Underarm rashes

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 2nd July 2018
Underarm rashes

Unpleasant symptoms like skin redness, often accompanied by itching, cause discomfort and anxiety. In addition to the fact that such manifestations are not aesthetically pleasing, they can also testify to disturbances in the body’s functioning. The same applies to cases of underarm rashes. Moreover, both women and men may face such a problem. Children face it often.


It is not surprising that a natural question arises about what to do about itching under the armpits. Itching in this body part disrupts a healthy lifestyle, informal communication with people, including the opposite gender, playing sports, wearing your favourite clothes, performing daily body care, etc.

By studying hygiene, we can distinguish several factors that provoke underarm rashes.

One element is intense sweating in combination with an occasional shower or bath. Depending on the type of activity and daily circumstances, some people do not usually shower twice daily, in which case armpits require enhanced care.

The use of antiperspirants is another factor. We are not always conscientious about the category of hygiene products for keeping the underarms clean. Commercials promise that the antiperspirant can reliably protect us from the appearance of unpleasant odours during the day and sometimes for up to two days.

However, the producers are silent about the fact that these hygiene products cause clogging of pores and glands. Some chemicals in hygiene products irritate the armpits and cause rash, itching, and redness. Do not confuse antiperspirant with deodorant. The latter only gives your body a pleasant aroma. However, unpleasant symptoms can be caused by the usual deodorant if the skin is susceptible.

Symptoms of underarm rashes

Women and many modern men prefer to get rid of hair under the armpits with depilation. If you do it incorrectly, itching and skin irritation will occur. It would help if you used emollients, such as cream or lotion, after the procedure. The best option, in this case, is a baby cream. We recommend depilating on time, as the growing hair is rigid in structure and can cause itching.

Toiletries such as soap, shampoo and cosmetics can cause itching. Hygiene products for body care can also cause rash and itching under the arm. According to their content, they may not be suitable for your skin and cause allergies.

Too tight-fitting elements of underwear and clothes can become a provocateur of an unpleasant phenomenon. So, the clothing material is essential: synthetics do not allow the skin to “breathe”, which causes unpleasant symptoms.

Besides, a rash that appears under the armpits might indicate disease. Such manifestations occur in patients with tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, endocrine system diseases, obesity, and hormonal imbalance.

Regarding hormonal imbalance, it could be due to pregnancy, puberty, falling into adolescence, or menopause.

Furthermore, in some cases, underarm rashes can manifest an allergy to certain foods.