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

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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