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How do you cure an armpit infection?

How do you cure an armpit infection?

Depends: It depends on what the infection is caused by; bacterial infections will need antibiotics (and possibly surgery, if it has abscesses/fistulas); fungal infections will require antifungals. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Could armpit infection mean you are prone to temporary diabetes or permanent diabetes?

Could armpit infection mean you are prone to temporary diabetes or permanent diabetes?

Not necessarily.: Infections, including in the armpits, can arise without underlying diabetes. Diabetics are, indeed, more prone to infections but having one does not mean you have diabetes or that you are prone to it. Simply treat the infection. ...Read more

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I have an armpit infection that caused generalized hyperhidrosis. Idk what kind yet but once it's cleared will the sweat go away? I never use to sweat

I have an armpit infection that caused generalized hyperhidrosis. Idk what kind yet but once it's cleared will the sweat go away? I never use to sweat

This is interesting: The infection itself probably did not cause subsequent hyperhidrosis (unless you are referring to fevers with sweats during that time). Certain antibiotics can cause hyperhidrosis, but this is a side effect that should go away after stopping the antibiotic. Whatever the cause of your recent hyperhidrosis, it should resolve. If not, see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Armpit infection for 1yr & I'm just now getting treatment for it. My derm gave me mupirocin & it's not working I'm still having odor. Wat could it be?

Armpit infection for 1yr & I'm just now getting treatment for it. My derm gave me mupirocin & it's not working I'm still having odor. Wat could it be?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Hidradenitis Suppurativa is an inflammatory condition affecting the apocrine sweat glands. These sweat glands secrete liquid into the hair follicle. For unknown reasons the openings to the gland, or the hair follicle itself, become blocked. When this happens the sweat spreads out under the skin and gets infected. For excellent patient information on treatment go to>...http://bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Throat feels congested, no cough or runny nose, swollen glands in jaw, back, groin and armpit. Infection?

Yes: If this has been present for no more than 2 weeks, a viral infection is the likely cause . If the symptoms go beyond that or are getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Under armpit fungal infection, urgent help! where should I go?

Under armpit fungal infection, urgent help! where should I go?

Why urgent: Donot shave, no chemicals, keep it air dry, Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) would help, keep armpit dry with baking soda and hair drier, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What happens if you kill off all normal bacteria in the armpit? What type of infections does it cause? How can you restore the friendly bacteria

What happens if you kill off all normal bacteria in the armpit? What type of infections does it cause? How can you restore the friendly bacteria

It will be ok: Very difficult to kill off all of the normal bacteria from your armpit. If if you were somehow able to do this, the normal bacteria from the rest of your body would get back into the armpit region. If were able to somehow get rid of all of the normal bacteria from your skin, bad bacteria could be staph Aureus. But in your case, the friendly bacteria from the rest of your body will seed the armpit. ...Read more

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