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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Here are some...: 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
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

As with all rashes..: ....It needs to be seen to be properly diagnosed. Your description could be lots of things. Possibilities include scabies, eczema, contact dermatitis, a virus, an allergic reaction, and so on. Each one of these requires a different treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Rash inner thigh and armpits and is spreading!

Rash inner thigh and armpits and is spreading!

Probable fungal rash: This sounds like intertrigo, a fungal rash. I suggest the use of OTC Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream, sparingly AM/PM for 3 days- if not improving- see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my armpit wat should I do?

I have a rash under my armpit wat should I do?

Need to see it.: Rashes need to be seen to be properly diagnosed. In the armpit, for example, this could be something as simple as tinea cruris or as aggressive as hydradenitis. So it really needs to be seen, either virtually or in-person, by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a blistery rash under my armpit what is it?

I have a blistery rash under my armpit what is it?

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

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I have a bumpy rash under my armpit. ... How do I fix this?

I have a bumpy rash under my armpit. ... How do I fix this?

See below: It may be a reaction to your deodorant. Try switching to another type to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I have a rash under both of my armpits. History of eczema?

I have a rash under both of my armpits. History of eczema?

Contact Allergy: Possible contact allergy - most likely to fragrance. Possibly to antiperspirant. ...Read more

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What is this circular rash like thing coming from my armpit?

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

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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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What does it mean when I keep getting a re occuring rash on my armpit?

What does it mean when I keep getting a re occuring rash on my armpit?

Contact allergy: Maybe from a deodorant allergy or even a yeast infection. Some bugs love to bite at that area as well. ...Read more

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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 rash I my armpit that isn't going away, what can I use to treat it or at least treat the pain and itch?

It depends on the: Cause of the rash. If it looks like a fungal dermatitis you can use an over antifungal cream. If its an allergic rash the treatment will be different. There are multiple other causes and therefore you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Acanthosis: Sounds like acanthosis nigricans a darkish velvety appearing rash common under the arms and on the back of the neck - it is associated with high insulin levels and obesity. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Rash +: 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

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