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lump in armpit smells bad

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Dr. Michelle Chambers
39 years experience Dermatology
Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Arm pit smell: getting worse. Have you changed your diet in any way? Are your taking any medication? All of these things go through our system and can be a source ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see a dermatologist to have this evaluated.
Dr. Robert Fuhrman
55 years experience Endocrinology
Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. eating a 'clean' diet ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Hidradenitis: Could be hidradenitis suppurativa. Go here for more: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818.... ...Bottom line is that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities: There are a number of glandular structures in that area along with lymph nodes.The glands that support sweating & odor production can become infec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to di ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Hanson
43 years experience Radiology
Surgical excision: Most small lumps in the armpit, particularly if superficial, are sebaceous cysts due to a damaged hair follicle. Unless they become large and botherso ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Just one?: Is it sore, how big is it? It could be a lymph node or an abcess/boil.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Lumps in the armpit skin of a young adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. Occasionally, they are blocked pores, filling ... Read More

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