A 33-year-old female asked:
Hi. i have itchy lumps on my armpits. first stated as boils and i have been to the doc twice. this time my armpit is sore and when i touch the lump its aldo sore. what could it be?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hidradenitis: infection or inflammation of the sweat gland in the armpit area. This issue usually requires antibiotic therapy and or minor surgery to drain any abscess formation.
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Dr. Alan Steinbachanswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection/inflamma: a painful lump in the armpit is likely an infection. Is the skin red? Does the lump feel like a small bag of fluid? Oil glands in the armpit can become infected, and may require antibiotics or opening and draining, a surgical procedure best done by a trained professional. Heat may help the immune system fight such infections.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2017
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