Ask an expert
Question

11 Apr 2011

&quot Rash under arm&quot 
Hi Doc, I hv used everything for sensitive skin(roll on& underarm spray), but still am itchi, especially under the one armpit.Whenever I shave, its getting worse. A dark red mark appear under my arm, even if I spray my clothing before putting it on.The itchiness normally starts when the spray gets dry under my arm, very irritating and embarrassing when in a company.If I dont shave and spray then its fine until I start again, when at home I rather dont put something on and go wash regularly when sweaty, but what do I do when not at home?The red mark is only under the one arm, but the other arm is also very sensitive for most sprays.Please help, doc. thanks
Answer 363 views
Expert
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Belinda
you may have a fungal infection of the armpit and may need to use medication like Lamisil or even an antifungal/cortisone combination for a few weeks. Let your GP or a dermatologist have a look at the area to make a proper diagnosis.
Dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 623 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 3414 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 714 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.20
-0.1%
Rand - Pound
21.30
+0.1%
Rand - Euro
18.70
-0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.22
+0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Platinum
1,012.08
0.0%
Palladium
1,618.86
0.0%
Gold
1,928.39
0.0%
Silver
23.60
0.0%
Brent Crude
86.66
-0.9%
Top 40
74,766
+0.4%
All Share
80,791
+0.4%
Resource 10
77,871
-0.4%
Industrial 25
103,872
+0.7%
Financial 15
16,281
+0.6%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE