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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
21 years experience
Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments.
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Last updated Sep 16, 2017


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