth, overgrowth of local fungus or bacteria, etc. If the condition isn't improving despite under active Rx, see a dermatologist. To get things done right, follow instructions in
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ANA 1.80 wk 1, 1.40 wk 3. Lyme 0.99 wk 1, 0.95 wk 3. lymph nodes under armpit with pain. Lyme wb IgM 41kda, 23kda present. lymph pain groin. Rashes (itchy n non), what wrong? Tks
I dont know if i have varicella zoster or scabies. I have these rashes/blisters around my armpit, deltoid and spot on my back and 1 on my chest.
Not scabies: And probably not zoster. Not enough clues for diagnosis. Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Several causes: If the vault (the central "pit" area) is involved, it's usually caused by allergy to a deodorant or antiperspirant, or some component of it. If the outer rim of the armpit is involved and the vault is spared, it's usually caused by an article of clothing or detergent or fabric softener. Other causes include yeast and fungus infections, and there are other, more obscure causes. ...Read more
Painful or itchy? : If it is painful, consider shingles. If it is itchy, consider an allergic contact reaction to deodorants. Bugs like to bite at the moist parts of the body too. ...Read more
Contact Allergy: Possible contact allergy - most likely to fragrance. Possibly to antiperspirant. ...Read more
May be yeast: Yeast infections of the skin (tinea coporis, ring worm) commonly appear as circular lesions, often in moist areas of the body. They slowly grow over time, leading to a reddish scaly ring with a clearing of the center. They can be treated with over the counter antifungal creams. Discuss it with your doctor to see what they think it may be. ...Read more
I have a rash I my armpit that isn't going away, what can I use to treat it or at least treat the pain and itch?
I have a dark discoloration on my armpits that I just noticed. It may be a rash but it does not itch nor burn. Should I be worried?
I have a skin condition underneath my armpits, started off as a rash(non ichy) then turned my skin a darker colour, and dried it up, so its choppy.
Hyperpigmentation: What you are describing is a common phenomenon known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Any time there is inflammation of the skin, whether due to a rash or a pimple or a trauma, one can then get a residual reminder of that inflammation with resulting temporary darkening of the skin. Over time, this will fade but it may take weeks to months to do so. ...Read more
My fiancé has developed this rash thing behind his armpits, back of his thighs, & his butt cheeks. He's had it for almost a week now & itch slightly?
Your fiance needs to see a primary doctor to see what exactly is the cause of the problem. He will tell the doctor what his problem is, the doctor will examine him, and then order some laboratory data.
It should not take long to get the data and the doctor will decide what to do or refer your fiance to a specialist.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more