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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. it is painful and itchy?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
PAINFUL ARMPIT RASH: IF IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AWHILE SEE YOUR DOCTOR. IT COULD BE SHINGLES.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit(s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that.
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Last updated Nov 2, 2016

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