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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 cut my armpit while shaving. It bled and now it is itchy. Is there a chance of an infection?

I cut my armpit while shaving. It bled and now it is itchy. Is there a chance of an infection?

It could be: Especially if there is swelling, warmth, tenderness or drainage. Please get medically evaluated if it appears that the laceration is infected. ...Read more

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My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm ?

My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm ?

Itchy underarms: Be careful with body sprays and other medicinals that are not designed for groin and underarms. Even perfumes, powders, and other things can make you sensitive. If you have sensitive and dry skin anyway, you may need to read the labels for any senstitivies that can cause itching in delicate places. ...Read more

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I have brown spots under my armpit... they are not itchy but seems to spread... i noticed the first spot 2 weeks ago and now, i have like 8 more spots?

It may be simple: hyperpigmentation, a relatively benign concentration of the skin pigment melanin...although this would not occur preferentially in the armpits. Acanthosis nigracans is hyperpigmentation, often in body folds such as armpit/axilla, typically occurring in those <40 yrs, possibly inherited and associated with glandular conditions including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease. See Dermatologist ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for an itchy armpit?

What's a good remedy for an itchy armpit?

Depends on DX: The remedy would be related to the proper diagnosis. For example if you had a fungal infection causing your itchiness, than an anti-fungal cream would be of help. If you had an inflammatory dermatitis causing your itch, then a steroid cream may help. Get an exam and a proper DX for the best treatment, best wishes. ...Read more

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Both lateral sides of my boobs feel itchy as well as my left side and armpit?

Both lateral sides of my boobs feel itchy as well as my left side and armpit?

Fungus...: Air it for few days....it will clear up, if you do not have sugar problem and do not live with indoor animals. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more