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red streak in under arm

About  2-3  months ago I had this intense itching in under my arm, I had changed deodorants but switched back.Since than I have what looks scratch marks probably from scratching. The red marks will not go away, I tried no deodorant, used hydrocortisone  with no help and now I am trying triamcinolone cream 1% and that is doing nothing.

This does not itch,burn it is just there, not getting bigger or smaller,I  did not scratch until there was blood  but these three 1-2 inch looking long scratch marks are there..I find northing on the internet  to compare this too. I have chronic allergies which have been really bad this winter and get hives often.

Could these red marks be scars?
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The red marks are more likely to be irritation secondary to scratching, perhaps in your sleep rather than scars.    That you have “chronic allergies” and “hives” suggests that you may have hyper-reactive skin, prone to react (and continue to react) to allergens or irritants.

The non-improvement to cortisone creams may be an indication that your problem is infectious, rather than allergic, or possibly both as allergic reactions can not infrequently, predispose to superimposed infection.  In some instances the attenuation of under-arm moisture by talc or another drying agent will provide relief but I suggest that you have these under-arm scratches examined, preferably by a dermatologist (skin doctor).

Good luck
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