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My mother recently had a skin disease that looks like a fungus on her armpit.
Hello, good morning Aprilliansyah.
Complaints of itching in the armpit skin accompanied by the appearance of spots can be caused by several conditions, including:
fungal infection (ringworm). The main symptom of ringworm is the appearance of a red rash (which if it persists will turn black) accompanied by itching that gets worse when sweating. Ringworm often occurs in areas of body folds such as the groin, breast folds, and can also affect other body parts, such as the face, nails, head, etc. Skin folds are often infected places because skin folds are a part of the body that tends to be more moist than other parts of the skin, especially if the person who experiences it has excess weight so that it tends to sweat more easily and the skin folds become more moist. Poor hygiene and a weak immune system (eg in people with diabetes and impaired immunity) are also risk factors for this condition. scabies eczema / scabies or bed bug infection. This disease is characterized by the appearance of small spots on the skin (almost all over the body) that itch especially at night and attacks a group of people living together (attacking people who live in the same house, or in the same dormitory, etc.). allergic reactions, such as allergies to deodorants, underarm powders, perfumes, etc. inflammation of the hair follicles (folliculitis), the trigger is the act of shaving or removing armpit hair accompanied by poor hygiene. The sign is in the form of spots or small red bumps that feel itchy and or painful. etc. We cannot confirm the diagnosis of your mother's complaint without examining it directly. The steps you are doing are correct, namely by checking directly with a doctor. If the doctor mentions that your mother has a yeast infection, then please use the medication that is given regularly according to the doctor's advice who treats your mother.
It should be noted that the treatment of fungal infections of the skin takes a long time, which is up to about 2 weeks. What is also important is how the ointment is applied to the skin. Make sure that before applying the ointment, the skin is completely clean (it is recommended to use immediately after bathing with soap and clean water). Also make sure that the hands that apply the ointment are also really clean (have washed hands with soap and clean water). These things are done to maximize the usefulness of the ointment. Avoid wearing tight clothing (especially in the armpits) to prevent worsening of symptoms. Also avoid sharing towels to prevent other family members from contracting it.
If after 2 weeks of treatment but your mother's complaints do not improve, it is recommended that you check your mother again with a doctor (especially a dermatologist).
That's all, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa