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Doctor insights on: Underarm Blister Symptoms

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How do you treat blisters on your underarm?

How do you treat blisters on your underarm?

See your doctor: It is important to be seen by a dermatologist so a proper history and exam can be performed. There are many causes of blisters and I would need more information to give you a more informed answer about possible causes and treatments. ...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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I have a small little blister looking thing inside of my armpit, but it doesn't hurt what could it be?

I have a small little blister looking thing inside of my armpit, but it doesn't hurt what could it be?

Need to be seen: Not enough detail here for correct identification. If it sticks out like a finger, it is an acrochordon (benign skin tag). If it is a lump deep in the skin it is an epidermal syst or tricholemmal cyst. If you shave there it may contain an in-growing hair. Sometimes they have an opening through which you can squeeze out sebum which looks like cream cheeze with a sour odor. ...Read more

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What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful consider a viral infection. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

See Your Doctor: Your 11 yr. Old daughter has blisters in her armpit. Blistering rashes have numerous causes. Having them confined to her armpit is an unusual location and could be caused by local exposure to an irritant, infections, or even poison ivy through touching the area. Because rashes are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, your daughter should see her doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?

I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?

Rash: Above armpit with pain makes one think of shingles. But I can't be sure without an examination. Since there is a treatment to shorten the course of this disease you need to get in right away to be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I got an underarm blister for pass few days. It is not painful but feel like my hand is a bit heavier. Please help. What should I do?

Hi I got an underarm blister for pass few days. It is not painful but feel like my hand is a bit heavier. Please help. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: There is a very big nerve "highway" under your arm. You may have an infection that presses on one of these nerves. Definitely go to your dermatologist to have the lesion evaluated and treated if need be. ...Read more

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Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.

Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.

Zoster sine herpete: And that young lady is how we docs say "shingles without a rash." Yes, it DOES exist. And many people are grateful for it since the alternative is have the shingles with all the cosmetic issues. When absolutely necessary we can do spinal taps to identify particles of the virus who are causing the pain and burning symptoms but without a lot of exertion. ...Read more

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Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Abscess or infection: Sounds like an infection that needs treatment. Lymph node is a possibility. Problems like this should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hard to know: Contact or irritant reaction to hygiene product like antiperspirant seems possible. Could be fungal skin infection or in deeper hair follicle infection or intertrigo. Hard to know without more information or examining the lesion. ...Read more

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Last month I had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Difficult to tell: Isolated, painful small blisters around the genitalia suggests hsv I or ii but the, axillary blisters throws a little wrench into the works. May be something else entirely and should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister like spot between my breasts that pop up every few months now its a scar. Now I have one under my armpit. Its blue and red?

I have a blood blister like spot between my breasts that pop up every few months now its a scar. Now I have one under my armpit. Its blue and red?

Angiomas: These lesions sound like cherry angiomas, which can vary somewhat in color and is size They are often inherited. If they enlarge or bleed without trauma I recommend examination by a dermatologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Infection: This is an infectious problem. There a specific infections we see in the axilla, it can also be another condition called hidradenitis supprativa. You will need to see a dermatologist and get the diagnoses clarified.

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Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters, just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit. What is this? Ty

Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters, just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit. What is this? Ty

Rash: Difficult to say without seeing them but the fact they are so itchy makes me think of hives or bites. Send a picture if you can. Keep them clean and use an antihistamine. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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

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Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, extreme weakness, muscle ache, painful lympnode at right side of neck, armpit, groin, no fever, skin rash, tongue blister?

Physical exam: Is warranted. The symptoms you have described are serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes and not get symptoms like blisters or little white lesions?

Is it possible to have herpes and not get symptoms like blisters or little white lesions?

Yes: The outbreaks can be few/far between, yet still be present. See: http://stdtesting. Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information on herpes and related links. ...Read more

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What could these symptoms be related too; small patch little blister that reoccur maybe 2, 3 times a year on same spot?

What could these symptoms be related too; small patch little blister that reoccur maybe 2, 3 times a year on same spot?

Depends on location: Most bliters on feet or heel can be from tight shoes. Burns are second commonest cause of blisters.
Contact dermatitis can cause blisters which can recur and can be in on same spot
and heat exposure is another cause by sun burn. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of painless blisters on my belly a half a centimeter in diameter. Noticed it yesterday. No other symptoms. What is it?

I have a cluster of painless blisters on my belly a half a centimeter in diameter. Noticed it yesterday. No other symptoms. What is it?

A thought: Do you wear pants with a metal fastener? Does wearing jewelry ever cause skin irritation? A thought that comes to mind is nickel allergy, which can usually be diagnosed by history. Patch testing can confirm. If not nickel, some form of contact irritation or allergy seems likely given the small area of involvement. A Dermatologist or Allergist can help. ...Read more

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I am on a gluten free diet. Once in a dh blisters show up. How much time goes by between eating gluten and showing the symptoms (i.E. Blisters)?

I am on a gluten free diet. Once in a dh blisters show up. How much time goes by between eating gluten and showing the symptoms (i.E. Blisters)?

Variable: Your dh lesions are dependent on your body's production of IgA antibodies to epidermal transglutaminase (etg), which may take several years to resolve, even after strict avoidance of dietary gluten. You may want to discuss initiating Dapsone with your physician for treatment if this continues to be a significant issue. ...Read more

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I've been having prodrome herpes symptoms for 2 weeks. Small bumps have been coming and going but no blisters. Is this it? Should I expect blisters?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be something else. ...Read more

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How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

Immunity: The varying degrees of immune mechanisms which keep herpes simplex virus in check are not fully understood. We know that some people are prone to frequent outbreaks and others have none, and some, like you, get only partial symptoms. Consider yourself fortunate. ...Read more

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Symptoms of shingles. Are they blisters on red spot?

Symptoms of shingles. Are they blisters on red spot?

In a pattern: They are groups of painful blisters on a red base, in a linear distribution from one location on the back or neck, extending around the torso or neck (or face) to the body's midline in front. If there is more than one narrow band of blisters, or if the blisters extend past the midline either in front or in back, it's not shingles. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more