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After shaving my underarms two weeks ago the entire left

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After shaving my underarms two weeks ago the entire left armpit developed a large round red spot and a small red crescent shape on the other underarm.It doesn't itch or hurt and I feel fine. What could this be? A bacterial infection from the razor? Haven't changed deodorants or shaving cream.

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This could be either a bacterial OR a ringworm (a fungal infection).

You can try one of the over-the-counter antifungal medications (Lamisil, Lotrimin Ultra etc) until you can see your physician (since this is a holiday weekend).

If the rash is painful, oozing or rapidly spreading you need to see a physician urgently.
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