Has anyone had a red itching rash in armpit?

Posted by traci999 @traci999, Jun 6 8:20am

I had invasive DC in my right breast with the removal of two lymph nodes in September of 23. I went thru 4 weeks or radiation. I know how this red rash that is itchy underneath the other arm put. I am concerned but wondering if anyone else has experience this. Thanks for your imput.

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Red itchy rash could be my middle name--I am no stranger to it. Most often it is a common fungal infection, especially in folds of skin, like the armpit. If I were you, I'd do two things simultaneously. I'd get an OTC anti-fungal skin cream and also make an appointment with PCP or dermatologist (even urgent care). I'd start off with cream and see if it works and if it doesn't or you have on-going concerns go see a doctor, who at least can prescribe a stronger ant-fungal if indicated. Summer humidity can make it worse. I do understand your post BC concern, though, and wouldn't ignore it.

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@mir123

Red itchy rash could be my middle name--I am no stranger to it. Most often it is a common fungal infection, especially in folds of skin, like the armpit. If I were you, I'd do two things simultaneously. I'd get an OTC anti-fungal skin cream and also make an appointment with PCP or dermatologist (even urgent care). I'd start off with cream and see if it works and if it doesn't or you have on-going concerns go see a doctor, who at least can prescribe a stronger ant-fungal if indicated. Summer humidity can make it worse. I do understand your post BC concern, though, and wouldn't ignore it.

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Thank you so much for your comment. I will definitely try that before reaching out to my dr. When you've had BC anything like that is so scary. Thanks & have a great day.

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@traci999

Thank you so much for your comment. I will definitely try that before reaching out to my dr. When you've had BC anything like that is so scary. Thanks & have a great day.

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If it tends to be a wait to get in with your doctor you might make an appointment now and try cream in interim.

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I ( male ) had chronic fungal growths in armpits and chest...looked like red welts ..Dr prescribed Clotrimazole with Betamethasone ( steroidal )and it cleared up within a week ...no itching or redness now. Previously used Isoketoconazole and it was not too effective. The Clortrimazole should be used sparingly and wash hands before and after using.

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@deebee41

I ( male ) had chronic fungal growths in armpits and chest...looked like red welts ..Dr prescribed Clotrimazole with Betamethasone ( steroidal )and it cleared up within a week ...no itching or redness now. Previously used Isoketoconazole and it was not too effective. The Clortrimazole should be used sparingly and wash hands before and after using.

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Thanks for the response. I will check with my PCP.

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