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I have these pea sized lumps in my armpits? one is red and very sore and the other is just a bit sore and not red, what is it? cant sleep cause of it

I have these pea sized lumps in my armpits? one is red and very sore and the other is just a bit sore and not red, what is it? cant sleep cause of it

Likely infection: What you describe is likely an infection of the hair follicle called folliculitis. This can happen if dried sweat stays around too long and can also be started initially by just an irritation to the area by the deodorant used. Warm compresses to the area may help. Stop using the deodorant. You may need an antibiotic . See your MD for diagnosis, recommendations and treatment. ...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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My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest  appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether i wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

My armpits frequently get red, raw and very sore. I tale showers a lot, wash very well, this happens whether i wear deoderent or not. Its a big problem?

Fungal infection: You likely have either 'athlete's foot' (tinea pedis), 'jock itch' (tinea cruris) or both. Basically, those areas can serve as reservoirs for the fungus and you need to treat all three areas at the same time until after appears resolved. If not improving after 10-14 days, need checked by your dr to be sure is not anything else. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump under armpit (right) the bump is slightly to the right and it is sore. Is it a bad sign?

I have a small red bump under armpit (right) the bump is slightly to the right and it is sore. Is it a bad sign?

Small infection: The description is likely a small boil. A boil is an infection of a hair follicle, usually due to a Staph bacteria. In the center is a small collection of pus. The boil may resolve on its own or get larger and burst draining pus. Warm compresses may help bring it to a head. If it continues to enlarge see a physician who can drain the abscess. See http://bit.ly/1Hi4wm1 ...Read more

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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I have a red spot a little above my armpit and its sore. What could this be?

Axillary red spot : Likely infection, folliculitis, wash-3 times a day and used bacitracin,(no band aids they make things worse) if does not resolve in 24 hours or if > 3mm( pencil eraser) go to urgent care/doctor ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump under my armpit very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

I have a large hard lump under my armpit  very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

Likely skin abscess: Your description sounds like a skin abscess related to a hair follicle in the arm pit. You should see a regular doctor for further evaluation. It may need to be drained and oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lump on my lower armpit. It's not red and it doesn't pop out much. It's sore to the touch and it's about 2cm wide. What is it? Thanks.

Hi, I have a lump on my lower armpit. It's not red and it doesn't pop out much. It's sore to the touch and it's about 2cm wide. What is it?

Thanks.

Several things. : Several lesions present in the skin, mostly benign, can present this way. An enlarged lymph node, a lipoma, or a cutaneous cyst can feel slightly tender. If it changes in character, or you have increasing symptoms of pain or discomfort, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with antibacterial soap. Dry well. Air dry too. No deodorants. Use small amounts baby powder. ...Read more