Trichomycosis Axillaris Treatment & Management

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Nicholas V Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

The fastest method of trichomycosis axillaris treatment is to shave the affected hair.

Benzoyl peroxide (gel or wash formulations) aids in treatment and prevents recurrence.

Antiperspirant helps treat and prevent trichomycosis axillaris by reducing axillary hyperhidrosis. Topical antibiotic preparations such as clindamycin or erythromycin also are effective.

"Drying" powders may assist treatment.

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Prevention

The following may help prevent trichomycosis axillaris:

  • Benzoyl peroxide (gel or wash) use

  • Antiperspirant use

  • Shaving axillary hair

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