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I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

Yeast infection: Yeast and fungi love warm moist places. Armpits, under the breasts and in the groin are common locations. Keep area clean and dry, especially after exercise. Do not use cornstarch in those areas since that may increase growth of yeast. Nystatin cream may help, use according to package directions. If not improving in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Maybe: There may be some idiosyncracies of your immune system that help tie these things together. But none of it strikes me as warranting an extensive immune workup. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of a yeast infection in your armpits?

How long does it take to get rid of a yeast infection in your armpits?

1-2 weeks: Typical treatment with a topical or oral antifungal can treat this infection in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

Staph infection: Usually presents with pus while fungal infection generally presents as red, scaly superficial skin patch or lesion. See ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits?

Good hygiene.: Any infection can be spread, whether a fungus, virus, bacteria or parasite, not only to other parts of the body but to others. Practice good hygiene. Wash all equipment and hands after touching any infected area, dirty objects, or going to the bathroom, to avoid spreading germs. You know this! ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?

I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?

Maybe: If the cream covers for yeast it may work if indeed you have a yeast infection in your armpit. Read the package insert to see what the cream is effective for. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits? I usually keep the razor dry.

Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits? I usually keep the razor dry.

Should be no problem: If your immune system is normal then there should be no problem especially if there was no break in the skin.You really can not shave vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more