Embarrassing underarm problem.
October 24, 2011 7:14 PM Subscribe
I have a problem: persistent underarm fungus. Help me be fungus-free!
posted by sucre to health & fitness (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Back in June, I went to see a NP for a physical exam. I asked her about a pink, itchy armpit rash. She then noticed a small patch on my leg and guessed that I had spread the rash when shaving. She thought it was a fungus that developed due to heat and humidity, and she suggested throwing away my razor, avoiding deodorant temporarily, and applying Lamisil a few times a day. I did these things, and the fungus did eventually go away after a long while (about 2 months). Now it's back, and it's on the other armpit, too. I'm still doing what was suggested, but I'm not seeing any results this time. The patches are still pretty itchy and raised, and they get red and irritated if I rub them too much. Sometimes they are a bit flaky, too.
Here are some photos. They are kind of icky. One photo of each armpit.
and Armpit 2
Before I begin the long wait to see a dermatologist, any ideas?