Effective home remedies for Armpit Rash
What is Armpit rash?
Armpit rash is red in color and has a burning sensation under your armpits. They can be bumpy and red or scaly and white. It could be unilateral or bilateral. They are very itchy and make you scratch the affected area. It can be spread to your arms and body, too. Although they are found as red in most people, some have dark/ brown armpit rash. Red armpit rash also changes to dark brown or black color after days or weeks of having them.
Many factors can cause armpit rash. The most common occurrence of armpit rash is deodorant or detergents. Armpit rash can also be caused by poor hygiene, shaving armpit hair, wearing tight clothes, skin infection, heat rash, exposure to skin irritants, and so on.
Different armpit rashes
There is more than one type of armpit rashes. The most common ones are as the followings.
- Allergic Dermatitis.
- Irritant Dermatitis.
- Tinea Corporis.
- Acanthosis Nigricans.
Some rashes can be so severe that they could lead to armpit rash cancer.
Treatments of armpit rashes differ according to their types. For example, allergic rashes can be healed with anti-allergic substances or steroid creams. But candida will be worse if you apply a steroid cream to them. Use anti-fungal ones for candida. Anyway, the best treatment is, of course, seeing a doctor. So that you can clearly know what type of armpit rash is.
BUT, we are gonna share some great home remedies to heal armpit rashes for those who can’t go to the doctor. Let’s start!
Home remedies for armpit rash
- Coconut oil
- Aloe vera
- Cold compress with ice cubes
- Baking soda
- Lemon/ Lime Juice
- Alum powder
How to use them
Get some amount of coconut oil into the palms of your hand and apply to the affected area gently. Do it 3 times daily and itchiness will be reduced prominently.
Remove the outer parts of aloe vera and get the inner soft parts into a bowl. Grind them and then apply them to your underarms. Aloe vera soothes your burns and will eventually heal your rashes.
Cold compress with ice cubes
Get a clean, dry towel or cloth. Put some ice cubes into the towel/ cloth and apply to the itchy/ inflamed area for about 2-3 minutes. Do it twice a day, the redness will reduce in less than 3 days.
Baking soda and Lemon/ Lime
This combination which helps in whitening your underarms is also effective for rashes. Put honey to smoothen your underarms.
Alum which is also known as natural deodorant helps with armpit rashes.
NOTE: DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE IF YOUR ARMPITS ARE FRESHLY SHAVED.
- Take care of your body hygiene.
- Do not use deodorant/ roll-on so much.
- Do not harshly shave armpit hair.
- When shaving, use cream and be gentle
- Waxing is preferred.
You need to stop using deodorant immediately once you find out you have rashes in your armpits. Avoid contact with chemicals to your underarms. Wash them with warm water.