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White stuff stuck to the armpit hairs, how do I get rid of it ?

My husband has had some white sticky stuff on his armpit hair the last couple years. There is no rash, and he stopped using deodorant because he thought that s what was sticking to the hair. He s even shaved his armpits but it keeps coming back. What could it be and how do we get rid of it?
Fri, 6 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
its type of infection-trichomycosis axilaris
shave arm pit hair
apply clotrimazole powder in morning.
apply clindac a gel in night

keep it clean and dry as possible as u can
wear cotton cloths
better to consult dermatologist
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
Your husband seems to be having Trichomycosis Axillaris.
Use clindamycin lotion twice daily for two weeks. Shave off the armpit again.
This is not related to deodarant use. Infact antiperspirants will help. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis before starting treatment.
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