Underarm Care

Underarm care can be tricky because the skin in that area is often sensitive. Learn more about underarm care at Discovery Health.

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After shaving or irritating your underarm skin, you might find a painless, moveable lump, otherwise known as a cyst. Are these lumps dangerous?

By Jason Nell

Ingrown hairs are a common skin problem that can result from shaving your underarms. Is there any way you can get rid of them without giving up shaving?

By Susan Sentry

Getting underarm rashes can be the pits -- they're unsightly, itchy and sometimes even painful. What can you do to treat and prevent them?

By Jason Nell

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If you have dark underarm skin that makes you self-conscious, you could have a condition known as hyperpigmentation. But what causes this discoloration, and how can you treat it?

By Carla Jamy

You may have heard that antiperspirants have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease, but is there any truth to this? And are antiperspirants safe?

By Rachel Pendent

If you're tired of shaving your underarms, you may be considering laser hair removal, but is this treatment safe for underarms?

By Gina Fisher

If you're tired of shaving your underarms, the longer-lasting results of waxing may be appealing. But is waxing safe for sensitive underarm skin?

By Gina Fisher

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You may have heard that deodorants and antiperspirants have been linked to breast cancer, but is this true?

By Sarah Siddons

You've probably heard the phrase, "Don't sweat it." But the truth is that everyone does. In fact, sweating is something your body needs to do -- you need to perspire so that you don't overheat.

By Elizabeth Forester

Applying your first 'swipe' was likely a rite of passage into young adulthood. And it's a pretty weighty choice to make -- one that goes far beyond gel or solid, powder fresh or mountain spring. Should you choose deodorant or antiperspirant?

By Josh Clark

Antiperspirants stop you from sweating. How do they do it, and is it safe?