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Underarm Rash Smells Bad
Various things: Lack of water intake is most common so sweat is concentrated. Bacteria dine on sweat, esp if concentrated so regular hygiene is important as well. Water intake should be half of body weight in ounces. Various foods, medications, supplements can make it worse by causing various scents. Avoid anti-perspirants as they contain aluminum (linked to alzheimers) and choose a scented deodorant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?
My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?
Hello. I'm experiencing a musty odor in the neck area. (smells just like armpit musk) Also, same musky odor under/between breast. Any sugg.
Sweaty?: Do you live in an area with a heat wave these days? What you describe may be sweat trapped in the creases in the neck and beneath the breast. If you are sweating, you may exude an odor as you describe. Try some cornstarch (not talcum powder) in those areas after washing them out with soap and water and see if it helps. Hope that helps ...Read more
Why do my armpits smell instantly even after showering?It's not a usual bo smell, it's different. It's almost sourish smelling.I've different soaps/deo
I have a reddish rash in my cleavage. Almost fishy odor, soggy, itchy. Fungal or sweat related? Treatment?
Bright yellow armpit stains and strong armpit odor I can't wear white shirts at all. Deodorant and soap isn't working?
The apocrine sweat: glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive/hard to control odor.The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria, shaving, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Discard stained clothing. Keep doing same, just more/more intensely. ...Read more
Why does my discharge smell bad ? My vagina doesn't hurt not itch it's just my discharge that smells foul
I have bright yellow stains on white shirts, and yellow stuff on my armpits they smell horrible. deodorant and soap isn't helping ? Tried drysol too
Hyperhidrosis: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/treatment/con. I thought the Mayo Clinic site provided thoughtful and comprehensive advice regarding treatments for Hyperhidrosis. Medications, surgeries are discussed. Best of luck to you and have a nice day. ...Read more
Hickey like rash on my body. Isn't raised.on mouth chest arm. haven't changed anything diet, soaps, detergent etc?100 fever
This sounds like a: possible viral infection. Without seeing the rash, though, it is hard to tell. I would recommend that you see your doctor today or tomorrow. If you have HealthTap Prime, you can also do a consult with one of us, where we can actually see you and/or see photos of your rash. ...Read more
Everytime I rub behind my ear it's oily. It's itchy and annoying. I'm wondering why its a terrible foul smell?
There's a reason ...: ... your mom told you to "wash behind your ears." Dirt accumulates easily behind your ears as gravity causes scalp sweat, dirt and bacteria to migrate there. Initially oily, it can dry and become irritating and itchy .... and stinky! When bathing and shampooing, be sure to focus your washing & rinsing there to eliminate the problem. Good wishes:) ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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