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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a, what i think is a small pimple, under my arm. but it has two white heads on it, and it's painful. is it a pimple or something else?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Impacted follicles.: Sounds like this would be two impacted underarm hair follicles. This can occur due to compression from clothing, use of underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants or friction from shaving in the armpits. If you develop fevers/chills/sweats, or if the area worsens acutely, you should be seen by a doctor as this could represent something more in that context.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2016

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