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.


A natural question arises about what to do in itching under the armpits, which is not surprising. 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.

Studying the matter of hygiene, we can distinguish several factors that provoke underarm rashes.

One of the elements 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 have a shower twice a day. In cases like that, armpits would 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.

But the producers are silent 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 mess with antiperspirant with deodorant. The latter gives your body a pleasant aroma only. 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 the help of depilation. If you do it incorrectly, then itching and skin irritation appears. It would help if you used emollients: 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.