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Under Arm Itching
UNDERARM ITCHING: Underarm itching could be due to deodorants and anti-perspirants. Also to soaps. Also to the detergent you are using for your shirts, sweaters, undershirts, or from your jackets. I recommend you change your deodorant and anti-perspirants, wash your body in cetaphil or dove soap, and use all-free & clear as your detergent. ...Read more
Starting to get these flat round bumps in my inner elbow, shoulder, under arm areas it itches really bad I don't know what it is?
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
Capsaicin: Topical capsaicin can be helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had 4 lymph nodes removed &biopsies (benign) 2weeks ago. Half of incision split open. Pain & hard lump under it. Itches down arm?? Infection?
I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla
Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more
Unlikely: Itching, without an apparent rash or other abnormalities is likely to be without serious consequences. Try emollients and if it does not get better in a couple of weeks, you may wish to see a doctor so that a physical examination may be carried out to ascertain a cause. ...Read more
Arm itching: An irritating sensation that creates a desire to scratch the skin of the upper extremity. ...Read more
Dry skIn...: Try lotion and drink lots of water. ...Read more
Try OTC Meds First:
No rash? Just itching. Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go away, increase it to twice a day. If this doesn't help go see your doctor.
If you have a rash and poison ivy is a possibility, use Hydrocortisone cream. Rarely the start of shingles can start as an itch. For this you should see a doctor within 72 hours. ...Read more
Any rash?: There are several causes for itching - a new medicine, and allergy, a viral infection. If there is a rash or the symptoms last for more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a rash on my arm itching it looks red and like brown patches it started small and now its big.?
Sorry: Can't make a diagnosis with history and examination. Recommend med assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Allergy: The answer is yes. To be certain, you should be skin tested. You might be surprised to learn that house dust mites may be the culprit instead. ...Read more
Severe, intense arm itching (13 years). No rash. Not dry skin. Keeps me up at night. Have to ice arms. Any ideas on what it can be?
6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning. Hives spreading inch or more q d. Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck. Should I be worried?
See a dermatologist: Unless you clearly saw and felt the spider, then took it for identification, you have something else. This does not describe a spider bite. Not even close. Also you may not actually have hives. Indicate a need for immediate attention when you call. Meanwhile continue hydrocortisone. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read more
My 6 yr old has this rash under arm and down side of torso that itches can I send a photo to identify it?
No: This is the public HT site. We answer basic medical questions and provide advice. We do not have any ability to view any picture, lab or x-rays you upload. We cannot see anything that you don't write into your post. The HT Prime site concierge service has some of those capabilities. ...Read more
Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?
The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? irritant? ...Read more
I have a lump under my armpit and it didn't start hurting until a couple hours later when I noticed it. It also itches. And it hurts?
There is a lump in my armpit that hurts and it itches. When I touch the lump it hurts even worse. What should I do? And what is causing this?
Size?: Could you describe the lump some more? Could be lots of things but a good description could help narrow it down. A painful lump in the axilla should get evaluated in person by your doc. ...Read more
Eczema or infection: You may have an eczema or an infection either fungal or bacterial. Don't ignore, sometimes it starts as a rash then you develop a serious infection and a boil. See your doctor, until then keep clean and do not use any deodorants. ...Read more
Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how I found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?
I have a reddish brown circle in my armpit and it itches like crazy but huts when I scratch. What is it what do I do?
I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches (especially on my right?
Consider shingles?: The earliest symptom of 'shingles' or reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (previously caused chickenpox) ---is severe pain along a nerve path (dermatome) before the typical rash is apparent. The shingles can affect a nerve path stretching from one side of the chest wall through the armpit and back to shoulder blade. But, there are many other causes of chest/shoulder pain -see a doctor soon! ...Read more
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