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Why do my armpits still itch? I switched back to my stick antiperspirant.

Why do my armpits still itch? I switched back to my stick antiperspirant.

Not sure: Without a good history of what happened and why you stopped your stick antiperspirant and without an examination, it is impossible to tell why your armpits still itch. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hard to know: Contact or irritant reaction to hygiene product like antiperspirant seems possible. Could be fungal skin infection or in deeper hair follicle infection or intertrigo. Hard to know without more information or examining the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. 
It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

Difficult to assess: Rash descriptions are difficult to diagnosis without examination or an image. Please consult your primary or with us via Prime. ...Read more

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I have a reddish brown circle in my armpit and it itches like crazy but huts when i scratch. What is it what do I do?

I have a reddish brown circle in my armpit and it itches like crazy but huts when i scratch. What is it what do I do?

Tinea: Could be a fungal infection that commonly occurs in "moist" areas of the body. Tinea corporis - google it for images. It responds well to prescription strength topicals. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello i have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be ?

Hello i have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be ?

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. If you shave there you need to get new blades, clean it after each use, let it dry out ( keep somewhere to dry out in the day, not in shower in a wet tray) and change the blade more often. ...Read more

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I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

I have this rash under my armpit it itches and burns ocasonally?

Eczema or infection: You may have an eczema or an infection either fungal or bacterial. Don't ignore, sometimes it starts as a rash then you develop a serious infection and a boil. See your doctor, until then keep clean and do not use any deodorants. ...Read more

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Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Oval red rash in armpit. Itches and im a diabetic. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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, my daughter age 15 has these small bumps under both of her armpits. Never shaved before. They all gathered and they itches her terrible please help?

, my daughter age 15 has these small bumps under both of her armpits. Never shaved before. They all gathered and they itches her terrible please help?

Armpits: Your daughter may be allergic to her deoderant and possibly have irritated her hair follicles, see a dematologist for help. ...Read more

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Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches .Please help?

Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches .Please help?

The apocrine sweat: glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree..?? irritant? ...Read more