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Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Viral infection?: Runny nose, sore throat, and swelling of glands are usually associated with a viral infection such as adenovirus or ebstein-barr virus infection. Most viral infections are taken care of by our immune system in due course. If you feel sick, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not suffer from infections, which need an antibiotic such as cat-scratch disease or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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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've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin can cause swollen armpit and groin glands? Why? Dangerous?

Amoxicillin can cause swollen armpit and groin glands? Why? Dangerous?

Amoxicillin: This benign antibiotic is not likely to produce changes beyond allergic reactions. Something else is gong on here and you need to allow your doctor to diagnose and manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a swollen gland under armpit maybe be caused by cancer or ra?

Can a swollen gland under armpit maybe be caused by cancer or ra?

Possible....yes: Any abnormal lymph mode needs to checked out by md... Cancer, RA among other more simple possibilities like infection are also possible. ...Read more

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I found a small sensitive red bump under my armpit and I thought it was a pimple but now there is a second one and my gland is swollen/sensitive?

Staph infection: Most likely you have staph infection which should be evaluated at your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for prompt treatment. These bumps, if left untreated evolve into abscesses, which often need to be lanced for drainage. Feel better! ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits. I immediately think of swollen lymph glands. Any ideas?

Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits.  I immediately think of swollen lymph glands.  Any ideas?

Agree with you: I think you may be right on track! Many viral infections, especially, can cause lymph nodes to swell, and the armpit nodes are commonly painful. I would check to see if she has a fever at all, and look for any other signs of viral infection (sudden fatigue, sinus drainage, runny nose, dark circles under eyes, etc.). Also gently check the neck for large nodes. Fluids, vitamin C, l-lysine, and REST. ...Read more

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Rash on my upper thighs and armpit which turn black, fever and swollen gland under chin what could it be?

Rash on my upper thighs and armpit  which turn black, fever and swollen gland under chin what could it be?

Separate problems. : The rash on the intertriginous areas are due to irritation and rubbing depending on your size and condition such as diabetes and sweating which can cause fungal infection. Nodes depend on the drainage system of lymph vessels and what you feel has to be above it to drain there. Look for possible infection from above such as pharyngitis or facial infection, even acne. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

Need to first make d: First you need to have your doctor make the diagnosis of what is the cause of enlarged nodes. This will need further testing. The treatment will be guided by the diagnosis. So get a full check up done by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have lots of gallstones and swollen painful glands in armpit, groin and vargina could they all be related ?? I've had theses symptoms for bout 6 yrs

I have lots of gallstones and swollen painful glands in armpit, groin and vargina could they all be related ??
I've had theses symptoms for bout 6 yrs

Unrelated: Symptomatic gall stones , removal is preferred treatment , a low risk ambulatory procedure , if symptomatic could be observed due to patient choice. See your doctor to find out what is causing the other two problems and get treated ...Read more