I have a rash in my arm pit. I have treated it with a cream that contains zinc oxide 40%? It helps the itching but hasn't,t cleared it up. I have had it 7 days. Any other over the counter medicine I could try
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 55
Skin protection ointment 40% zinc oxide
Hi,Is this rash dry or wet? Does it have raised well defined borders or flat, indistinct ones?
I woul d sat dry, well defined borders
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Your rash is suggestive of either fungal (tinea) or yeast (candidiasis) infection and both of these respond quite well to over the counter treatment.Here is what I would recommend as of now:1% Clotrimazole cream: Apply over the rash twice a day for 14 days. If the lesions don't look better in 7 days then mix 1% Cortizone cream with the Clotrimazole in a 1:1 ratio and apply.Tab Claritin 10 mg once or twice a day for 14 days depending on the intensity of the itching.Zeasorb-AF powder dusted over the area twice a day: noon and early evening. Continue for 4 weeks. Thereafter try and keep the affected areas as clean and dry as possible.All of the above are available over the counter. Hope this information is useful, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.NOTE: Please remember to only rate my answer when you are completely satisfied. If you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more", please stop and reply to me via the CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.
MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)