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What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

Under arm rash: The two most common causes are reaction to deodorants and shaving. A physician should be able to give you the appropriate advice to get it resolved. ...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


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Been getting a patch of itchy red rashes, they get inflamed then slowly fade away then reappears it happens only on certain parts of my body?

Been getting a patch of itchy red rashes, they get inflamed then slowly fade away then reappears it happens only on certain parts of my body?

Consultation: With a dermatologist is appropriate. Fading rashes may be allergic, viral or vascular in nature. Best to have someone take a look. ...Read more

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I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

Sounds like hives: What you're describing sounds most like hives (urticaria) which is an allergic reaction to something typically in the air, not something directly contacting the skin. It's difficult to say with confidence though without photos or further description. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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Neils has a bumpy rash under his chin and on his chest. No other problems, just red, bumpy and inflamed?

Neils has a bumpy rash under his chin and on his chest. No other problems, just red, bumpy and inflamed?

Needs eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries, consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula, substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

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I had facial three days back and I found redness and rashes this morning. Please suggest me a way to reduce these rashes on my face.

Rash: Sounds like skin was derma braided. Use sunscreen with aloe vera 2-3 times/day for next three weeks to protect the healing areas. ...Read more

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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

See Your Doctor: Your rash suggests a condition called Cutaneous Mastocytosis; excess mastocyte cells accumulate usually in skin & release histamine; causing itching, hives, & more. Can occur as single or multiple lesions, involved skin is darker in color. Stroking or other mechanical trauma to skin can cause symptoms to flare-up. Occurs in children & ages 30-49 yrs. See doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper outer thigh. The bumps are small and dark red when not itching yet somewhat larger and inflamed when itching. Sounds like?

I have a rash on my upper outer thigh. The bumps are small and dark red when not itching yet somewhat larger and inflamed when itching. Sounds like?

Many possibilities: It could be any number of things. This could be a contact allergy, a reaction to something you are allergic to. It could be a cluster of bug bites. Many possibilities. You will need to be examined to determine the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?

Your initial: Description sounds like an inflammation of skin hair follicles or a friction rash or, infrequently a contact type dermatitis (doubt), the fact that it stings suggests that there is some superficial skin breakdown. If the black "dots" brush or wash off easily and you wore a black bra it is just fibers from the bra. Wouldn't know what else would cause that without seeing. ...Read more

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Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

Maybe viral: Could be the start of a viral illness
The enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses cause
s rash that includes tender blisters in the mouth and tongue as well as on the palms and soles of the hands and the feet. Occasionally the rash will also occur on the buttocks or the genital area. Young children have a general feeling of being ill (malaise) and are often cranky with a depressed appetite ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?

Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?

See Specialist!: It could be a general contact dermatitis. If after 3 days of using an anti-inflammatory cream with no relief, I recommend getting it looked at in person. If you have any symptoms such as increased redness, swelling, fever or nausea, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately! Get better soon! ...Read more

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Is the rash for inflammatory breast cancer always red?

Is the rash for inflammatory breast cancer always red?

Looks Like Infection: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer which may give the appearance of a breast infection. Cancer cells block the lymphatics in the skin of the breast, leading to signs that mimic infection: breast redness, swelling, heaviness, pain, and/or thickening of the skin that may resemble the appearance of the surface of an orange. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently +37 weeks pregnant and have severe red itchy inflamed stretch marks as well as a rash through out my tummy... what do I do?

Hi I'm currently +37 weeks pregnant and have severe red itchy inflamed stretch marks as well as a rash through out my tummy... what do I do?

Infection: Hi, there. Stretch marks are not a problem. However, if they lead to broken skin or moist areas, that could start an infection. Please be evaluated by a physician to determine whether you need antibiotics or antifungals. ...Read more

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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing, keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I have some form of rash or irritation between my legs in the upper creases of my thighs and spreading to the lower undercarriage of my testicles. It is dry in appearance and has a few small ashy white bumps. Its red and inflamed. At times I

Hello doctor. I have some form of rash or irritation between my legs in the upper creases of my thighs and spreading to the lower undercarriage of my testicles. It is dry in appearance and has a few small ashy white bumps. Its red and inflamed. At times I

Jock itch?: Most likely explanation is a fungal infection that can easily be treated with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole or miconazole. Less commonly a superficial bacterial condition could be responsible.
Keep the area dry to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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My son is crying in pain with a sore anus but there is no redness or rashes.?

Age?: Many common reasons. Constipation with fecal impaction is common in some age groups. Also anal fissures are common in same group of children. Rarely, pinworms may cause pain instead of itch. Take him to the pediatrician to be checked out. ...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