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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Underarm Rash (Overview)

Underarm rash is any rash affecting the space of the underarm. Rashes here may be due to infected hair follicles, allergic reactions to new deodorants, yeast, or other causes.


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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
15 doctors shared insights

Underarm Rash (Overview)

Underarm rash is any rash affecting the space of the underarm. Rashes here may be due to infected hair follicles, allergic reactions to new deodorants, yeast, or other causes.


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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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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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