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Underarm Rash Smells Bad
Deodorant: Or antiperspirant or fragrances of any kind can really affect the relatively delicate skin in that area. ...Read more
Underarm rash: Skin condition involving texture or color of axillary skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a red itchy underarm rash for about 2 months. It's is getting worse and seems to be spreading in an ever largening circular pattern.?
Get it examined.: This needs to be examined. See your doctor. ...Read more
How do you treat a non-itchy, scaly underarm rash that was caused by a perfume containing alcohol?
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
Will clindamycin phosphate lotion work for a underarm rash I have no clue what's causing it and only seem to appear on the one side my left?
I have a rash with bumps under my armpit. It does spit out puss it also smells really bad. It speed down my chest to my thighs and genatiles.?
A possibility: Sound like a typical description of hidradenitis superativa, or persistent abscess-like infections usually under the armpit. Know that smoking is a common exacerbant. Multiple strategies exist to treat, including surgery, and so I would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. Good luck! ...Read more
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me?
My husband keeps getting a reoccuring rash thing in his private area in the creases, it doesn't itch, but smells really bad and is red. What can it be?
Fungal infection: Fungal infections often develop in dark moist areas of the body such as the groin area and under the arms and breasts. He can try an over the counter anti-fungal treatment for a few days but if the rash doesn't improve, he needs to see a doctor. ...Read more
Good morning sir/madam, I was suffering for over sweat and it will produce itching, rashes and bad smell. Please give solution/ medicine?
Unclear: I'm not sure what you are asking. Will you please resubmit the question with more information. ...Read more
What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?
See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a groin rash. I doesn't itchy. Smells bad. When I'm having shower if I rub it with water dirt or dust or some kind of a thing peels off. ..
Could be tinea cruri: Could be treated with topical antifungal. It is prudent to have your doctor see it. ...Read more
Hello, I had just pulled a lump of hair from the inside of my belly button, it hurts and smells bad. There is also a red rash that has formed inside.
Likely a fungal skin: Infection. Treat with anti-fungal cream. Pharmacist can help pick which one to buy over the counter. Once healed, gently keep clean. ...Read more
My 7 mnth old son's penis tip smells bad. No rash, no fever, no redness or discharge. Wht could it be? His doc pulled back foreskin to check. I m worried
Probably normal: If your doctor checked it and it looked normal, then it most likely is normal. There is a normal cheesy substance, called smegma, under the foreskin and that is probably what you are smelling. Don't forcefully pull the skin back if the penis is not circumcised. That will lead to pain, swelling and infection. ...Read more
2yr old with viral rash, fever and ulcers all around edges of tongue. No ear or throat infection present. What's causing it? His breath smells so bad
Coxsackie virus?: Coxsackie virus is usually a milder 3-7 day course self-limited infection commonly known as 'hand, foot, and mouth disease, ' named for the most likely sites it attacks. It occurs mostly in younger children, but also can affect older children and adults. Mouthwash, brushing, and a trip to the doctor are needed, bad breath is a sign of bacterial growth that can complicate the infectious course ...Read more
Hello dr, I noticed that I have a bad armpit smell, like curry, eventhough I haven't eaten curry lately and haven't changed my diet. I shower everyday.
Get examined: It is important to know if anyone else detects the same odor? If not, then there may be something wrong with your nose, sinuses, or even the brain which is distorting your sense of smell. If others also smell it, then you may try changing your diet by removing all strong spices, onion, garlic for a week and see if this helps. If not, talk to your doctor. If you sweat a lot, try antiperspirant. ...Read more
Smelly pits/pubis: B.O. Is accompanied by a thick type of sebum and called apocrine sweat. This type of sweat often harbors gram-positive bacteria which are the real smell causers in human sweat and skin odor. If you use a topical prescription antibiotic like Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t solution, you may be able to get rid of these quite nicely. It is also helpful to talk to a dermatologist, of course. ...Read more
Poss infection: You may have an infection in the sweat glands under that arm. Suggest you see your primary care for evaluation and possible referral to dermatologist if indicated. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?
My daughter has a bad rash below her armpit area. The rash has medium sized red bumps in a large area.
Rahs in axilla: You need to have it checked by your md. Also, I have seen it in patietns who do not use clean shavers or soem deodorants and antiperspirants do that. Apply wart comporesses and avoid any spryas or roll on products until it is cleared. ...Read more
My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?
Systemic problem?: Be sure not using any medications or herbs/spices or strong odor foods that could be coming out as smells on the scalp. Have a dermatologist look at it and get blood work to be sure all vitamins/minerals and thyroid ok. Very unusual that it is not other parts of the body, only the scalp if systemic so see a dermatologist ...Read more
Stool smells like hot sauce. But I don't eat hot sauce. Is this a concern? And getting facial red rashes. Had blood work done nothing found
Nonspecific: These symptoms are nondiagnostic. Facial reddening can occur from vasodilation caused by spices, exposure to Sun, heat and wind, alcohol ingestion, reaction to facial cosmetic, soaps, hair spray, certain medications or vitamins. Try a process of elimination to determine the cause. ...Read more
I have a rash its beat red with things that look like pimples there's puss like substance with a bad odor under my entire right armpit what could it be?
Infection: It can be an infection of the sweat glands, it is time to see your doctor about it and they can help and see if you need to see a dermatologist if this is a recurring problem. ...Read more
Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.
Possibly shingles: Shingles starts out as a burning pain which is highly sensitive with no visible rash. The rash comes a few days later. You might also have some other type of infection. Shingles should be treated early with an antiviral to prevent scarring and neuralgia (nerve pain) that can be long-lasting. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?
Smelly stuff: I would see your gyno. It sounds like you have a lost tampon. This can cause serious infection. It must be removed and vaginal tissues cleansed with peroxidez. ...Read more