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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

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 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

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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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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?

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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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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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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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

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Why my armpit smells getting bad any tips?

Arm pit smell: Getting worse. Have you changed your diet in any way? Are your taking any medication? All of these things go through our system and can be a source of the odor. Please check w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...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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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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