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What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?
Need rx topical: First of all, need to be seen by a dermatologist to know if it is fungal. Then we can try the right treatment. I have seen many self diagnosed 'fungal' infection, that is not. ...Read more
My 8 yr old son has severe armpit odor. I told him to use coast deoderant soap. My husband is furious. Says deoderant causes fungus on young kids. ?
Not true: There is no correlation between deodorant soaps and fungal infections. Deodorant soaps can often cause a rash if a person is sensitive to them (mildly allergic), and unrelated, fungal infections can often cause a rash under the arms, ...But the two are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a small rash near my armpit that progressed to having small, dark centers and tender axillary lymph nodes be from a toenail fungus i may have?
Spread of Fungus: I have never heard of spread of the fungus in athlete's feet/toenails to other body parts so it is probably rare. That being said it is an infection, and depending on personal habits, some spread makes sense. It is best to see a dermatologist for this anyway. They will probably culture both areas (or can) and see what they are healing with. Swollen lymph nodes should be taken seriously. Dr blake. ...Read more
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type of infection there. If the infection doesn't respond or is getting worse, you need to be seen by an internist or a dermatologist. Diabetes may predispose one to such infections, so if the infection persisits or recurs, you should be tested for that. ...Read more