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Red Blotches Under Armpits
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
I have a red area on my skin, not itchy, near my armpit (next to where you shave). Looks like a blotch and is flat and feels leathery. What is this?
I just noticed a red blotch near my armpit feels like bite under the skin the size of a pea. I was just sitting outside at night?
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
I have a red blotch under my left arm. No other symptoms. Dr thought fungal infection and prescribed Loprax cream. No change 3 days. What do I do?
Not fungus: If it concerns you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I got a somewhat large cut on my arm a few days ago, this morning I woke up and the cut was much darker and my arm is blotchy with red spots?
left arm was red& blotchy (like when your really cold) except a lot darker, ecpecially inside of bicep, slightly sore, hot shower seemed to help?
Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is. Sounds like something a doctor should take a peek at. ...Read more
Hello. I have a red rash on my arms and legs only. It started on my left arm and is now on both arms and legs. It is red and blotchy and itches.?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more
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?
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
I have slightly elevated red patches/spots all around my armpits and shoulders and sides. Doctor gave me clotrimazole but it isn't working. What is it?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
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
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
I've had a swollen underarm for about 4 days now I have now gotten a red blotchy rash over my cheeks and part of my neck and on my chest what coulditbe?
See your doctor: See your doctor asap because this could be serious. ...Read more
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 have dry slightly elevated red spots all around my sides my armpits and on my shoulders the doctor gave me clotrimazole thinking it was fungal. Not?
Question cut off: Sorry, but it looks like the actual question was cut off. Please re-submit with clarification. ...Read more
I have rash, red spots and patchy, not itchy on my upper body mostly breasts, armpits and groin for a week now! Please help?
Rash: In order to give you proper medical advice, a doctor needs to look at your rash, please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
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
I have been experiencing swelling of lower ext. Along with blotchy redness of the skin that's warm to the touch.
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
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?
A few red spots localised on one arm. A bit bumpy that doesn't hurt or itch. A few hours later, it is less visible. What can it be? Is it worrisome?
It could be several things
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Ok this is day 2 with the rash like triangles on my arm the red blotches r still in it too should in go to the er?
See a family doc: Er is not the proper place for a skin rash. Schedule an appt with your family doctor instead. ...Read more