What are the natural methods to treat armpit redness?

Redness in armpit is not only a major source of embarrassment for several people, but it could also cause a lot of pain and discomfort to a person. The most common cause of this redness is the presence of rashes under armpits. These rashes could make it difficult for a person to apply deodorant, wear sleeveless clothes or shave. In most cases, red itchy armpits are not really a serious cause for concern, as they occur due to factors such as folliculitis or ingrown hair. However, at times, red rash under armpits could be an indication of specific conditions, which include hidradenitis suppurativa. In case the redness under armpits is caused by this condition, then it is important to undergo treatment as quickly as possible.

Hidradenitis suppurativa can be described as a chronic problem, which affects the apocrine glands and leads to a red rash under armpits. There are certain signs and symptoms that are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa, such as tenderness and swelling in the underarm area. In such cases, it is also quite common to see red bumps under the arm as also sometimes, oozing pus. In case the bumps itch and have a foul odor, it is important to consult a doctor without any delay, without trying out any armpit rash treatment or home remedies. Milder cases of this condition, mostly, cases in which the symptoms are not too serious, can be treated at home, with the help of a few simple home remedies, but moderate and severe cases need to be checked by a doctor. However, in case there is just a rash and some redness in armpits, then the cause is probably less serious.

It is not uncommon for the hair follicles under the arm to get infected, leading to a condition known as folliculitis. This problem is usually characterized by the presence of tiny, pimple-like clusters forming in the underarm area. These bumps are most likely to crop up, after shaving; they also itch and burn severely, when deodorant or perfume is applied to the area. There are different types of folliculitis, which include tinea barbae, staphylococcal folliculitis, pseudo-folliculitis barbae, pseudomonas folliculitis (also known as hot tub folliculitis), boils and carbuncles, herpetic folliculitis, eosinophilic folliculitis and gram negative folliculitis.

Other, less severe (but more common) causes of redness in the armpit could include, the use of a razor, applying deodorant soon after shaving, using a product or wearing material that does not suit the skin on the underarm, thereby leading to redness.

Armpit Rash Treatment

The treatment of this affliction varies considerably, based on its causes and severity. For minor cases of rashes under armpits, it is best to avoid shaving for a while for effective armpit rash treatment. The use of deodorants on the affected area is also strongly discouraged. Any products that may contain harsh chemicals, should be avoided, as they could aggravate the redness and itching.

In case the main cause of the problem is Hidradenitis suppurativa, then the medical health care provider will probably recommend the use of certain oral antibiotics, combined with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers which not only deals with the pain, but also addresses the underlying cause of the problem.

Fortunately, the problem of folliculitis and ingrown hair usually gets resolved on its own, without requiring any armpit rash treatment or home remedies. However, if the problem keeps occurring, or if it lasts for a long period of time, then it may be best to consult a doctor for proper armpit rash treatment. Based on the severity of the symptoms and the condition, the therapy recommended by the medical health care provider could include.

It is best for people of all ages to consult a doctor, before using any armpit rash treatment or home remedies.

answered by G M

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