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Why are my armpits so itchy the past year? I'm female, 22, I sweat more than average but never bothered me before this?

Why are my armpits so itchy the past year? I'm female, 22, I sweat more than average but never bothered me before this?

Could not say: Strongly suggest you see your primary care doctor, and if they deem it necessary, will refer you to a dermatologist. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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I have dark patches on my armpits and they are itchy at times. What should I use?

I have dark patches on my armpits and they are itchy at times. What should I use?

Dermatomycosis: This is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. Start with otc antifungal creams that your friendly pharmacist will recommend. If that does not work then you will probably be seeing a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have itchy armpits and it hurts when I shave them. Any possible reasons why? Or what I can do to stop the itch and pain?

I have itchy armpits and it hurts when I shave them. Any possible reasons why? Or what I can do to stop the itch and pain?

Allergy? Infection?: Stop deodorant, use cold milk compresses to cool skin and use Hydrocortisone and sarna lotion. If not better see md for stronger prescription strength. ...Read more

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Itchy and burning armpits?

Itchy and burning armpits?

A challenging one: This is a tough one to try and respond to with just the limited information. My first thought might be something you are coming into contact with, deodorant, antiperspirant? You list "breast ops" in your past. Perhaps this may be due to lymphedema from those procedures. I would say you should address this with your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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Just got hard itchy lumps in my armpits. What to do?

Just got hard itchy lumps in my armpits. What to do?

Armpit lump: Hard lump on armpit is significant finding. Please see hematologist/ oncologist or general surgeon for biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! Any advice?

I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! Any advice?

Hidradenitis suppur: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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There's this small dark patch near my armpits which has been there for 8 months. Initially it was an itchy bump but now its just a mark. What is it?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history and examining the "patch". It would be useful discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Why is one of my armpit black and itchy?

Why is one of my armpit black and itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy armpit and when I scratch it, it hurts real bad why is this happening?

I have an itchy armpit and when I scratch it, it hurts real bad why is this happening?

Skin irritation: The armpit is itchy. Is there a rash? That area is very sensitive. If it's irritated, it will be itchy and a cortisone cream can clear that up. Is there a lump in that area? If you have a cyst there, it can be itchy, and tender so when you scratch it, it will be very painful. Try the cortisone twice a day for a week. If it persists, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My armpits are breaking out in like an itchy radh and there are small bumps that itch. What is it?

My armpits are breaking out in like an itchy radh and there are small bumps that itch. What is it?

Sweat gland infectio: Prabably Hydradenitis Suppurativa

If over weight lose weight.
Keep area dry & clean.
Apply tea tree oil 3 times daily- available in most pharmacies & inexpensive.
See a doctor. ...Read more

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Armpit was kinda itchy then started scratching a lot then it started getting more itchy. I shaved and still itchy. Why? Any cure?

Armpit was kinda itchy then started scratching a lot then it started getting more itchy. I shaved and still itchy. Why? Any cure?

Fungus: Skin fungus most likely. But could be allergic reaction to new soap, deodorant? Try any OTC cream for athletes foot. Apply THIN film twice a day for a week. If it gets better it is fungus. Then continue cream twice a day until rash gone. Then once a day for 1 more week. If no better after 1 week of cream, see doctor. Also no shaving until resolved. Sorry. Makes it worse. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower. Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???

Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower. Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???

Wash it off: Most likely you are reacting to something in it. Wash it off and apply moisturizing lotion. Consider 1% hydrocortisone cream if itching continues. ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for an itchy armpit?

Depends on DX: The remedy would be related to the proper diagnosis. For example if you had a fungal infection causing your itchiness, than an anti-fungal cream would be of help. If you had an inflammatory dermatitis causing your itch, then a steroid cream may help. Get an exam and a proper DX for the best treatment, best wishes. ...Read more

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My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm?

My armpits feel itchy at times. I have stieprox shampoo at home. Can I use this on my underarm?

Itchy underarms: Be careful with body sprays and other medicinals that are not designed for groin and underarms. Even perfumes, powders, and other things can make you sensitive. If you have sensitive and dry skin anyway, you may need to read the labels for any senstitivies that can cause itching in delicate places. ...Read more

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What are these red itchy patches and little bumps under my armpits, it happens when I wear t-shirts.

See details: I doubt it is related to tee shirts. Change or better yet just stop your deodorant and do not shave or irritate the armpits for a couple of weeks and see if it clears. ...Read more

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My armpit get worst faster...very itchy and painful. What am I going to do? What medicine I'll take? And ointment? Thanks

Armpit: Possible fungal infection or irritation from deodorant. Some folks can't use antiperspirants. Please see doc for proper diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more