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Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Acne: Are you asking for the cause? Please be specific if you can. And are the spots that are bothering you in the armpit the same as the face and buttocks? ...Read more

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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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What could the weal/pimple-like things on my armpits be?

What could the weal/pimple-like things on my armpits be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

Cyst : Inflammation or infection from a painful pimple or cyst may be drained, injected with corticosteroid, warm compresses applied and or treated with antibiotics . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?

Sounds like a boil: You need to get in to a physician's office or urgent care for what sounds like an abcess or boil. These are treated with antibiotics & sometimes with incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I have a large pimple on my armpit what do I do I also got a huger one next to it?

I have a large pimple on my armpit what do I do I also got a huger one next to it?

Skin Infection: This is simple. You have a skin infection. It needs to be evaluated by your family physician sooner than later. Please go see your family doctor today. ...Read more

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Why do I have pimples in my armpits?

Why do I have pimples in my armpits?

Pimples in armpits: Pimples or pustules in armpits could be a bacterial or yeast infection, particularly if they are red, itchy or painful. There are a number of other causes of pustules in underarms. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Maybe: These are common. If you are having large or painful lesions, or very frequent problems with this, consider seeing your pcp. If you have small bumps that come and resolve on their own, medical attention may not be necessary. ...Read more

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I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit. At times i can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved. What can this be?

I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit.  At times i can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved.  What can this be?

Probably lymph node: You are probably feeling a very small lymph node, i see that you have or have had enlarged lymph nodes. If it seems to be increasing in size or causes discomfort, you should see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?

Abscess/folliculitis: Most women shave their arm pits. Occasionally bacteria gets imbedded under the skin or in the hair follicules of the arm pits. Your description sounds like you may have an infected area with a blackhead on the surface. You may try hot compresses to the area and antibacterial soap and water wash 3 times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see your MD for possible antibiotics or drain abscess. ...Read more

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I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

Could be: something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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Pimple on armpit it's red and hurt what do I do can I try to pop it?

Pimple on armpit it's red and hurt  what do I do  can I try to pop it?

Hot compresses: Hot compresses may bring it to a head, at which time may be able to drain it. If large red, hot area spreads around it, then it may become a cellulitis, a spreading infection in the skin. This requires an antibiotic to treat. Or is if becomes quite large, it may develop into an abscess, which the doctor may have to incise and drain. ...Read more

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My daughter has a pimple in her armpit that doesn't bother her for 4 weeks. Should I do anything?

My daughter has a pimple in her armpit that doesn't bother her for 4 weeks.  Should I do anything?

Yes: I forgot to say an important detail. My daughter is 11 months old. I ended up taking her to the pediatrician and they referred me to the dermatologist for her. The dermatologist diagnosed her with molluscum contagiosum and was immediately treated. She is all fine now. Good thing i took her to see the doctor. ...Read more

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One month ago i felt a small bump or pimple under my left armpit. It is still there. Do mot have my pain. What could it be?

Lymph node: Could be a swollen node. Get it checked by your doc as skin swellings, rashes, etc can be very hard to diagnose on this kind of forum. ...Read more

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I have a pimple a little smaller than a pea and some other small ones in my armpit and the bigger one is painful what should I do?

I have a pimple a little smaller than a pea and some other small ones in my armpit and the bigger one is painful what should I do?

Possible infection: A painful pimple under the arm can be an infected hair or gland. Try very warm wash clots to see if it will pop and if it gets bigger or does not go away then see your doctor who may prescribe a short time of antibiotics ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more