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My armpits are gray, itchy and scabby. Why?

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Dr. Shanza Ikram

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Published At July 27, 2023
Reviewed AtJuly 27, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My armpits are gray, itchy, and scabby. It involves my entire armpit, and it extends down to my side boob and around my shoulders. I do not know the reason for having it. I also had the same problem last year too. I always have a lot of sweating.

Answered by Dr. Shanza Ikram

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You may have a fungus on your skin. Please mix Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole cream in equal amount and apply it over the skin two times a day for 14 days. Maintain good hygiene. Try to avoid having sweating as much as you can. Apply deodorant regularly. Please send a picture to guide you further.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shanza Ikram
Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatology

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