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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


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Facial breakout like bug bites, some big some small that healed up and now have armpit/groin rash. Other infested areas. Began with new comforter set

Hard to say: Without looking at the rash and it being localized now to the armpit and groin, I would suspect a possible bacterial rash or allergic. The comforter is absolutely new - not used, right? Either way get it seen by a doc. ...Read more

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Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

No absolutely not: Rash of shingles is raised and fluid filled. Most important it is extremely painful. You didn't mention pain so I assume that's not a factor. I know this is not shingles because it almost never appears in two dermatomes simultaneously due to the rapid immune response which contains the infection. Go see your dermalogist or fp. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, extreme weakness, muscle ache, painful lympnode at right side of neck, armpit, groin, no fever, skin rash, tongue blister?

Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, extreme weakness, muscle ache, painful lympnode at right side of neck, armpit, groin, no fever, skin rash, tongue blister?

Physical exam: Is warranted. The symptoms you have described are serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Skin rash on my arm and the inside of my groin what could it be?

Skin rash on my arm and the inside of my groin what could it be?

Fungal infections?: My guess is either a fungal infection (tinea cruris) vs folliculitis/staph infection)... If you can post a picture of rash. A lot of md night be able to help out! In either case have a physician look at it please! Regards. ...Read more

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I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

Moving rash: The armpit and groin are naturally moist, but also normally home to benign yeast, fungi and bacteria. This may be nothing to be worried about, but it can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetics are prone to infections. Other immune suppressors can also do this, so time for a check at a primary care provider more then a simple answer on line. Check it out to be safe. ...Read more

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In the last month or so I have experienced an itch in my groin/thigh area and on my arm pit. There isn't a rash but there are inflamed bumps?

In the last month or so I have experienced an itch in my groin/thigh area and on my arm pit. There isn't a rash but there are inflamed bumps?

Yeast??: These are common areas for yeast infection. One of the most common causes is incomplete drying off after a shower or bath. It's an easy dermatological condition usually very easy to treat. If you are diabetic and/or obese it is more common. Please see your primary care physician. Also try to avoid tight fitting clothes & underwear for at least a week. ...Read more

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I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy also under one arm pit and groin and vagina hair area. Gets itchy sometimes sore?

I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy also under one arm pit and groin and vagina hair area. Gets itchy sometimes sore?

Itchy Rash: Hello, some rashes can be location specific, however there are always exceptions. The areas your rash is located can frequently be caused by yeast or fungal infections. People with skin folds, diabetes, or who are immunocompromised are prone to these type of rashes. See a dermatologist if otc anti fungal cream doesn't help. Keep these areas dry and cool, open to air as often as you can. ...Read more

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45 male with tenderness in both arm pits/groin for approx 1 month. Rash x 2 months being tx with steroid cream. No fever or night sweats. Thoughts?

45 male with tenderness in both arm pits/groin for approx 1 month. Rash x 2 months being tx with steroid cream. No fever or night sweats. Thoughts?

See derm: If you have pustules at the armpits and groin, it may be from infection of the glands. Antiperspirant and/or low-dose antibiotic may be helpful but steroid cream may make it worse. ...Read more

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Itchy upper body, mainly on left side? The itching is inside of my body. There is no rash. The itching goes from my arm, under and around the breast, and all the way to my pelvis.

Itchy upper body, mainly on left side? The itching is inside of my body. There is no rash. The itching goes from my arm, under and around the breast, and all the way to my pelvis.

Some type Allergy: Perhaps you are developing a reaction to something on the skin. Did you change clothing washing soap, new perfume, other topical skin product?
See a physician for exam, labs and start on your way to feeling better. ...Read more

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I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

Itchy: Sounds as if you have possibly developed a rash. These can be caused by fungus and there are many over-the-counter regimens that can be used. A favorite is to lotremin or tinactin (tolnaftate) which comes in a cream or spray and use this on a regular basis for the next two weeks to see if improves ...Read more

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I have aches in my armpit and groin area?

I have aches in my armpit and groin area?

Get examined NOW: Call for an immediate examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS-CALL TODAY OR GO TO A UC CLINIC. ...Read more

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What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

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

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I've been taking clindamycin for about a week then woke up with a hives in my armpits and groin area?

I've been taking clindamycin for about a week then woke up with a hives in my armpits and groin area?

See DR: You have unusual medical problems for you age. Why clindamycin? Allergy to antibiotic usually causes hives ALL OVER. The timing is right but the localization raises questions. Are you sure it is hives? Stop clindamycin and see your DR immediately. You may need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are lymphnodes less then 1 CM in diameter for over a year a concern? (groin, neck, armpit) all been checked by dr. All movable pea sized

Are lymphnodes less then 1 CM in diameter for over a year a concern? (groin, neck, armpit) all been checked by dr. All movable pea sized

Lymph nodes that: Are stable and not growing are generally benign. Get reassurance from your dr. If there are worrisome symptoms such as fever, night sweats, weight loss and loss of appetite, get checked for cancer, lymphoma etc. God bless you! ...Read more

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Why is my groin area so dark. My legs are very thick, could be that. Because something similar happens to my armpits I believe. Can it go away?

Acanthosis: Acanthosis nigricans is a localized skin disorder manifesting with hyperpigmented, velvety plaques located in flexural and intertriginous regions. The precise pathogenesis is unknown but is speculated to involve the stimulation of growth factor receptors on keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Acanthosis nigricans has various subtypes relating to cause and/or location: obesity-associated most commonly. ...Read more

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"severe" hidradentis suppurativa odor, lesions, swelling, pain, immobile, draining both armpits, buttocks groin area age19 no social life please help?

See a doctor: First treatment may be a trial of antibiotics. The only complete treatment I am aware of is plastic surgery to deeply surgically remove the affected areas with possible skin grafts or primary closure. ...Read more

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I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

Lymph nodes?: It is always concerning to have swollen lymph nodes so it is important to see your doctor to be sure it is not that. It could also be cysts, or a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa). This also requires specialized treatment, so you'll want to see a dermatologist for sure to get a diagnosis and proper therapy. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lymph nodes are abnormally enlarged in your neck, armpits or groin?

How can you tell if your lymph nodes are abnormally enlarged in your neck, armpits or groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Arm pit: You may have an infecion of your hair follicles as a result of shaving. As a result you have a red rash and bad odor. See a dermatologist because you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Black "bugs" in bedding, on couch don't see them on me but different big appears under my breasts, in groin area, and Armpits?

Black "bugs" in bedding, on couch don't see them on me but different big appears under my breasts, in groin area, and Armpits?

Bug bites: It would be very helpful to see a picture of the bugs for identification but it is very possible that you are describing bed bugs. They can appear different after a bite. Use anti -itch lotion if needed. You will need to contact pest control. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

Size differs: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I'm 9 days in with herpangina. Am feelin better, but have noticed on & off pain under armpits and groin, no pain w palpation or no swollen nodes normal?

Explanation: Herpangina occasionally may have skin presentations as single vesicular elements on belly or other location. If you do not have any skin lesions this pain not related to herpangina. If pain will persist you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Cluster of lymph nodes in groin not barely movable, armpits, neck, thighs, for past 3 years, how can you tell if a cluster if nodes are cancerous by feel?

Cluster of lymph nodes in groin not barely movable, armpits, neck, thighs, for past 3 years, how can you tell if a cluster if nodes are cancerous by feel?

You cannot: The only way to confirm cancer is with a biopsy an evaluation of the tissues removed. Feel alone only tells you there is something there and it may need further attention. ...Read more

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I can feel lymph nodes in groin and armpits (less than 1 cm) since 3 years. Is it normal?

Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more