(Closed) Help! Scratch and rash under my arm

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4371 posts
Honey bee

hydrocortisone. it’s otc. but don’t put it on an open wound.


Post # 4
18 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m allergic to most deodorants, so I had this problem a lot before I switched to an aluminum free deodorant.  The best way to get rid of the rash is to not wear deodorant for a few days.  I normally use a really gentle lotion, like my facial moisturizer, for a few days.  Hydrocortisone cream would probably work well too.  Once it goes away, throw that deodorant away and go back to the old one.  

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do not apply any more deoderant until it’s gone. keep applying cortizone, if this doesnt get any better in 1-3 days, go to your doctor for an RX topical script to get it GONE fast!

Post # 6
1159 posts
Bumble bee

Hi there!


I’m a Pharmacist and i completely agree with the above posters. Purchase a cream or lotion with the highest concentraion of hydrocortisone in it and apply it according to packet directions.


Switch to a deoderant that is aluminium free and preferably fragrance and alcohol free if possible.


Do not use regular soap on the area. Use a non soap cleanser that is pH balanced and non fragranced. Use only cool water.


Wear cotton shirts or singlets for the next few days.


I live in Australia and am only familiar with brands we have here otherwise i would have recommended specific brands to you.


Post # 7
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

Do you have something that you put on babies bottoms for nappy (diaper) rash? A cream here is called sudocrem and a quick search says that babies R us http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=2854313′ defer=’defer have it. It is great on bums, lol, but also any skin (minor) complaints. I use it lots on spots and its a mirical cream. Honestly. I get infected hair follicles in my arm pits and it works like a dream! 🙂

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