Imagine you are standing in the crowd but your underarm is constantly itching. Or you are attending an important meeting, but your underarm causes a great deal of distress by incessant itching. Isn’t it a little bit embarrassing to scratch underarm constantly in front of the other people, especially if you are at some special event?
It is quite normal to experience itching in the underarms every once in a while, but constant itching is a result of a variety of reasons, which are effectively curable either by some prescribed medicines or certain ointments. The most important thing related to the underarm rash is to treat the condition once it appears and not to delay the treatment. It is easily curable in the beginning, while if left for a long time, it is harder and takes much longer to cure it.
Itching, excessive sweating and redness in the armpits are the most obvious signs of the underarm rash. Swelling and the outbreak of tiny dry bumps may also appear in the people with this condition.
Causes of underarm rash
Itchy armpit rash is mostly a result of the various fungal infections. The fungi thrive in the warm and moisture environments and the underarms are the most suitable places for their overgrowth. The fungal infection in the armpits is easily spread to the other parts of the body by the means of nails so, it is necessary to maintain the underarms dry and clean.
The underarm rashes have been observed to appear mainly in the summer seasons because the temperature in the armpits is significantly higher than in the winter, for example. The rash in the armpits may be a consequence of the humid conditions as well. Good personal hygiene, bathing every day and wearing the loose cloths should be practiced in order to relieve the symptoms and prevent the aggravation of the rash.
Shaving is also among the common culprits for the occurrence of the underarm itching since many people regularly shave the underarm hair. If one does it excessively, or if he/she does it in the wrong way, it may lead to the incidence of the rash. Therefore, the razor bumps may break out frequently and when they appear, the affected person should try some other way to remove the underarm hair.
Chemical dermatitis in the armpits caused by using deodorants or sprays is also a potential cause for the incidence of the uncomfortable underarm itching.