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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?

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

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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How can I get rid of fungus under my armpit ?

How can I get rid of fungus under my armpit
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Over the counter: There are several over the counter anti-fungal meds.Ask your pharmacist for help choosing one.If it doesn't respond ...See your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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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?

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

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Fungus on my behind?

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

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Skin fungus worries ?

Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What are the signs of a skin fungus?

What are the signs of a skin fungus?

Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid. There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have this weird looking fungus in my wrist... Any suggestions?

Not common: It is not a typical location for a fungal infection. If you are referring to a fungus like mole consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more