I have been combating an underarm rash for many years, especially during the sweltering humid summers here in Florida. I try to stay in the ac to avoid excessive sweating. During the winter I can control this rash with several under arm washings with a neutral soap and foot powder. This summer my rash got out of hand and it was about the size of an apple in my armpit with huge ridges and valleys. I was using various creams, ie. Hydrocortizone, zinc, but it wasn't helping.
After visiting this site I applied apple cider vinegar after washing my arm pits 3 times a day and let it stay for about 1/2 hour and then dry. It stung like hell for the first couple of days and took about a week to clear up, but the rash is about gone after two weeks of this treatment. I still put the Apple Cider Vinegar on two times a week followed by drying & foot powder. I'm using a bottle with screw top and home-made dabber with handle that fits inside the bottle. This way I can use it daily with little prep by keeping a little Apple Cider Vinegar in the bottle at all times. My wife says I smell like Italian dressing, but who cares when your in your 70s. Not much else matters but feeling good! Thanks for your website. I use it often and recommend it to everyone I know.
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I suffered a scald burn on my right forearm, and after a few days of dressing (parafin/vaseline coated) I have rashes appeared on the area where the gauze patch was placed. It's getting uglier, and I went to see the doctor. HydroVal 2% was prescribed for the rashes and Antibiotic cream for the burn area. I took benadyrl at the same time.
It calms for a day and the rashes is on and off feeling itchy and so does the redden and swelling. I guess it's when the antihistamine worn off.
I read about ACV rememdy on rashes, so after shower, I bathe my arm in diluted ACV water to wash off any soap/creme/topical medicine residue I might have on my skin.
Then I dapped undiluted ACV on my rashes. It calms down the itchiness in about 15 mins after application. I dont' know yet if it will go away completely, but it feels better to use it then to apply the HydroVal again.
Hopefully it will help. I just found most doctors have trouble diagnose skin rashes. They like to prescribe Cortizone cream, but from my past experience with allergic rashes, that only works for the first 2 days, and if the rashes presist, the condition will almost reversed if not getting worse.
People like me is desparate, I am so sensitive, and I have no clue what cause my allergies at most time. Besides, I am sure my immune system is extremely over sensitive.