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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Itchy Painful Armpit

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What's a good remedy for an itchy armpit?

What's a good remedy for an itchy armpit?

Depends on DX: The remedy would be related to the proper diagnosis. For example if you had a fungal infection causing your itchiness, than an anti-fungal cream would be of help. If you had an inflammatory dermatitis causing your itch, then a steroid cream may help. Get an exam and a proper DX for the best treatment, best wishes. ...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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Small red itchy bomps on the armpit and belly what is the remedy?

Small red itchy bomps on the armpit and belly what is the remedy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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I have a large red rash under left armpit. It's not raised not painful and not itchy. The entire area is red in the shape of a circle. Noticed today. ?

I have a large red rash under left armpit. It's not raised not painful and not itchy. The entire area is red in the shape of a circle. Noticed today. ?

Need to see rash: Your rash being in just one armpit somewhat lessens the likelihood it's due to deodorant/antipersperants. There are a number of other conditions that can cause underarm rash. Some of them are intertrigo, Candida, other fungal infections and reaction to shaving. **The rash of Lyme disease can occur in one armpit. You can upload an image in an online consultation at Health Tap or see your physician ...Read more

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I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

Could be?: These types of medications, especially Cimetidine (tagamet) are know to cause breast tenderness. Itching? I am not so sure about, however, if there is a one on one correlation to taking a medication and developing symptoms, there is a good chance it may be the cause. One can stop and see if symptoms go away and restart and see if they recur? May just want to go to a different med. Ask your pcp? ...Read more

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What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red , and causes discoloration.

What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy,  its red , and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants second warm soaks third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with antibacterial soap. Dry well. Air dry too. No deodorants. Use small amounts baby powder. ...Read more