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Rash around armpit area and in grion

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  • Posted By: Debbie Fraser
  • December 17, 2006
  • 00:30 PM

Please could someone help me. My daughter aged 16 developed a rash about 4 weeks ago, it seems to be the worst around her armpit area, not actually on the armpit where one puts deoderant, but around the armpit.
It is also at the top of her legs on the inside.
She has a few on her trunk, but these dont look as bad as the armpit and top of her legs. It is NOT itchy at all, looks like a rash you would get if you touched stinging nettles.
It becomes redder after she has showered.
I have given her anti-histamine and used an anti-fungal cream with no luck. She is not unwell in herself, but I would like any ones ideas on this?
Thank-you:)

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  • Hello, I also have a daughter who is 17 and is having some of the same problems. We have gone to dermotologist and our family physician with no luck yet. She had taken Bactrim, anit-fungal creams, and nothing is working. I took her to the Doctor on Monday for blood test. Will let you know what happens. Arkansas gal
    arkansasgal 1 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 04:17 AM
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  • My 4 yr old son has a rash in his left armpit and it doesn't bother him at all, we are going to take him to the doctor today but i have no idea what it is?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 02:46 PM
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  • Did you ever get a diagnosis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 09:00 PM
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  • Please could someone help me. My daughter aged 16 developed a rash about 4 weeks ago, it seems to be the worst around her armpit area, not actually on the armpit where one puts deoderant, but around the armpit.It is also at the top of her legs on the inside.She has a few on her trunk, but these dont look as bad as the armpit and top of her legs. It is NOT itchy at all, looks like a rash you would get if you touched stinging nettles.It becomes redder after she has showered.I have given her anti-histamine and used an anti-fungal cream with no luck. She is not unwell in herself, but I would like any ones ideas on this?Thank-you:)Mine was cured when I "completely" removed wheat from my diet, it is hard but worth it. If I even eat 1 piece of bread with wheat the itch is back. Try it, you will not be disappointed.I have discovered for the hair/vaginal area the cream Lortizone works!! It is the same as the anti-fungal creams yet it has a steroid in it. The technical name is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate 1%/0.05%.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 08:20 PM
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  • Been tested for Lyme Disease?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 02:21 PM
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  • Did you ever figure out what it was? My daughter (only 7yrs) has what sounds like the same thing...only she says hers itches.Please could someone help me. My daughter aged 16 developed a rash about 4 weeks ago, it seems to be the worst around her armpit area, not actually on the armpit where one puts deoderant, but around the armpit.It is also at the top of her legs on the inside.She has a few on her trunk, but these dont look as bad as the armpit and top of her legs. It is NOT itchy at all, looks like a rash you would get if you touched stinging nettles.It becomes redder after she has showered.I have given her anti-histamine and used an anti-fungal cream with no luck. She is not unwell in herself, but I would like any ones ideas on this?Thank-you:)
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  • Please could someone help me. My daughter aged 16 developed a rash about 4 weeks ago, it seems to be the worst around her armpit area, not actually on the armpit where one puts deoderant, but around the armpit.It is also at the top of her legs on the inside.She has a few on her trunk, but these dont look as bad as the armpit and top of her legs. It is NOT itchy at all, looks like a rash you would get if you touched stinging nettles.It becomes redder after she has showered.I have given her anti-histamine and used an anti-fungal cream with no luck. She is not unwell in herself, but I would like any ones ideas on this?Thank-you:)Hi Did you resolve this? I started a few years ago - my skin looks burnt around the armpit, but not where anti-deoderant is applied. my doctor said it was my skin reacting to my sweat - my sweat was acting like an acid - but it was not a fungal based problem. i use hydrocortizone if i am on holiday when more prone to heat etc
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
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  • Many panties legs and bras are made of latex. Might be the direction to look into.
    AshleyHH 45 Replies
    • November 19, 2008
    • 11:53 PM
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  • I am a nurse and also have suffered from similar rashes under my armpits. It is most likely from yeast. It is called satellite lesions. I used a bunch of creams, diflucan tablets, but the only thing that worked was mycolog II cream.....it is a combo of two creams and it works GREAT! Good luck!Danielle
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
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  • This sounds like it could be onset of celiac disease. Try going gluten free (its really not that hard and healthier! I thought it was impossible but its not). Take it seriously though because celiac disease could lead to serious autoimmune and gastric symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea etc. it's becoming more and more common not sure why. but try it,
    latejuly 9 Replies
    • January 3, 2009
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  • my name is austin and im 16, right now i have the same sort of rash in a small area at the front of my armpits going towards my collar bones, and a larger area at the back side of my armpit going slightly towards the middle of my back and down my sides under my armpits, sweat seems to be the main thing yes as i only got it from sweating hard during 3 days of roofing labour, and going to the river many days in a row, what has been WORKING for me is to apply "Selsun "2.5%" selenium sulfide lotion" to all the affected areas (EXCEPT GENITALS OR MUCOUS SURFACES) for 10-20 minutes a day, then shower the applied cream off as you can still see it once applied, then while your in the shower put just a dab on a soft washcloth and gently rub the affected area as any rough cloth might irritate the area, after that keep you rash well moisturized (works best with VASELINE as other creams (purfumed ex.) usually give a BURNING sensation) untill the next day when you do the same steps with the selsun, i have been doing this for 3 days now and my rash is slowly but surely getting better, and it should take about 7 days total before the rash is almost completely gone, hope i have answered your questions and help some of you out!!!!Austin YoungerCanada
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