This is the Pits


Somehow, whilst sitting in the sun yesterday, I’ve managed to end up with a sore armpit. It doesn’t feel burnt as such, but it wasn’t sore prior to soaking up the rays; it only became sore afterward. I don’t know how I’ve managed to achieve this.


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    Ariel Lynn — August 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    It might be a wee bit early to tell… your armpit could get red in the next couple of days if you were only in the sun yesterday. Armpits, unfortunately, are rarely exposed to direct sunlight so, as you probably know, they’re much more sensitive. That’s in addition to whatever possible reaction your particular brand of soap/antiperspirant has with direct sunlight + skin.

    Best bet? Aloe. I can’t imagine how much that must sting!! :-/

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      DarthTimon — August 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      It’s weird. The burning sensation has gone but now I feel like I’ve pulled a muscle!

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        Ariel Lynn — August 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        That’s weird… but it does sound like you pulled something. Were you doing anything strenuous yesterday?

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          DarthTimon — August 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

          That’s where it gets weirder – I didn’t do anything lol!

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            Ariel Lynn — August 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

            Well, the unfortunate thing is: as we get older, even seemingly simple things can result in pulled muscles.

            Or that might just be me. I pull muscles while sleeping. LOL

            Since you’re in the UK, I would recommend ActiPatch. It’s not FDA-approved here in the states, but it’s supposed to be available over the counter in the UK & Canada. Perhaps this is just what I’ve been told by the evil non-medication-owned conglomerate. All I know is that it worked fantastically on me when I pulled my bicep shoveling some 55″ of snow this past winter & after I went back to horseback riding after 15+ years & pulled my groin something wicked.

            Otherwise, wet heat ‘n rest ‘n all that jazz. Hey, at least it’s not sunburn? 🙂

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