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Little sore lump under armpit?

Little sore lump under armpit?

Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Arm pit rash itch?

Arm pit rash itch?

Arm pit rash: The most common cause of an arm pit rash with itching is fungus build-up, usually induced by excess sweat. Treatment is usually with an otc fungal cream like Clotrimazole 1%. Other possible causes include sensitivity to deodorants or an inflammatory condition of the sweat glands in the arm pit. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation). ...Read more

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Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps, lumps, on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps,  lumps,  on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

See an OB/GYN: Can't diagnose this without a history, exam, and possible testing. You should be seen by a gynecologist or family doctor and evaluated. ...Read more

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Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

See your doctor ASAP: It is difficult to tell without looking at your rash and examine your armpits. You may need surgical drainage if you have boils or abscess, and antibiotic if you have cellulitis. Please go to see your doctor or urgent care ASAP for definitive diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Unlikely : Chickenpox is disease that produces shallow blistering lesions in the skin.These occur in the top layer of the dermis and generally arise in the neck early before progressing to trunk and extremities. The average eruption includes 200-300 blisters.Inflamed lumps , located in your armpits are more likely a bacterial infection of the odor producing glands.Consult your doc for confirmation and treatm. ...Read more

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Pea size bump on eyelid-no blisters but discharge&crusts,light hurt before.Is it HSV virus?Had HSV blisters-same eyelid(diff location)few weeks ago.

Pea size bump on eyelid-no blisters but discharge&crusts,light hurt before.Is it HSV virus?Had HSV blisters-same eyelid(diff location)few weeks ago.

HSV likes stress: Herpes is a nasty virus, and takes advantage of us when we are 'weak' -such as after some kind of stress. Herpes also loves to come out in the same area -so it could well be HSV again. Sometimes a bacteria (Staph) will attack the eyelid-this would be a sty and is quite painful. If it's not getting better, I would show it to a doctor who could help with directed therapy: antiviral or antibacterial ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?

Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?

See a doctor: Cannot tell here what you nay have. It may be as simple as an infection that needs antibiotics. Needs a physical exam. Will need mammogram once the acute inflammation resolves. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How will peroxide/bacitracin bth affect staph &or herpes or any puss filled draining sore on area above clitoris ...Started itchin then bump busted?

How will peroxide/bacitracin  bth affect staph &or herpes or any  puss filled draining  sore on area above clitoris ...Started itchin then bump busted?

Depends: Peroxide will provide variable levels of killing for staph, and Bacitracin is an antibiotic against streptococcus; it has poor activity against staph. Neither will have any effect against herpes. If it was a boil you had, then the draining itself is probably therapeutic; if the redness/hard area extends, i would see a doctor for systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, or some other bacteria infection. Almost certainly not herpes -- both the symptoms (pus if popped) and location are wrong. And I'll bet this doesn't look much like your previous genital herpes outbreak(s), right? Anyway, see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Little bump under armpit after lip piercing. Is this connected?

Little bump under armpit after lip piercing. Is this connected?

Bump: Not likely. If your piercing were infected, it would likely produce a swollen gland under your chin or jaw. If it enlarges, get it checked. ...Read more

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Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Infection : This is an infectious problem. There a specific infections we see in the axilla, it can also be another condition called hidradenitis supprativa. You will need to see a dermatologist and get the diagnoses clarified. ...Read more

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I have a small little blister looking thing inside of my armpit, but it doesn't hurt what could it be?

I have a small little blister looking thing inside of my armpit, but it doesn't hurt what could it be?

Need to be seen: Not enough detail here for correct identification. If it sticks out like a finger, it is an acrochordon (benign skin tag). If it is a lump deep in the skin it is an epidermal syst or tricholemmal cyst. If you shave there it may contain an in-growing hair.Sometimes they have an opening through which you can squeeze out sebum which looks like cream cheeze with a sour odor. ...Read more

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Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

It's possible: HSV can occur anywhere on the skin and in the oral cavity. While it's possible for HSV to cause a blister in the armpit(axilla) it is less common. Tissue from scrapings of the lesion can be tested for HSV by immunofluorescense staining or PCR DNA testing. ...Read more

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For about 11 years I have gotten painful blister like bumps on my inner thighs and armpits. Multiple drs don't know what the cause is. Any ideas?

See your doctor: Painful blisters needs to be seen by your doctor to document location, size, and type of bumps/blisters. If needed, they can do a scrape biopsy to find out what it is. By itself, it's hard to determine, and you may be referred to a dermatologist who can pinpoint it right away and take care it. It's impossible to determine without seeing it in person, by your doctor first. ...Read more

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What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful consider a viral infection. ...Read more

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I have blisters under my armpit. Theyr are red and pussy and spreading. What causes it?

See your doctor: It sounds like you may have an infection so see your doctor, do not shave the area for now. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?

See Your Doctor: Your 11 yr. old daughter has blisters in her armpit. Blistering rashes have numerous causes. Having them confined to her armpit is an unusual location and could be caused by local exposure to an irritant, infections, or even poison ivy through touching the area. Because rashes are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, your daughter should see her doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get frequent blisters in my armpits and sometimes in my groin area. I usually just apply antiseptics, and they drain all by themselves after a while, but then they recur. What could be the cause of it?

I get frequent blisters in my armpits and sometimes in my groin area. I usually just apply antiseptics, and they drain all by themselves after a while, but then they recur. What could be the cause of it?

Infection?: "Blister" normally means superficial, filled with clear fluid. I can't explain something like that. Maybe allergy? But if these are deeper bumps that drain pus, sometimes with blood, then you may be having recurrent staph or strep infections. Or maybe a chronic problem called hidradenitis suppurativa. See a doctor, preferably an infection expert or dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?

I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?

Rash: Above armpit with pain makes one think of shingles. But I can't be sure without an examination. Since there is a treatment to shorten the course of this disease you need to get in right away to be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.

Does shingles always have a rash?  I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters.  The pain has been longer than 1 week too.

Zoster sine herpete: And that young lady is how we docs say "shingles without a rash." Yes, it DOES exist. And many people are grateful for it since the alternative is have the shingles with all the cosmetic issues. When absolutely necessary we can do spinal taps to identify particles of the virus who are causing the pain and burning symptoms but without a lot of exertion. ...Read more

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Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Abscess or infection: Sounds like an infection that needs treatment. Lymph node is a possibility. Problems like this should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?

Hard to know: Contact or irritant reaction to hygiene product like antiperspirant seems possible. Could be fungal skin infection or in deeper hair follicle infection or intertrigo. Hard to know without more information or examining the lesion. ...Read more

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Last month i had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Difficult to tell: Isolated, painful small blisters around the genitalia suggests hsv i or ii but the, axillary blisters throws a little wrench into the works. May be something else entirely and should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister like spot between my breasts that pop up every few months now its a scar. Now I have one under my armpit. Its blue and red?

I have a blood blister like spot between my breasts that pop up every few months now its a scar. Now I have one under my armpit. Its blue and red?

Angiomas: These lesions sound like cherry angiomas, which can vary somewhat in color and is size They are often inherited. If they enlarge or bleed without trauma I recommend examination by a dermatologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters, just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit.What is this?ty

Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters,  just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit.What is this?ty

Rash: Difficult to say without seeing them but the fact they are so itchy makes me think of hives or bites. Send a picture if you can. Keep them clean and use an antihistamine. All the best. ...Read more

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Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

See your doctor ASAP: It is difficult to tell without looking at your rash and examine your armpits. You may need surgical drainage if you have boils or abscess, and antibiotic if you have cellulitis. Please go to see your doctor or urgent care ASAP for definitive diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more