Honestly, I had a skin problem in my right armpit when I was 11. My underarm skin was covered by stinky boils. What can I say, I was too lazy to take a bath at the moment. It was horrible. But, lately I realize, it’s not that hard to heal the fungal armpit infection like that.
What I did, well actually my mother did when she noticed the disease and angry to me, was washed my troubled armpit with Dettol, an antiseptic soap.
It was so itchy and I felt burning there. But my mother held my wrist while kept on rubbing like she was a professional masseuse. I cried in silence. After that ‘torture’, she said, “Keep your armpit open and leave the soap there for 20 minutes.”
I took a usual bath.
Twenty minutes was gone, and here my mother came again. She washed the soap clean off my right armpit. In normal circumstance, I would laugh out loud due to my sensitive, ticklish armpits. But this wasn’t normal. Otherwise, it was hurt.
As I laid on my bed, my mother treated me with a topical antifungal cream. I don’t remember what it was. However, tolnaftate, imidazole, nystatin and naftidine are the most generally prescribed antifungal ointments. My mother applied one of those on my troubled underarm.
This treatment regimen will likely last about three weeks, with two or three times a day. Luckily, I just needed two days to heal my skin problem.
But make sure to follow the application directions and continue treatment as you are directed. Because, fungal infections can quickly recur, even when they seem to be gone, especially if you cease the treatment too soon.
If your underarm infection is more serious and widespread, you may need to take a systemic medicines. These medicines are taken orally. It will gradually reduce the spread of the infection on your skin.
However, the spot of ex fungal may remain on your skin, even after it’s gone. The spot will heal themselves and fade away. At least, that happened to my once troubled armpit. So, don’t you to worry.