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A 19-year-old female asked:

been having rashes that come and go on armpits. have a small lump under left armpit and puckering on both armpits. could it be serious ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Lumps or rashes in the armpit skin of a teen or young adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. If a lump hurts, it may be infected and would need antibiotics or need to be cut open by a doctor, depending on how it looks. Lumps deeper in the armpit may be enlarged lymph nodes. The ER can help if one's doctor is not available.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2020

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