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Doctor insights on: Infected Armpit Glands

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Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...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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What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

See your doctor: Hi. Have you had any skin breakdown or infection on that arm? Is there a family history of breast cancer? Any lumps/bumps in the breast on that side? Any night sweats, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes anywhere else (neck, groin, etc? I think you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my armpit (glands), what could be the cause?

I have a burning feeling in my armpit (glands), what could be the cause?

See docotor: Without an exam it is impossible to tell. You could have an infection of the glands in your armpit, an allergic reaction, or inflammation of nerves. Any of these conditions could get worse and are best treated professionally. ...Read more

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What should I do about a lymphnode in armpit getting swollen / infected?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have "holes" in my armpits. They get infected easily. Are they just large pores?

I have "holes" in my armpits. They get infected easily. Are they just large pores?

Armpits: a lot sebaceous cysts in the axilla (armpits) are from deodorants. Use baby powder for a while. I found Arm and Hammer stick deodorant best for cyst prevention after your initial episode has cleared up ...Read more

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What might cause glands in my armpit to swell?

What might cause glands in my armpit to swell?

Inflammatory drain: The lymph system is a network of vessels and glands which act as drainage for infection or inflammation. In the case of the arm pit, one must look at the anatomical position of these pathways, and can give clues to where the problem lies. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged gland in my armpit. Should I be worried?

I have an enlarged gland in my armpit. Should I be worried?

See below: This could be an infected skin or sweat gland, infected ingrown hair if you shave the area, or an inflamed lymph node. Would need to see a doctor if it does not resolve or if it gets worse (larger & more painful). Try local warm heat or warm compress. ...Read more

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An abnormal gland under your armpit showed on an ultrasound, can this be serious?

An abnormal gland under your armpit showed on an ultrasound, can this be serious?

Usually not: Most nodules or lumps in the axilla are lymph nodes which may enlarge for many reasons. If it is new it should be followed. Another type of lump can be a sebaceous cyst which is an enlarged oil gland in the skin. They can become inflamed or infected an may need to be excised. ...Read more

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Can frequent blood draws and/or IV's cause enlarged glands in the armpit?

No: enlarged glands in armpit is not from blood draws. Likely due to some type of infection. See a physician. Good health. ...Read more