Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

121 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Getting a bad rash under the armpit and feeling discomfort. Looking for treatment

Answered by
Dr. Praveen Rodrigues


Practicing since :1993

Answered : 1196 Questions

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi
My son has been getting a bad rash under the armpit. It started with wart like dimples and now its getting worse and skin is slightly peeling and some areas are turning yellowish color. This started about 4-5 months ago. We saw a few doctors and no one has pinpointed what it really is and the best treatment. My son is feeling discomfort and not its starting to be a little painful. I took some pictures if you'd like to see them in the link below:

Please help guide me to treatment.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 35 minutes later
Hi there Will..
I hear you & empathise with your son's predicament & feel your anxiety but relax it is a matter that can be sorted out & is not serious or life threatening.
Have any of these doctors' you visited been a dermatologist? If not then it is imperative you visit one nearest you for best results as photographs alone dont convey the true picture. if present for over 4 mths, then a skin biopsy may be in order. What medications have you used hitherto? Is it possible to upload the same photographs onto this site using the 'upload data' icon to the right of your screen?
I take it this is unilateral (one sided)? It does suggest a fungal aeitology but again, its best visualised in person by a deramtologist. Please list the treatments you have been recommended & tried. Await your response for a more definitive answer. Cheers & Good Luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

Recent questions on Papillomavirus

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...i have a enlargerd kidney had mri then ct ivu and said ii might need a stent,they looked at results but not sure what is wrong so i have to have general op so they can have a closer look ,as i have had cervical cancer

doctor1 MD

I have Crohn s disease. As a side effect of meds and a depressed immune system , I tend to have warts . In the last couple of weeks I have developed what I thought was another wart on my right hand . However, it has grown to about 1/2 , is red, swollen, painful and has a bit of a crusty top. Any ideas? (I am on a cancellation list for my skin specialist)

doctor1 MD

hi. i just saw brown flakes in my urine. My period will be in one week. three months ago i did a pap smear test and it came normal. Also i did urine culture five months ago and it was normal. I did ovarian scan-also normal. what could this be? Thanks

doctor1 MD

i took my 8 yr old daughter to the urgent care facility in town and originall the dr said she had HPV. after he left the room he came back in and told me she had molluscum dermatitis. i wanted to know how one can get it (MC)? and how can it be confused as HPV

doctor1 MD

I recently had a pap smear that came back ASC H. I had a colposcopy last week with the following results: Part A: CERVIX , 5:00, BIOPSY: LOW-GRADE SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION (CIN 1). KOILOCYTOSIS CONSISTENT WITH HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 23yr old... I had unprotected sex with a guy when i am young before reaching my puberty(before commence of my 1st menstrual cycle) Is there chances of i getting pregnant...? I am scared of this and feel shy to consult a doctor and speak...

doctor1 MD

I have some very small pink round dots/marks around pubic area. they are hardly noticeable but they sometimes itch or are slightly painful. can you please let me know what this could be? (see attached photo). thank you