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how to unclog your underarm pores

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Do you: Do you have blackheads on your underarms? If so then a retinoid like Retin-A could be used.

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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
This is a cyst: I suspect a sebaceous cyst. It is benign but you can discuss its removal with your physicians. Then your physician can clarify the diagnosis
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cyst: What sounds like you have a cyst with a pore. If it does not bother you can continue to monitor. If gets swollen and painful consider removing it. If ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
It sound like a cyst: that is not infected. If it is a problem, see your surgeon to consider excising it.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: a hot shower does it! More information please..exactly what symptoms do you have?? Is there a rash (perhaps allergic response to under-arm deodorant . ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Hydradenitis: The most common cause is something called hidradenitis suppurativa. This isn't dangerous but it can cause a discharge and at times this can smell. It' ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Sounds like a local furuncle, or abscess. Have you tried warm compress to help it open and perhaps drain? If your child has fever though, then I would ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Folliculitis: Probably folliculitis and you need to be seen asap!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
29 years experience Family Medicine
Purging the Pores: The easiest is to gently express any sebaceous material with clean finger tips. A daily exfoliation with a wash cloth to gently scrub the skin is ver ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Frequent washing: Steam baths help.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
41 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Proper washing: Proper washing of the skin with a gentle buff pad will unclog most pores
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Skin: I recommend a simple yet effective means. Ivory or other unscented soap and warm water. if you wear heavy makeup stop. Do this for a month and see ... Read More

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