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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have itchy irritated skin, pimple like bumps along with a foul odor in one of my armpits what could that be?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your description suggests inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it treated before it gets worse. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
Sounds like this might be a folliculitis, caused by either a common bacteria or yeast. See your dermatologist for confirmation and treatment with appropriate cleansers and creams.
Jun 4, 2022
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Description sounds like inflammation of the follicles in the armpit (typical place) Your doctor will recommend hygiene and likely an antibiotic. This can be stubborn and you will want help.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2022


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