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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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 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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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?

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

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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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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

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
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Skin 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