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My underarm is getting darker from past 1 week and

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My underarm is getting darker from past 1 week and i see skin peeling too.Its slightly burning too. Can you help/. I don't use any harmful chemicals like deodorant or moisturizer.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dermatitis, topical steroid, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service.

I have gone through your query and here is my advice.

From your description, it seems to be dermatitis. You can upload a photo of the rash so that I am better able to help.

I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected area twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet fexofenadine 180 mg twice daily for 10 days.
These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor.
Avoid applying soap on the affected area, don’t wear tight clothes and avoid perfumes and deodorants.
These will help in resolving your problem.

I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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