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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?
Could be anything: This could be a simple fungal infection, dermatitis or something serious such as a melanoma. See your doctor for a proper skin examination / dermoscopy to get a definite diagnosis. It is difficult to tell what it is without having a good look at the spots Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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