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I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits.  What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...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


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I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

Have them Checked : Sounds like lymph nodes ? Male/female don't ignore .The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy.Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare , silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more

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Bf is 45 has a nickel sized raised very round hard bump under the skin in his armpit very painful has apt tomorrow but we are scared what could it be?

Possible abscess: This is a common location to have an abscess, a local skin infection, which is easily treated by opening it and allowing it to drain, which may hurt briefly, but will release the pressure and there will be less pain afterwards as it drains.. Other causes are possible of course, but that seems most likely. The doctor will sort if out, but it is probably nothing major, depending on your BF's health, ...Read more

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I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. I can move it around. It does not hurt. I've had it for over 6 months now.

I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit.  I can move it around.  It does not hurt.  I've had it for over 6 months now.

Bump under skin: This could be a small lymph node even if not tender. Other options could be cyst or atheroma under the skin. Likely nothing problematic, but an exam with a physician can help sort out if you need further workup. ...Read more

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I've had odor in my armpits for awhile as well as bumps that look like they're underneath my skin. No puss. I tried Mupirocin didn't work. Still odor?

Dermatology: You may be suffering from a condition known as Hidradenitis Suprativa. I would have the bumps looked at by your regular doctor or ask to see a dermatologist, you may need oral antibiotics or steroids to help with these bumps. ...Read more

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I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

Without pic ???: The most common cause of a localized ("beside my armpit" "thighs") is skin contact with an irritant or something to which you are allergic. Review all topical products: deodorant, lotion, soap, etc. Unless there is redness/swelling/possible drainage, it is likely not an infection.Two sites:not shingles.OK to try OTC topical cortisone cream/ointment to see if helps. May need exam by your provider. ...Read more

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Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, dont use deodorant? What is this?

Hair follicle Infla?: Both ArmPits? Could be beginning of a contact dermatitis. Inflamation of a hair folicle, a flea bite or a mite bite. Best to see a dermatologist who can look more closely with trained eyes. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son started with small bumps by his armpit that resembled skin tags. Over time, they are spreading and getting worse. What could it be?

Molluscum: What you seem to be describing is molluscum contagiosum. Which is a common viral infection of the skin that results in round, firm, painless bumps ranging in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. The lesions usually disappear within a year and dont require treatment. ...Read more

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I've got a skin reaction on my armpits and inner thigh, they appear as reddish bumps but do not itch, but yet very tender. What can cause this?

I've got a skin reaction on my armpits and inner thigh, they appear as reddish bumps but do not itch, but yet very tender. What can cause this?

Sweat and friction: These are two areas that can have a good deal of perspiration, and if not very thin, the friction of normal activity may be the cause of the rashes. If continues consult with an md. Best of luck. ...Read more