Please help me cure my armpit rash. I got it from having to use crutches from my car accident. I've re-padded them time and time again. Now the rash wont go away, Can you please help stop the pain because I cant stop using the crutches for anoter month!!!!
Such kind of rash due to continuous rub with the crutches can be due to dermatitis or chafing. Chafing occurs when the skin becomes irritated by the friction caused by rubbing – either against other skin or against a foreign material. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton clothes and try having cotton paddings on the crutches handles. Application of mild corticosteroid cream and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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