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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Rash In Armpit (Overview)

The question does not really make sense and is too non-specific! If you want to know what causes the rash under the arm, it could come from deodorants more often as a contact allergy or non-specific reaction. Fungal infections and bacterial infections of the glands under the arm are to be ruled out.


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What might cause a rash on my armpit?

What might cause a rash on my armpit?

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
7 Doctors shared insights

Rash In Armpit (Overview)

The question does not really make sense and is too non-specific! If you want to know what causes the rash under the arm, it could come from deodorants more often as a contact allergy or non-specific reaction. Fungal infections and bacterial infections of the glands under the arm are to be ruled out.


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How do you treat an armpit rash?

How do you treat an armpit rash?

Rash: Stop using deodorant until it clears then find a different deodorant without aluminum in it. A steroid ointment or cream will help it resolve more quickly. ...Read more

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Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I cure mild swollen rash on armpit?

How can I cure mild swollen rash on armpit?

Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this eruption. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of an armpit rash?

How does one get rid of an armpit rash?

1st things 1st: You need to have a proper evaluation that will first exclude potential precipitators of the rash, such as antiperspirants, and try to find any other etiology of the rash. Thereafter, an appropriate treatment prescribed. Consequently, in order to treat the rash, a physician should evaluate it and give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of and shave with small rash in armpit?

How do I get rid of and shave with small rash in armpit?

Rash: Best to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

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

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How can I sooth a shaving rash in armpits?

How can I sooth a shaving rash in armpits?

OTC meds: A little Hydrocortisone 1% ointment and a little antibiotic ointment (e.g. Neosporin, bacitracin) a couple times a day should do the trick. It works best if you use them right after shaving as a preventive rather than waiting for the rash to appear. ...Read more

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I have white, flaky, rash under armpit, should I be concerned?

I have white, flaky, rash under armpit, should I be concerned?

Try lamisil (terbinafine) cream: If you try some topical antifungal cream and the rash goes away it was probably a fungal infection, but if the rash persists, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I cure mild swollen rash on armpit?

Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this eruption. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rash in armpit?

Better question?: The question does not really make sense and is too non-specific! If you want to know what causes the rash under the arm, it could come from deodorants more often as a contact allergy or non-specific reaction. Fungal infections and bacterial infections of the glands under the arm are to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of and shave with small rash in armpit?

Rash: Best to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

Not shingles: Shingles is almost exclusively only on one side of the body and it tends to be painful. More likely is an allergy to something that is coming in contact with the areas you mentioned e.g. Soap, body creams or lotions. ...Read more

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Got a rash under armpits, inside thighs, top of feet and palm of hands. What is it?

Could be a rash: As you state. Since we can't see it difficult to guess what it is or how you got it. I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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22 month old has rash under armpits (both) and tiny spot on upper back of only 1 leg. Tried baking soda bath and creams....no other symptoms.. ..??

22 month old has rash under armpits (both) and tiny spot on upper back of only 1 leg. Tried baking soda bath and creams....no other symptoms.. ..??

Not enough informati: With only that information, and the inability to see the rash, it's impossible to tell you what it is.

I'm sure the child pediatrician could tell you ...Read more

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Recurring mild rash circling armpit and next to elbow. One or 2 bumps mid chest/neck. Possibly accompanied w/ congestion. Any ideas before seeing derm?

Recurring mild rash circling armpit and next to elbow. One or 2 bumps mid chest/neck. Possibly accompanied w/ congestion. Any ideas before seeing derm?

Dermatologist: This needs to be seen and a full history obtained. Guessing about it over the internet is not the best way to diagnose this. See the dermatologist, and good luck. ...Read more

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Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Infection: This is an infectious problem. There a specific infections we see in the axilla, it can also be another condition called hidradenitis supprativa. You will need to see a dermatologist and get the diagnoses clarified.

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Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Ringworm: Sweating from activities under the arm are common.
You can apply clotrimazole cr 1% (Lotrimin cr used for athlete's feet) OTC. Also for itching can apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% 2x/d until rash gone. Keep pat dry.
Ringworm classical can be circumscribed but other itchy/scaly patches can occur with yeast/fungus. ...Read more

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My breast feels very stiff. There seems to be a very large lump. They've been tender. I keep getting odd circular shaped red dry rash in armpit. Help.

My breast feels very stiff. There seems to be a very large lump. They've been tender. I keep getting odd circular shaped red dry rash in armpit. Help.

Breast exam!!: If you have a breast lump and lumps in the armpit, then you absolutely need to go in to your doctor and get a breast exam and you also need breast imaging! ...Read more

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Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

See your doctor ASAP: It is difficult to tell without looking at your rash and examine your armpits. You may need surgical drainage if you have boils or abscess, and antibiotic if you have cellulitis. Please go to see your doctor or urgent care ASAP for definitive diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Red rash under armpits, diarreah for 2 days, cold symptoms...Runny nose and sore throat. No fever under 99.0

Red rash under armpits, diarreah for 2 days, cold symptoms...Runny nose and sore throat. No fever under 99.0

Viral Gastroenteriti: Sounds like a viral gastroenteritis. It will likely pass but you have to keep close tabs on dehydration. Might be a good idea to see your primary doctor to simply ensure it is nothing more significant. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
2,673 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more