Underarm Irritation?

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Hello, I want to ask, after using the deodorant for 1 month, my underarm skin gets itchy and red, why? It’s been months, it hasn’t healed, even though I gave it a gatel ointment, but it’s still red and the wound doesn’t go away

1 Answer:

Hi Deera,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify, what deodorant have you used so far? What is the composition contained in the deodorant?

Deodorant can be used as a solution to overcome excessive sweat production and bad odor around the armpits. However, even though its use has many benefits, you still have to be selective about which type of deoderant you will use.

Improper use of deodorants can trigger inflammation of the skin. This inflammation can occur due to the deodorant content which is irritating, or it can also be a result of you experiencing hypersensitivity to the components contained in the deodorant. This inflammation can cause the underarm skin to become itchy, reddish, sore, peeling, swelling, and so on. If this itching is scratched excessively, it is not impossible that you will actually experience black sores or marks on the skin that don't go away.

In addition to the use of inappropriate deodorants, your complaints could also occur due to other causes, for example excessive armpit friction, allergies or irritation due to other causes, underarm skin infections, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, neurodermatitis, and so on.

If the complaint has been going on for a long time (up to 1 month), you should first stop using the deodorant and have your complaint checked directly to a doctor or skin specialist. That way, doctors can provide targeted treatment.

Meanwhile:

Do not scratch excessively itchy underarms Wear loose, soft clothing. Bath regularly and change clothes after every shower or every time you sweat Sprinkle salicyl powder on itchy armpits Avoid changing clothes or towels with other people Avoid giving itchy armpits carelessly contact with substances that can aggravate the itching. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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