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i have what looks like a cyst on my arm pit how can I get rid of it

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Anti-fungal medication: You should see your doctor to verify that this is the source of the infection. Bacteria is a more common cause of super infection of a sebaceous cyst.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Drain it: It is possibly an abscess if it is red, painful, big enough or if you have fevers. The pus inside of it should be drained. You can go to your doctor o ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Not recommended: High possibility of infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CYSTS ON FACE + ARM: YOU GET RID OF CYSTS BY HAVING A DERMATOLOGIST OR A SURGEON CUT THEM OUT!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Surgery: The cysts may be hidraadenitis suppuitiva which does not respond well to oral or topical medications. If the condition is significant the best approac ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably an abscess: It sounds like you have an abscess. That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Surgery: Have these surgically removed. Either a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon can do it. Be sure you keep your weight under control. These cysts are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Depends: If this is truly a cyst then sometimes surgically removing it is the best option. Injecting it with steroids can also help things like this to resolv ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It is possible that you have cellulitis which is a significant infection of the skin and underlying tissues. Please see a doctor, dermatologist or su ... Read More
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Dr. David Wong
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Surgery: It's likely a minor procedure but it would need to be cut out.
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