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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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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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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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Severe underarm sweat. Any laser treatment for it?

Severe underarm sweat. Any laser treatment for it?

Botox or Dysport: I like Dysport for this issue. It works exceedingly well, and last for up to 6-8 months. It does, however, require future injections. ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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Permanent treatment for scaly skin on legs?

Permanent treatment for scaly skin on legs?

Scaly leg skin: Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales (ichthyosis vulgaris). Other health conditions associated with ichthyosis. You can improve the appearance of dry skin or ichthyosis by using good skin care and moisturizers with a little Alpha hydroxy acid in them but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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Best treatment for painful skin tag under tongue?

Best treatment for painful skin tag under tongue?

See a dentist: How long has it been there? See a dentist, especially if it has been there for more than two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more

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I have rash in groin. Dry skin with scalps. Very itchy. Please help.

I have rash in groin. Dry skin with scalps. Very itchy. Please help.

Jock itch. Anti-: Fungal over the counter cream should cause rapid improvement but continue to treat , even if skin returns to normal , for 2 weeks or it may come back. If no good response after a few days, go C your Doc. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Skin rash?

What are the treatments for Skin rash?

The treatment: depends on the cause: antibiotic, antifungal medication, anti-inflammatory medication, antihistamine, ETC. ...Read more

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I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

Where?: Where is this occurring. If it's your face, you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated with one cream. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Dry skin: Regular facial cleansing with gentle exfolitation followed by eucerin sensitive location. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help please! skin around biopsy is raised red itchy?

Help please! skin around biopsy is raised red itchy?

Could be allergy: If you're using an antibiotic, like neosporin or others, it could be causing an allergic reaction at the site. I've seen this happen fairly often. A yeast infection of the wound area is another reason why a biopsy site could be red and itchy. ...Read more

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Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Overuse?: May have used the steroids for too long. Time to get an examination by a physician to direct further care. sooner than later to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin,worry skin cancer.thoughts?

Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin,worry skin cancer.thoughts?

Doubt cancer: On location, it may actually be seborrhea. That's easy to manage though not curable. It may be infected / impetigenized whichight explain burning. Read up on this and ask your pharmacist what might be worth trying. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more