Itchy armpits

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Itchy armpits

by Jenholm25 on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:31 PM

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I already have stage 4 carcinoid cancer.  I've noticed over the last several months that my armpits have been VERY itchy - just episodes of it.  No rash, no pain, and I'm not feling any hard lumps.  i bathe daily, shave daily, no allergies, and there doesn't seem to be anything unusual about the armpit area.

I've read where this can be an early symptom of breast cancer or a symptom of obstructive bilary disease.  I'm at high risk for both (and other cancers).

Any insight or thoughts?  anyone else experience itchy armpits?

Thanks!

Jen

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by hill001 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:55 AM

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On Aug 03, 2010 11:31 PM Jenholm25 wrote:

I already have stage 4 carcinoid cancer.  I've noticed over the last several months that my armpits have been VERY itchy - just episodes of it.  No rash, no pain, and I'm not feling any hard lumps.  i bathe daily, shave daily, no allergies, and there doesn't seem to be anything unusual about the armpit area.

I've read where this can be an early symptom of breast cancer or a symptom of obstructive bilary disease.  I'm at high risk for both (and other cancers).

Any insight or thoughts?  anyone else experience itchy armpits?

Thanks!

Jen

Hi jen

I have just finished chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It continued for 6 months. I faced similar problems as yours..same itchy armpits with no rash, pain or any lump. My onc said, it was just another side effect of chemo treatments. 

Its very imp to maintain good hygiene and keep that area clean...I used evodeo, an alcohol free deodorant and evoskin shower kit to keep my armpit hydrated and clean. It worked for me. Along with this I also used ALOE gel 3-4 times in a day...especially before going to bed. 

Since we do not have the same medical history..I suggest you to see a doctor. Meanwhile you can start using these products and see if this helps.

Keep us informed. Best wishes.

RE: Itchy armpits

by Jenholm25 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 03:19 AM

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Unfortunately, chemo doesn't help with my kind of cancer.  My armpits were itching prior to my cancer diagnosis.  I'll bring it up this week at my appt at Mayo.

I'll try the aloe.  Thanks!

 

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by ebonyjwriter on Tue Aug 10, 2010 02:55 PM

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The aloe didn't help with my ithiness, but there's a steroid cream they can give you to try.  I fogot the name of it but it worked.  Ask your docs, they may know.

RE: Itchy armpits

by t.smith214 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 01:18 PM

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On Aug 09, 2010 3:19 AM Jenholm25 wrote:

Unfortunately, chemo doesn't help with my kind of cancer.  My armpits were itching prior to my cancer diagnosis.  I'll bring it up this week at my appt at Mayo.

I'll try the aloe.  Thanks!

 

Hi, I was wondering if Mayo clinic ever gave you a reason for your itchy armpits?? Ive been suffering from that and a chronic low grade fever for quite some time. All my blood work comes back good and because my fever rarely goes over 99.9, they arent worried.. But I am!  Cancers of all kinds run in my family and everything I read points toward Lymphoma. Id appreciate any information you can give me.. 

Thanks!! 

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