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How can I get rid of a red rash in the armpit?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Question: I have a red rash in the armpit appeared over night.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Eczema, fungal infection or increased sebum production.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns, but it is better to send a photo attached with a follow-up query to be able to guide you better. However, this can be due to a number of causes including increased sebum production, fungal infection or eczema. I would recommend that you continue on the antifungal cream and add a hydrocortisone cream also.. also you should take an antihistaminic as fexofenadine and diphenhydramine.. to help fast resolution apply cold compresses or calamine lotion.

I hope I answered your question.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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How can I get rid of a red rash in the armpit?

Brief Answer: Eczema, fungal infection or increased sebum production. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns, but it is better to send a photo attached with a follow-up query to be able to guide you better. However, this can be due to a number of causes including increased sebum production, fungal infection or eczema. I would recommend that you continue on the antifungal cream and add a hydrocortisone cream also.. also you should take an antihistaminic as fexofenadine and diphenhydramine.. to help fast resolution apply cold compresses or calamine lotion. I hope I answered your question. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist