Itchy Underarm | Irritated Underarms, Burning Underarms Home Remedies

Most people especially the women who are concerned of unwanted hair on the underarm complain about itchiness in the armpit region. If your armpits are itchy, your initial reaction is to scratch it, which could result to burning underarms. To manage the itchiness, you must determine its causes. Mostly, underarm itchiness is the result of the following:

Causes of Itchy Underarm

  • Growing hair on the shaved underarm
  • Allergic reaction to personal products such as powder, deodorant and perfumes
  • Excessive sweating
  • Poor hygiene
  • Yeast or candida infection
  • Dirty clothing

Home Remedies for Itchy Underarms

Fortunately, irritated underarms are not a serious health condition.

You can treat it without paying a visit to the dermatologist unless the condition is severe and the lesions or cuts out of scratching were infected. Otherwise, you can apply some home remedies to treat your burning underarm. These natural cures include the following:

  • If you are allergic to chemicals, be sure that you are buying hypoallergenic products without harsh chemicals for your deodorant and other personal care products or better yet, avoid using deodorant. Keep your underarm dry by dabbing tissue paper whenever you feel moisture.
  • Wear light, airy, and comfortable clothes.
    Avoid fitted clothes.
  • When shaving the underarm, use gentle shaving creams or foams to prevent irritation. There are processes that permanently eliminate underarm hair. In this case, you should visit a dermatologist.
  • Observe proper hygiene. Bath regularly using mild antimicrobial soap.
  • Keep your armpits dry by applying talcum or baby powder.
  • Dab some baking soda on your underarm to keep it dry all throughout the day.
  • As much as possible, avoid doing physical activities to prevent sweating especially if you would be in a crowd. It is okay to sweat if you are exercising or playing sports.


  1. Alicia said:

    Hi I’m Alicia 22 years old I got a problem of having dark under arms. I would really like to wear sleeveless and dresses but I don’t have a nerve to wear it coz I’m too shy about my under arm. I never used any deodorant and never used to get it. Right now, I am only using a whitening cream and a whitening soap I started this 9 months ago but still I cannot see any improvements. Will you help me? Any suggestions? Thank you

    January 24, 2011
    • PUP said:

      • Rub a slice of lemon in circular motion regularly prior to bathing.
      • Apply paste made by mixing a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp coconut water and 1 tsp lime juice. Let it dry; rinse it with water after 10 minutes.
      • A paste made from rose water and sandalwood powder is also very useful in treating dark underarms.
      • Rub plain milk daily before bathing.

      February 14, 2011
  2. Sheila Turk said:

    My armpits are on fire. There is excruciating itching in both the armpits. What is the natural remedy?

    November 18, 2012
    • PUP said:

      • Prepare an ointment by mixing aloe vera gel and baking soda powder. Apply it on your itchy armpits. Keep it for one hour. After that rinse it with cold water. Apply it two times in a day.
      • Plain aloe vera gel is also found to be cooling.
      • Avoid using deodorants.
      • Avoid wearing tight clothes.
      • Keep your armpits dry by regularly dabbing with dry and clean cloth.
      • Apply basil essential oil mixed in olive oil. Olive oil acts as base oil. It is an excellent effective natural treatment for underarm itch.

      November 19, 2012

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