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Doctor insights on: Red Blotches Under Armpits

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I noticed a red blotchy area under my armpits (both sides/outer sides). One side is darker than the other. It doesn't itch. What could it be?

I noticed a red blotchy area under my armpits (both sides/outer sides). One side is darker than the other. It doesn't itch. What could it be?

Tinea Cruris: Skin fungal infection is the most likely cause. Since its new it's no causing any symptoms like itching and burning sensation. But if you let it continue it will do so. Possible treatment is over the counter Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream twice daily and use also Lotrimin (clotrimazole) powder spray before putting cloths on, typically keeping the area dry and trimming down the hair. Consult your doctor in any case. ...Read more

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I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

Red skin blotch: Not enough information to guess a diagnosis. Does it come and go in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Is it a single spot? Does it have scale? Or any symptoms like itching or burning? When it leaves can you tell that anything was there? Does it start small and grow or does it appear fully formed right away? These are some of the factors your dermatologist will take into considera. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have red spots on armpit from plucking, what do I do?

Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have a red painful lump on my armpit since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?

I have a red painful lump on my armpit since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?

? Boils armpit: Painful lumps in the armpit one week duration, is likely to be a skin infection or gland
you need to see a doctor for these lumps to be inspected and given the right treatment ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph (red on one side) nodes under BOTH armpits (different spots though) since Tuesday (5 days). When to see Dr? What could it be?

Swollen, tender lymph (red on one side) nodes under BOTH armpits (different spots though) since Tuesday (5 days). When to see Dr? What could it be?

R/O HIRADENITIS: It may be HIRADENITIS Supporitiva, a type of folliculitis is that can occur in the groin or armpit region. You need to be examined to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. Also lab work and potentially an ultrasound of the area. Your doctor may prescribe both topical and oral antibiotics. If it doesn't resolve referral to a surgeon maybe needed. ...Read more

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Pain in my armpit after the surgery I had a cyst on my armpit which was removed about seven months ago. Now I can see two small white coloured spots on the scar and the scar is still red. Sometimes experience a pain around the wound and also in my whole han

Pain in my armpit after the surgery I had a cyst on my armpit which was removed about seven months ago. Now I can see two small white coloured spots on the scar and the scar is still red. Sometimes experience a pain around the wound and also in my whole han

Couple possibilities: Could be a recurrence of the cyst, an abscess, or a reaction to the suture used to close the wound. Impossible to tell without seeing it, have the doctor who did the surgery check. Surgical wounds can take a year or more to totally heal and a red (nonpainful) wound after 7 months is not unusual. If I had to guess without actually seeing it, I would say recurrence of the cyst or an abscess. ...Read more

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I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??

Show it to a doctor: A rash in the armpit could be one of several things. I would be most concerned about an abscess or a localized infection (say from shaving)-esp. If it's PAINFUL. If it's more flat and non painful it could be ringworm, a contact allergy (deodorant?), or a more mild infection called folliculitis among other things. If you have any underlying medical problems, that may help the doc to figure it out. ...Read more

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I'm getting red spots tiny ones on my breast area armpit and a tiny bit on my back. There's not many but there's quite a few.

I'm getting red spots tiny ones on my breast area armpit and a tiny bit on my back. There's not many but there's quite a few.

Rash-dermtitis: Skin rashes and "red spots" are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. If these persist, it is best for you to see the Doctor and get an evaluation and properly diagnosed, so if needed, any treatment can be started. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red bumpy spots on my Arm sometimes they get worse and sometimes better. Sometime medicine works and sometimes it doesnt?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: If these are mostly the back of the arm, rough, and worse in winter, they are probably hyperkeratosis pilaris which can be treated with LacHydrin (lactic acid) lotion prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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My stepson fell over grazed his arm last week it has now spread a little is really red with little white spots what could this be?

Abrasion: Sometimes an abrasion is bad enough you can see the different layers of tissue, but it could also be signs of an infection. I recommend he sees his physician. ...Read more

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I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?

See a doctor: It is hard to diagnosed skin lesion without looking at it is it itchy there is any fever it could be allergy or heat rashes if persist see a doctor ...Read more

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I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

Get Checked: Even a small infection can be very serious in such an arm. The appearance described and the fever could be an infection. Please call your doctor or go to see someone right away. If caught early, it is usually treatable with antibiotics alone. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and had flu jab in L arm 3 days ago since then my skin on left side of abdo hurts to touch and has now come up in red raised blotches??

Local reaction: This could be local reaction if it were to be on arm, but abdomen- it may be unrelated. See your md esp if you have any fever or velly pain. Otherwise it may go away on its own. ...Read more