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why do I have pimples on my armpits

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hygiene: There are many sweat glands and hair on the armpit. Sometimes, dead skin and dirt can clog the pore of the skin around the hair/sweat glands and infec ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Pimples in armpits: Pimples or pustules in armpits could be a bacterial or yeast infection, particularly if they are red, itchy or painful. There are a number of other ca ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to cosmetics: My first thought is that you developed allergic contact dermatitis to y our deodorant (very common). Stop using what ever you are currently using and ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Molluscum: These could be small warts called molluscum which are common in children. Typically they are rounded . A natural treatment is molluscumrx.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Armpit pimples: Armpit is a very common place to develop a few inflamed pimples. Folliculitis https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/symptoms-ca ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
Cysts: There are several possibilities. You need to see a skin doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes..: Yes you may have those in the axially area, however, if they are very tender, hard or fluctuate may not be a whitehead and instead boil or an abscess. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin Infection: This is simple. You have a skin infection. It needs to be evaluated by your family physician sooner than later. Please go see your family doctor today ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them see if it is a pimple, cyst, or something else.
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