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I just wanted to know if what I have under my armpit is a rash and what kind of treatment i can use?

I just wanted to know if what I have under my armpit is a rash and what kind of treatment i can use?

Rash: It is difficult to give you a definitive answer without seeing the rash. However, you may be allergic to your deoderant. So try using a non allergic deoderant. ...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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Can you please inform me of the 'best' treatment for an under the armpit red sore rash?

Can you please inform me of the 'best' treatment for an under the armpit red sore rash?

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 itchy bumps and rash on arm pits, remedy?

I have itchy bumps and rash on arm pits, remedy?

See a dermatologist: Meanwhile try 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Skip shaving ; deoderants until it heals. Water os fine but do not scrub. ...Read more

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I get frequent rash on my right arm folding. When I use medications & complete the treatment course it go away & soon or later it appears again.

I get frequent rash on my right arm folding. When I use medications & complete the treatment course it go away & soon or later it appears again.

See your doctor: Are you treating your own rash? Have you seen a dermatologist? Often over the counter medications are effective short term but if you have a chronic skin condition may need longer course of treatment. Recommend dermatology evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should i expect complete resolution?

I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should i expect complete resolution?

Skin fungal: infections especially in area which are naturally MOIST are VERY difficult to get rid of....Remember KEEP DRY in between applications of whatever your using topically. Take antifungal medication (if that is prescribed) for a few weeks after rash is gone! Hope this helps Dr z ...Read more

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I have red rash on upper arm - pic included, what is this and treatment?

I have red rash on upper arm - pic included, what is this and treatment?

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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Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Keratosis pilaris: is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Diffuse Nerve Pain: Hello. Herpes Zoster doesn't typically work like that- causing diffuse nerve pain. It's typically very specific to one or two nerve distributions (dermatomes) on ONE side of the body. Acyclovir can cause diffuse muscle and bone pain. Topical lidocaine, oral gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. are options to treat the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

Not shingles: Shingles is almost exclusively only on one side of the body and it tends to be painful. More likely is an allergy to something that is coming in contact with the areas you mentioned e.g. Soap, body creams or lotions. ...Read more

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Rashes on my neck,tigh,armpits,back and breast?

Rashes on my neck,tigh,armpits,back and breast?

See dermatologist: If this rash has been going on for more than a few days, you need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. The causes could be multiple, and you need to be evaluated and possibly treated correctly. ...Read more

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What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...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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Been having rashes that come and go on armpits. Have a small lump under left armpit and Puckering on both armpits. Could it be serious ?

Been having rashes that come and go on armpits. Have a small lump under left armpit and Puckering on both armpits. Could it be serious ?

Doctor can examine: Lumps or rashes in the armpit skin of a teen or young adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. If a lump hurts, it may be infected and would need antibiotics or need to be cut open by a doctor, depending on how it looks. Lumps deeper in the armpit may be enlarged lymph nodes. The ER can help if one's doctor is not available. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed. Get seen if no better. ...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.

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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