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My armpits are raw and red ?

My armpits are raw and red ?

Dermatitis: You could have atopic dermatitis- try changing your deoderant to an unscented stick. If no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether i wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether i wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

Fungal infection: You likely have either 'athlete's foot' (tinea pedis), 'jock itch' (tinea cruris) or both. Basically, those areas can serve as reservoirs for the fungus and you need to treat all three areas at the same time until after appears resolved. If not improving after 10-14 days, need checked by your dr to be sure is not anything else. ...Read more

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My 3month old bany has a raw rash under her armpit due to not drying properly after bath. Can sudocream help this?

My 3month old bany has a raw rash under her armpit due to not drying properly after bath.
Can sudocream help this?

Maybe: A raw rash can be from something else, such as a bacterial or fungal infection. These need to be treated with prescription medication. Haver your baby's doctor check out the rash. ...Read more

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Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Not likely: What you described is not typical for a breast cancer, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be mammogram. It would be prudent to see your doctor. See this site for information in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more

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Pain under armpits?

Pain under armpits?

Not sure: The following are possible causes of armpit (axillary) pain: swollen lymph nodes, cysts, shingles, muscular pain (pectorallis) & allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What causes hairy armpits?

What causes hairy armpits?

Normal: All adults grow armpit hair along with pubic hair. The amount of hair is genetically determined, especially for men, and i'd be much more worried if an adult loses it. In the usa, most women and many men shave here. ...Read more

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Why did my armpits turn black?

Why did my armpits turn black?

Don't know but...: I'm sorry there was a delay answering. Please read up on acanthosis nigricans. If this is a match, get with your physician and determine whether it would be appropriate to look for an underlying illness to explain the change. ...Read more

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What can I do for smelly armpits?

What can I do for smelly armpits?

SMELLY ARMPITS: Wash! wash! wash! daily! daily! use an antibacterial soap. If you already do that, then the next thing to do is to wash all your shirts, blouses, sweaters, right after you have worn them. Use a good underarm deodorant, not an antiperspirant. Stop onions and garlic. Best luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok for boys to shave their armpits?

Is it ok for boys to shave their armpits?

Yes: It's junior's preference. Be glad he's making his own choices and that you're prepared him for independence. Many, possibly most, hollywood fitness guys shave most or all of their visible body hair nowadays. I remember my swim teammates who had upper body hair shaving it all before meets -- it was less common than nowadays, but still done by some athletes. Fashions change and this is fine. ...Read more

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