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How To Get Rid Of Boils Under The Armpit
Supportive care: First no antiperspirants use deodorants only Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed. If this is a large lesion hot tender then see a physician It could be a larger infection ...Read more
But are they warts?: Warts are a common viral infection of the skin, but they are not often seen in the armpit. More common causes of growths in the armpit would be molluscum contagiosum in children or skin tags in adults. In any event, they can be snipped off, burned off, frozen off, or treated with destructive chemicals such as salicylic acid or Podophyllin or cantharidin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doc: First and foremost this should be seen by a doc- there are cancers that can appear like a cellulitis. Assuming it is not, appropriate antibiotics, warm compress, drainage of any underlying abscess( which may require ultrasound for diagnosis), and likely also mammogram to rule out malignancy. Smoking can also lead to inflammation and should be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably an abscess: It sounds like you have an abscess. That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Shaving: If they are not "razor bumps" your DR needs to have a look. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Boils will need a bacterial culture and internal antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more
Not quick -- but: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Patience: Start using different soaps and shaving creams. Some are for sensitive skin, which may be better for you. Razors are also made differently and there are razors specific for sensitive skin. Best time to shave is after the hot shower/bath when your pores are open and you can get a better shave. Best wishes. ...Read more
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