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Red rash in armpits, yellowish pus with foul smell, hurts to lower arm. Cure?

I am a girl in her teens and a few weeks ago I noticed a red rash under both of my arms that looks almost wrinkly. They started out dry, but my mother said it was like diaper rash when I was younger and the doctor she asked said to put athletes foot cream on it, so she said she did and my diaper rash went away. But after I put athletes foot cream under my arms, the rash under my right arm went away, but my left armpit started oozing this yellow-ish puss, that does not smell good at all, and it hurts to put my arm down.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.

Most probably you had allergic reaction to some powder/cream or spray that you have used.The rash could be out come of allergic reaction.Rash on right side responded to treatment but rash on left side got superadded bacterail infection with puss formation.

I would suggest you to consult a physician who may drain your puss,if needed and may prescribe you antibiotic for infection in armpit.

Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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