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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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I'm 16 and my armpit hair and pubes smell bad sometimes, but why just these areas?

I'm 16 and my armpit hair and pubes smell bad sometimes, but why just these areas?

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

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Bad smell under right armpit even after shower..

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

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What are some ways to avoid having a wet armpit so that I will not smell bad?

What are some ways to avoid having a wet armpit so that I will not smell bad?

Diaper cream: Antiperspirant, antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, absorbent powder such as zeasorb, and diaper cream such as desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) are options. ...Read more

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Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?

Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?

Sounds like: Sounds like excessive perspiration. Try a good antibacterial soap line Irish spring or dual. Then your doe doesn't and then some talc powder. See how that works for you ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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My mom has this rash between her breast and her armpit and they're itchy, she hurts when she moves her arm too. Is it bad? What can we do?

Fungal: This sounds like a fungal rash and occurs from sweating, you may try otc antifungal creams but she may need a prescription depending on the severity of her rash. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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