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Suggest treatment for rashes in armpits

I ve had dark rashes underneath my armpits for over a year. I am starting to get patches in other places that don t even have folds. They leave a foul odor, which is destroying a lot of my clothing. I obviously haven t been to a doctor in a year and I don t know when I will be able to. The whole Obama Care has kind of ruined a lot of things for me. I also am feeling tired, hungry and thirsty all the time. As of lately I started becoming sick from eating any dairy products.
Fri, 8 Jan 2021
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Hello,

Rashes in the armpits that are causing bad odor are indicative of ringworm infection, chafing, contact dermatitis, heat rash, allergy to hair removals, etc. You are suggested to take care of your hygiene, take bath regularly, change clothes regularly from inside out. Wear soft cotton clothes. Remove the clothes which smell bad and wash them in hot water. Wash your bedsheets and other clothes in hot water frequently. Do not share your toiletries, avoid sex for a couple of days if sexually active.

You can take antihistamines, one SOS at bed time. Apply topically Ring guard antifungal medicated cream or Clotrimazole cream on the area affected for relief. You may need a course of antifungal orally for faster relieve. Avoid taking food that may trigger your symptoms. Take plenty of water and prefer eating vegetarian food over non vegetarian food. Take veggies and fruits in plenty to detox bad odor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for rashes in armpits

Hello, Rashes in the armpits that are causing bad odor are indicative of ringworm infection, chafing, contact dermatitis, heat rash, allergy to hair removals, etc. You are suggested to take care of your hygiene, take bath regularly, change clothes regularly from inside out. Wear soft cotton clothes. Remove the clothes which smell bad and wash them in hot water. Wash your bedsheets and other clothes in hot water frequently. Do not share your toiletries, avoid sex for a couple of days if sexually active. You can take antihistamines, one SOS at bed time. Apply topically Ring guard antifungal medicated cream or Clotrimazole cream on the area affected for relief. You may need a course of antifungal orally for faster relieve. Avoid taking food that may trigger your symptoms. Take plenty of water and prefer eating vegetarian food over non vegetarian food. Take veggies and fruits in plenty to detox bad odor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician