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What could cause an underarm rash in a teenage boy?

What could cause an underarm rash in a teenage boy?

Deodorant: Or antiperspirant or fragrances of any kind can really affect the relatively delicate skin in that area. ...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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What to do about underarm rash?

What to do about underarm rash?

See derm: You can certainly start by using drying topical like corn starch and a little hydrocortisone to see if the rash is just irritation. But if not improving important to see your dermatologist as it may be fungal or bacterial. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an underarm rash?

How can I get rid of an underarm rash?

Scented deodorants: This can be from excessive sweating creating an environment for candida or from an allergic contact reaction to the deodorant you are using. A topical cortisone cream may help if it is a contact allergy, reducing the sweating with a fragrance-free deodorant +/- an antifungal cream may control the candida infection. See a dermatologist if the above measures failed. ...Read more

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What to do about underarm rash?

See derm: You can certainly start by using drying topical like corn starch and a little hydrocortisone to see if the rash is just irritation. But if not improving important to see your dermatologist as it may be fungal or bacterial. ...Read more

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What to do for an underarm rash?

What to do for an underarm rash?

Deodorant?: You may be reacting to your deodorant. Try going without for a few days. If that works, you'll need to change your deodorant. ...Read more

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How to fix an underarm rash quickly?

Really depends on: What is causing the rash, you can try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and cornstarch but if doesn't clear you should see dermatologist ...Read more

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What can I do about a severe underarm rash?

Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more

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What could cause an underarm rash in a teenage boy?

Deodorant: Or antiperspirant or fragrances of any kind can really affect the relatively delicate skin in that area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Underarm rash?

What is the definition or description of: Underarm rash?

Underarm rash: Skin condition involving texture or color of axillary skin. ...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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What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

Under arm rash: The two most common causes are reaction to deodorants and shaving. A physician should be able to give you the appropriate advice to get it resolved. ...Read more

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What can I do about an underarm rash that is starting to drain?

What can I do about an underarm rash that is starting to drain?

Hot packs: Hot packs to encourage drainage. Topica antibiotic, like neosporin. If it doesn't get better you probably need to be seen for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an underarm rash?

Scented deodorants: This can be from excessive sweating creating an environment for candida or from an allergic contact reaction to the deodorant you are using. A topical cortisone cream may help if it is a contact allergy, reducing the sweating with a fragrance-free deodorant +/- an antifungal cream may control the candida infection. See a dermatologist if the above measures failed. ...Read more

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Underarm rash I've had at least 8 years...fluctuates color bright red, itchy at times, no one can figure out what it is...what should I do?

Dermatologist: Hard to say unless the rash is seen. See a skin specialist if nobody has been able to give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I just started taking the pill and I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping and an underarm rash?

No: Those would be very unusual effects. Probably there is some other cause. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

Desitin rash: Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults? ANS: this will depend on what is causing the rash. There are many causes. So read directions. Follow them and see. If you do 2nd opinion you can send me a picture which is a big help. A picture is worth......... ...Read more

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Underarm rashes, and in side of testes rashes, pains a lot, how do I get rid of it?

Underarm rashes, and in side of testes rashes, pains a lot, how do I get rid of it?

Rash: You probably need an antifungal cream, the rash locations suggest a rash from heat and sweating. You need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

Itchy: Sounds as if you have possibly developed a rash. These can be caused by fungus and there are many over-the-counter regimens that can be used. A favorite is to lotremin or tinactin (tolnaftate) which comes in a cream or spray and use this on a regular basis for the next two weeks to see if improves ...Read more

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Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?

Arm pit: You may have an infecion of your hair follicles as a result of shaving. As a result you have a red rash and bad odor. See a dermatologist because you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do about my armpit rashes? Could they be yeast?

Armpit rash: You're on the right track. Your armpit rash is probably not yeast, which occurs mainly under the breast creases, abdominal creases, or genital area, but by any one of a dozen common skin fungus. It is most likely to be a fungal infection. It should respond to the same cream as used for yeast, e.g., otc Clotrimazole cream 1% should do fine. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed.
Get seen if no better. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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