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weeping underarms

please, please help me, I have very sore, itchy and weeping underarms, I have use sanitary towels under my arms as they leak a clear sticky liquid, I went to my doctor who has referred me to a doctor in dermatology but not until the 21/5/2013, can anyone suggest anything that will ease my discomfort, many thanks.
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Hello,
Such an itchy weeping rash can be due to intertrigo. An intertrigo is an inflammation (rash) of the body folds. It most commonly occurs due to bacterial,viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore.

Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical zinc oxide cream like Sudocrem, Desitin are very helpful(apply with a paper towel and not directly with hands).Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps. For the itching take some over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin. In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed.

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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Thank you so much for your information, I will do as directed, have a great day and thank you again, you have no idea of the help you have bean, take care.
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