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My 14 month daughter has a red rash under her armpit and top of your shoulder. Its red rash

My 14 month daughter has a red rash under her armpit and top of your shoulder. Its red rash

Rash...or more: If it is only a rash without a single other symptom then simply keep it clean, dry and hypoallergenic lotions. If any other symptoms plus the rash, should see the pediatrician. ...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 an itch on my upper arm and shoulder for 4 days. There is no redness or rash. Nothing I have tried helps.?

I have an itch on my upper arm and shoulder for 4 days. There is no redness or rash. Nothing I have tried helps.?

Causes...: Of itching without rash include medicines, foods, dust, pollen, and stress. It could also be an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin and hasn't yet formed a rash (although any rash would probably have appeared by now). But it could also be a sign of an underlying internal problem, so if it doesn't respond to a good antihistamine like Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my right shoulder blade that has now seemed to have started on the back of my right arm. Skin in red raised and itchy...

I have a rash on my right shoulder blade that has now seemed to have started on the back of my right arm. Skin in red raised and itchy...

Spreading rash: There are many rashes that can erupt along paths of skin nerves. These paths are called dermatomes. One such rash is shingles (herpes zoster) that has red patches and small grouped blisters or vesicles. Several dermatoles involve the back and the back of the arm. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. Shingles is usually treated with antiviral medications taken by mouth. ...Read more

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I have a red rash that is under my breast, around my arm at the shoulder, on my neck and my chest and seems like its spreading. What is it?

I have a red rash that is under my breast, around my arm at the shoulder, on my neck and my chest and seems like its spreading. What is it?

Rash: It is hard without seeing the rash to know what this is. The skin under the breast is moist and a good spot for fungal or bacterial infections to get started. You should go to your doctor and have him look at it. You may need antibiotics either orally or on the skin, or anti-inflamatory creams. ...Read more

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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

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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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Immune compromised 36 yo female. Had very mild case of shingles in past. Have shingles-like pain again, but no rash. This time pain is under right armpit and shoulder area.

Immune compromised 36 yo female. Had very mild case of shingles in past. Have shingles-like pain again, but no rash. This time pain is under right armpit and shoulder area.

See below: Either you are going to soon break with shingles or you have thoracic radiculopathy (pinched nerve off your thoracic spine)---see your doctor for further evaluation. ...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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I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

Rash under right armpit, right shoulder and breast...Diagnosed as shingles but now have rash on left side in groin area? Can that still be shingles?

No absolutely not: Rash of shingles is raised and fluid filled. Most important it is extremely painful. You didn't mention pain so I assume that's not a factor. I know this is not shingles because it almost never appears in two dermatomes simultaneously due to the rapid immune response which contains the infection. Go see your dermalogist or fp. ...Read more

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I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply?

I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply?

Depends: One has to know what the diagnosis is. If it's an allergic reaction to clothing (contact dermatitis) a cortisone type cream would help. If it's a fungus infection an antifungal cream is indicated. If it's a bacterial infection (cellulitis) an antibacterial cream like bacitracin is needed. See your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment if your rash persists. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...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