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How do you get rid of an armpit rash?

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asked Dec 24, 2015 in Health and Fitness by anonymous
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Armpits are vulnerable to rashes because they are sweaty, dark and prone to friction and irritation most of the time. Small bumps on the skin, itching, flakiness, redness and increased odor are some of the major symptoms of an armpit rash. Here are some of the most effective home remedies for an armpit rash.

1/ Cold compresses help reduce the itchiness and burning sensation of such a rash. The cold temperature reduces the heat caused due to the armpit rash. It prevents the rash from developing into blisters. Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin cotton towel and hold it on the affected area for a few minutes. Do this for ten minutes a few times a day.

2/ Extra-virgin coconut oil is a great home remedy for armpit rashes. It helps reduce the irritation caused by such a rash. The healthy fats and vitamin E in coconut oil help keep the area moisturized at all times. Rub a bit of coconut oil on the affected area and let it absorb to the skin. Do this a few times a day until the rash is completely cured.

3/ Aloe vera is another effective home treatment for armpit rashes. The antifungal and antibacterial qualities of aloe vera reduce the itching and redness associated with the condition.




answered Dec 24, 2015 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)
Good advice. Additionally, after applying coconut oil or aloe gel, dust the area with cornstarch to reduce friction and irritation. You can use cornstarch as a powder as needed.
Some armpit rash treatments for different scenarios.

Folliculitis – stop shaving and try waxing or using hair removal agent until the rash clears.
Contact dermatitis – avoid using detergents, deodorants, soaps, etc. that irritate your skin. Wipe a slice of lemon on your underarm as a natural deodorant.
Candida – practice good hygiene to avoid a fungal infection. Wipe properly under the arms after showering.
Poison ivy or oak – rinse skin in warm water to remove plant oil, also clean clothing or objects that may have come in contact with the plant.
Food allergies – avoid eating or even touching the food that you discover you are allergic to.
Insect bite allergy – apply ice, elevate arm to reduce swelling, apply calamine lotion, or go to the emergency room if reaction is severe.

Source- http://www.belmarrahealth.com/armpit-rash-causes-symptoms-and-home-remedies/

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