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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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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.

Answered 12/28/2017

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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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