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underarm rashes

It been awhile since i have had underarm rashes n till this day i still have it. there is alot of bumps and the skin is dry and dark. and it seems like the bumps are lowering down to the sides of my breast. what can i do to make this go away completely, the dark color and the bumps, i want it all to go away pls.
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
The symptoms are suggestive of hidraednitis suppurativa. It is a skin disease that affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles; such as the underarms, groin and buttocks esp in women.

Apply warm compresses on the lumps and keep the area clean. Topical antiseptic treatment and topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment is very useful. If still the lumps persist then specific treatment like antibiotics,vit A supplements,corticosteroid injections,isotretinoin,antiandrogens and sometimes excision and drainage ,laser therapy and radiotherapy are found useful. I feel that you should consult a dermatologist and discuss these options with him.


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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