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What causes hairy armpits?

What causes hairy armpits?

Normal: All adults grow armpit hair along with pubic hair. The amount of hair is genetically determined, especially for men, and i'd be much more worried if an adult loses it. In the usa, most women and many men shave here. ...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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Often getting red bumps in armpit tender to touch look like pimples but not. Hairy armpits?

Often getting red bumps in armpit tender to touch look like pimples but not. Hairy armpits?

Folliculitis: Proper hygiene and keeping the area dry should help. It may be secondary to underarm products you are using which may be an allergy. ...Read more

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Pain under armpits?

Pain under armpits?

Not sure: The following are possible causes of armpit (axillary) pain: swollen lymph nodes, cysts, shingles, muscular pain (pectorallis) & allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Why did my armpits turn black?

Why did my armpits turn black?

Don't know but...: I'm sorry there was a delay answering. Please read up on acanthosis nigricans. If this is a match, get with your physician and determine whether it would be appropriate to look for an underlying illness to explain the change. ...Read more

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Is it ok for boys to shave their armpits?

Is it ok for boys to shave their armpits?

Yes: It's junior's preference. Be glad he's making his own choices and that you're prepared him for independence. Many, possibly most, hollywood fitness guys shave most or all of their visible body hair nowadays. I remember my swim teammates who had upper body hair shaving it all before meets -- it was less common than nowadays, but still done by some athletes. Fashions change and this is fine. ...Read more

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Why is my armpits dark ?

Why is my armpits dark ?

DARK ARMPITS: DARK ARMPITS CAN BE CAUSED BY SHAVING. THEY CAN ALSO OCCUR FROM THE USE OF UNDERARM DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS. PERFUMES AND COLOGNES CAN ALSO CAUSE THIS TYPE OF HYPERPIGMENTATION. THERE IS ALSO A GLANDULAR CONDITION, CALLED ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS,THAT CAN TRIGGER THIS. CHECK WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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What causes the smell in armpits?

What causes the smell in armpits?

Bacteria: A moist environment is a breeding groundfor bacteria. Antiperspirants make the armpit dry so decrease the bacteria in that area. The odor comes from the byproducts of the bacteria. ...Read more

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Pain under armpit?

Pain under armpit?

Axillary Pain: There is little information here. Potential causes for armpit pain include inflamed lymph nodes, cysts, musculoskeletal injury, infection & nerve injury. However in some cases a cardiac event can have pain radiating to the axilla as one of the symptoms (which would require immediate intervention). ...Read more

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Itchy and burning armpits?

Itchy and burning armpits?

A challenging one: This is a tough one to try and respond to with just the limited information. My first thought might be something you are coming into contact with, deodorant, antiperspirant? You list "breast ops" in your past. Perhaps this may be due to lymphedema from those procedures. I would say you should address this with your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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I sweat too much on my armpits?

I sweat too much on my armpits?

Ok,,,....: Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. In the majority of cases, the hyperhidrosis is localized. In secondary hyperhidrosis: The person sweats too much because of an underlying health condition, such as obesity, gout, menopause, a tumor, mercury poisoning, diabetes mellitus, or hyperthyroidism . See your Dr. as there are medications that can help (Drysol). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes hives under armpits?

What causes hives under armpits?

? ur deodorent: Most common cause is due to deodorants, different types, or other cosmetics as depilatory creams, could it be insect stings, may be but unlikely. ...Read more

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Why is there a pain in my armpit?

Abscess: There could be abscess or inflammed or infected oil glands such as hidraadenitis suppuritiva. This requires examination, and treatment with antibiotics and possible incision amd drainage. ...Read more

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What cause pain under both armpit?

Sorry, no clue but: If you go to a doctor who has the advantage of being able to check under the hood of the car...or in this case, into the visible underside of your shoulder they may be able to either visualize something or feel something. Bottom line, see the doctor ...Read more

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Can you get tendonitis in armpits?

Can you get tendonitis in armpits?

Very unlikely: Anything is possible but I have never heard of that issue occurring. ...Read more

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How to it get rid of dark armpits?

How to it get rid of dark armpits?

Dermatologist: Would see a dermatologist who can examine and advise. ...Read more

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Can weird pain in armpits be cancer?

Can weird pain in armpits be cancer?

Not necessarily: Asabove/ not necessarily. If concerned with infection/inflammation/cysts/lymphnodes etc see pcp. ...Read more

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I have a large lumpon myleft armpit ?

Variable: it could have several causes. it could be a lymph gland, a sweat gland, or it could actually be a lump in your breast, an area called the tail of spence. get it checked out. ...Read more