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what should i do about this rash....(pic)

its been there for about 2 months now and it wont go away it is very painful and it smells somewhat too, i haven't changed anything i use as far as laundry detergent,soap,deodorant....ive tried neosporin and hydrocortizone cream...im just debating if i should go to the drs or if they will even do anything...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • ouch
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • you might need an antibiotic or antifungal cream from the doc. I'd go see the doc since it has stuck around so long. FYI it is possible to become allergic to products you have been using for years that you never shown any sign of allergy to in the past.
    cat1622

    Answer by cat1622 at 10:43 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • 2 months? get to a doctor.. the smell is not a good thing.. if you have a closer pic..does it have white bumps? i am thinking scabies?
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 10:43 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • no its just red and rashy...i think it probably smells because i try not to wear deodorant unless im doing something outside of the house...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • go to the dr
    scooterpooter

    Answer by scooterpooter at 10:47 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Switch to all natural laundry detergent...the chemicals in the regular ones are from hell, cat is right you can develop an allergy to something you've used for years...try oatmeal body soap, it's very soothing for the skin, break open vitamin e capsules and put it on the rash...that's all I got...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Has it spread? Is it hot? Have you had a fever? Does it have whiteheads anywhere, no blisters? I'd try washing twice a day w/ hydrogen peroxide and at night cover it with POLYSPORIN. Otherwise, see a doc.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:05 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • no it has stayed on the armpit. no its not really hot and i dont have a fever and its not blisters or whiteheads just really irritated skin...i use free and clear laundry soap i might have to try the oatmeal soap and vitamin e....and hydrogen peroxide and polysporin though...its just really painful and itchy
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Its possibly a fungal infection, similar to a yeast rash. Have you tried putting monistat cream on it(or something of the likes, doesnt have to be name brand), I know that its not for that specifically, but it is an antifungal and you could try it. I really think its fungal, have you been on antibiotics??? (sometimes they cause a yeast rash on the body)
    SuperMomof3kids

    Answer by SuperMomof3kids at 12:01 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • i would try some lotroman athleats foot cream...to me it looks like the rash i get when i shave everyday...try not shaveing for a few day and put the cream on and see if it goes away...i know it sucks when u cant shave...for me it torrture going through the itchness and red bumps...but after not shaving for like 3-4 days the bumps go away
    rainmommy

    Answer by rainmommy at 1:36 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

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