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January 9, 2011 7:32 AM Subscribe
Owwww! My underarms are inflamed. Help!
posted by Small Pockets to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My underarms are red and sore. There are no bumps, scratches or weird protrusions. The skin is just tender and red. I don't think it's from shaving because I haven't shaved my underarms in 2 weeks, and this started 4-5 days ago.
I have not been doing anything differently and I don't think I have worn anything made from unusual fabric. Yesterday I didn't wear deodorant, hoping a day off would soothe the skin, but it's just as sore today.
When I shave I always use shave gel. The deodorant I use has never caused irritation before.
What can I do? My GP is not available for an appointment until next Monday, but I need relief NOW. Any suggestions to soothe the skin? One side is worse than the other, and it hurts to be wearing a bra right now.
Thank you for your help.