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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

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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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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My armpit get worst faster...very itchy and painful.. What am I going to do? What medicine I'll take? And ointment? Thanks

My armpit get worst faster...very itchy and painful.. What am I going to do? What medicine I'll take? And ointment? Thanks

Armpit: Possible fungal infection or irritation from deodorant. Some folks can't use antiperspirants. Please see doc for proper diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is one of my armpit black and itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy armpit and when i scratch it, it hurts real bad why is this happening?

I have an itchy armpit and when i scratch it, it hurts real bad why is this happening?

Skin irritation: The armpit is itchy. Is there a rash? That area is very sensitive. If it's irritated, it will be itchy and a cortisone cream can clear that up. Is there a lump in that area? If you have a cyst there, it can be itchy, and tender so when you scratch it, it will be very painful. Try the cortisone twice a day for a week. If it persists, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Armpit was kinda itchy then started scratching a lot then it started getting more itchy. I shaved and still itchy. Why? Any cure?

Armpit was kinda itchy then started scratching a lot then it started getting more itchy. I shaved and still itchy. Why? Any cure?

Fungus: Skin fungus most likely. But could be allergic reaction to new soap, deodorant? Try any OTC cream for athletes foot. Apply THIN film twice a day for a week. If it gets better it is fungus. Then continue cream twice a day until rash gone. Then once a day for 1 more week. If no better after 1 week of cream, see doctor. Also no shaving until resolved. Sorry. Makes it worse. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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So a week or two ago, i began feeling very itchy in my underarm area, and now my underarm has brown patches, what are they and how do I treat them?

So a week or two ago, i began feeling very itchy in my underarm area, and now my underarm has brown patches, what are they and how do I treat  them?

Hard to say: There are many possibilities and you need to see a doctor to find out which is the correct one. You could be allergic to your anti perspirant, fungal infection or other bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have an itchy underarm rash..How can I help it?

I have an itchy underarm rash..How can I help it?

Underarm rash: It is a jungle in there! use an anti-antiperspirant without deodorant and an absorptive powder like zeasorb. If these don't help, then it is off to your dermatologist to help treat either yeast overgrowth or an irritant dermatitis. ...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

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My daughters underarm have been very itchy and she has a small lump . Can u advise on this?

Lump : A number of conditions can cause underarm lumps such as cysts or enlarged lymph node. Itch may result from allergies to products contacting the area or eczema among others. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I have itchy dark discoloration of axilla. Which medicine should I take.I have no option to meet a doctor?

Skin screening: Call the american cancer society in your area and ask them for the location of places that will do free skin screening...Useful for cancer and non-cancer problems alike. ...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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Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Peeling skin causes: Thank you for your question. Peeling, redness, and itching of the skin may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical treatments or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?

ARMPIT RASH: WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW. IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOAP, DETERGENT, STUFF YOU MAY BE PUTTING ON WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND. BE A DETECTIVE AND IF IT DOESNT GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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