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underarm itching

I'm age 76 female w/fibromyalgia. For about a month, i've had terrible itching in both armpits - right seems a little worse than left. Occasionally, i feel a small 'bump' but can't see it. Now, i see what looks like beginning of bruises - faint bluish patches apx an inch in diameter. Hydrocortisone gives short-term relief. I'm prayng this isn't shingles.
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Hi Elly,

Your symptoms are not typical of Shingles.... although I am not expert. Shingles is normally a very painful condition that produces much more than itching. However please consult your PCP. You do need to know what this itching and skin changes mean.

Good Luck to You,
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