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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause system ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be ne ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fungal infection: You likely have either 'athlete's foot' (tinea pedis), 'jock itch' (tinea cruris) or both. Basically, those areas can serve as reservoirs for the fung ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 we ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Axillary red spot : Likely infection, folliculitis, wash-3 times a day and used bacitracin,(no band aids they make things worse) if does not resolve in 24 hours or if ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Small infection: The description is likely a small boil. A boil is an infection of a hair follicle, usually due to a Staph bacteria. In the center is a small collectio ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Likely skin abscess: Your description sounds like a skin abscess related to a hair follicle in the arm pit. You should see a regular doctor for further evaluation. It ma ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Several things. : Several lesions present in the skin, mostly benign, can present this way. An enlarged lymph node, a lipoma, or a cutaneous cyst can feel slightly tend ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
61 years experience Family Medicine
Mass in Armpit: What you describe sounds like a lymph node, but in any case a swollen mass in the armpit and a swollen arm are a serious matter. Please see your physi ... Read More
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