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c4rm0 04-16-2009 02:25 AM

Rash under armpit wont go proper annoying now!!
 
I have a Rash under both my armpits and the doctor said it was sweat rash and i was given canesten Hydrocortisone. I used this for a week and it kind of got rid of it but as soon as i stopped using the cream it came back. I went Back to the doctors and this time i was given Daktacort hydrocortisone cream i used it for a week and it kind of got rid of it but the rash comes back as soon as i stop using the cream

Ive now gone like 2 months of buying these anti fungal creams and using them and none of them will shift the rash it always comes back when i stop using the cream

It also appears to have spread to around my mouth :mad: i havent changed anything obvious like washing powder, Body wash , Deodrant ,

While using these creams i havnt used any deodrant and i have also stopped going gym and doing things that make me sweat like football but i still cant get rid of it

Any ideas ?

ozzybug 04-16-2009 03:53 AM

Re: Rash under armpit wont go proper annoying now!!
 
c4-
Maybe you should try some Gold Bond medicated powder for your arm pits. You can also try pure cornstarch baby powder, but I'd recommend the Gold Bond first.

My hubby has this problem sometimes during the summer months and the Gold Bond medicated powder helps quite a bit. He has to use it instead of anti-perspirants or deoderant sometimes when it really gets flared up.

I hope you get this under control because I know from what my hubby says, it really can be painful. That area really doesn't get a lot of breathing room so it harbors the bacteria that causes these things. You certainly can't go walking around with your arms in the air so they can breathe, and you can't help but to sweat when it's hot.

Good Luck and do try the Gold Bond.....just know that it may burn a little if your pits are raw.

Oh- One more thing, there were also times when my hubby had to use Desitin baby rash ointment or A&D ointment. Both can be found in the baby aisle.

bethsheba 04-16-2009 04:09 AM

Re: Rash under armpit wont go proper annoying now!!
 
Unexplained rashes that don't respond to treatment are sometimes caused by a bacterial infection (and/coinfections) that are caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. If it is indeed b burgdoferi, antibiotics would be needed to treat it. Left untreated, other symptoms may develop including jaw problems, knee problems, bell's palsy, brain fog, you name it.

If you live in the UK, you might want to investigate the possibility as these infections seem to be very common there.

c4rm0 04-16-2009 05:01 AM

Re: Rash under armpit wont go proper annoying now!!
 
Hi there thanks for the replys

the Rash doesnt itch and is not sore i live in a cold climate so hot wheather is not to blame

Ozzybug i do indeed live in the UK so the bacterial infection sounds like it could be the problem. During the time i had the rash though i did actually have some antibiotics for something else (Tonsilitis ) they was called Amoxicillian i was on these for a week and they didnt clear the rash up

bethsheba 04-16-2009 06:34 AM

Re: Rash under armpit wont go proper annoying now!!
 
[QUOTE=c4rm0;3957628]... During the time i had the rash though i did actually have some antibiotics for something else (Tonsilitis ) they was called Amoxicillian i was on these for a week and they didnt clear the rash up[/QUOTE]

I suspect your "tonsilitis" is related to the bacterial infection Borrelia burgdorferi. Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) first presents with cold/flu like symptoms and in some people the symptoms are fairly mild...but in other people, the symptoms are more severe and may be misdiagnosed as mononucleosis/glandular fever or [I]tonsilitis[/I].

If it is Lyme/coinfections, it is unlikely that the doctor used effective antibiotics to treat it, and if s/he did, one week of treatment is not long enough!! If it is Lyme, treating it aggressively with antibiotics for several weeks/months may prevent you from getting muscle, joint, bone, cartilage problems, neurological problems, sensory problems, cognitive problems, etc., and may prevent permenant damage.

I can almost guarantee your doctor is not going to know how to diagnose your or treat you if this is a lyme or lyme related infection.

I hope and pray that you'll do some serious reading...not a post here and there, not a website here and there, but books and scientific literature...and I would hope you would consult with a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor, because if it is Lyme and you're not receiving adequate treatment now, there may be days/years of heartache and pain ahead.

Bethsheba

PS You might want to start reading about Lyme rashes, specifically Erythema Migrans. Keep in mind that the typical rash of Lyme disease may not always develop as a bull's-eye.


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