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

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
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.
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most ov... Read More

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A 23-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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Not recommended: High possibility of infection.
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Moisture control: ? Hidradenitis? If it is, few helpful tips here: keep the area clean and dry-stuff a terry towel roll in your armpit if you have to. Avoid scented deo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
CYSTS ON FACE + ARM: YOU GET RID OF CYSTS BY HAVING A DERMATOLOGIST OR A SURGEON CUT THEM OUT!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Lump over the spine : The spine has lots of normal lumps, google search spinous processes. More detailed information is needed to address this since there are several thing... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
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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