The biggest problem with armpit yeast infections is that they are almost undetectable. This is because the symptoms for this type of infection are red patches and dryness, which are very similar to those of armpit rashes, product irritation, and even eczema. So how can you tell if you have an armpit infection, or if you simply have a rash?
Well, the first indicator is itchiness. Does the red patch or rash on your underarm area itch, or is it sore to the touch? If so, that is your first indication of a yeast infection. You should also try to look at the patch of red skin in your armpit; if you have a yeast infection, you will find a red plaque right in the fold as well as little tiny red dots in the surrounding area. Finally, look for white flakes, scaling, and cracks on the skin.
If you’re still unsure, definitely consult your dermatologist to rule out any type of fungal infection in the area.