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    What causes rashes under the arms?

Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I am having rashes in under arm. Can you suggest therapy for this.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures, please

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,

I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. You can simply upload them to the reports section of this web page.


Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 55 minutes later
Photos attached for your reference. It causes itching
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ringworm infection, oral and topical antifungals

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be ringworm infection which is a fuungal infection of the skin.
I would recommend you to take oral and topical antifungals.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take capsule itraconazole 100 mg twice daily and apply terbinafine cream on the affected areas twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
For itching take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
Besides this keep the area dry, wear loose cotton clothes, stay in cool airy environment and avoid sharing of soap and towel.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Can i apply coconut oil in affected area for relief
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Coconut oil can be used

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can apply coconut oil in the affected area.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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