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Boil Under My 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 tiny lumps under my left armpit a week ago, they dissapeared, then found hardening under my left areola.Now I have peasized lump under right armp?
Lymph nodes?: It is always concerning to have swollen lymph nodes so it is important to see your doctor to be sure it is not that. It could also be cysts, or a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa). This also requires specialized treatment, so you'll want to see a dermatologist for sure to get a diagnosis and proper therapy. ...Read more
Folliculitis?: You will need to see your family doctor. "painful lumps" could be abscesses. You will likely need antibiotics. Go to your doctor for an exam. Allergic reactions may also be a possibility. Fungal infections also may present this way. ...Read more
Skin Bumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. The most common ones are lister below: skin cysts, cherry angioma, dermatofibromas, epidermoid cysts, folliculitis, keratoacanthoma, keratosis pilaris, lipomas, neurofibromas. ...Read more
How can I treat boils/abcess on my bum, in between my legs/groin area, under my breasts and under arms?
See Dermatologist: For a single boil, you can do sitz baths where you soak in the bath tub for 10 minutes 1-2x/day and this usually helps. However, what you are describing sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa. See http://mayocl.In/pyza6t . I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment as you may need antibiotics and/or other treatments. ...Read more
Boil/furuncle: A boil is an infected hair follicle. The armpit is a very common place for these to develop because of the many bacteria that live there. Effective cleansing/hygiene is most important; some deodorants may clog underarm pores and trap grime. Some may resolve with moist hot compresses, but more often antibiotics and sometimes surgical lancing/incision. See your doctor for best treatment. Good wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible lymphnode: We need details like how long it is there, painful or not, skincovering is free or attached to the underlying lump, any blackhead like area -likely a skin cyst - sebacious cyst, to r/o cancer sitting in lymphnodes- irrespective female/male breast cancers(commonest) and distant cancers like lung, thyroid, blood related cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, acute infections like breast abscess, chronic inf. ...Read more
Usual place 4 them: There is a long chain of lumpy ducts & nodes. If u just felt theme they may have been there a long time. They will increase in size with any illness or infection & may never shrink 2 their regular size. No pain, redness or sign of infection. If a female, have ur gyn check them, if male, ur pcp. ...Read more
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