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I noticed a red blotchy area under my armpits (both sides/outer sides). One side is darker than the other. It doesn't itch. What could it be?

I noticed a red blotchy area under my armpits (both sides/outer sides).  One side is darker than the other.  It doesn't itch.  What could it be?

Tinea Cruris : Skin fungal infection is the most likely cause. Since its new it's no causing any symptoms like itching and burning sensation. But if you let it continue it will do so. Possible treatment is over the counter Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream twice daily and use also Lotrimin (clotrimazole) powder spray before putting cloths on, typically keeping the area dry and trimming down the hair. Consult your doctor in any case. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Woke up with sudden armpit lump.very small beneath skin.pain to touch.no redness.a bit raised skin.I scratched abit.no family history of cancer.cause?

Folliculitis: This sound like it could be inflammation of hair follicle or other small irritation. Watch it and if still present after month or one menstrual cycle have it looked at. Sounds benign at this juncture but hard to say for certain without examining it. ...Read more

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What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

Geographic tongue: It can be from chronic inflammation or genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor if symptomatic. ...Read more

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What could cause a red and blotchy neck, chest and face when nervous?

What could cause a red and blotchy neck, chest and face when nervous?

Autonomic nervous sy: Anxiety, anger and fear often can cause a response from our autonomic nervous system unleashing hormones, neurotransmitters which have body responses like flushing of the skin, sweating, increased heart rate, etc. It would be desirable to see therapist who understands the mind/body connection and could use cbt to help to deal with the underlying precipitants to the nervousness. ...Read more

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I have red spots on armpit from plucking, what do I do?

Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more