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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
How do doctors test for an armpit infection and how can they tell what kind? Is it skin scrapings?
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
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
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
It could be: Especially if there is swelling, warmth, tenderness or drainage. Please get medically evaluated if it appears that the laceration is infected. ...Read more
Growth: I would ad vise you to see your doctor to get a definitive dignosis ...Read more
Why does my but smell like armpits i can't smell it but other people can can it be a bacteria infection ?
?Question: Odd question, but arm pit smell is usually from perspiration and any area on your body that perspires (sweats) can smell eventually. Try using a good powder to keep your buttocks dry to prevent the moisture form causing a stench. Use proper hygiene and clean yourself daily, even in the buttock area by bathing or showering with soaps. Doubt it is a bacterial infx, but if persists-see a dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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