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My Armpits Break Out All The Time What Is It
ARMPITS BROKEN OUT: Do your armpits itch? Is there a rash? Are they lumps or boils? If they just itch, it may be due to the soap you are using. Change to dove or cetaphil; change you antiperspirant/deodorant; wash your blouses ANS sweaters and shirts in all free & clear (don't know if you are female or male) if it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a large lump under my arm pit that is quite sore. I have had this happen 3 times now under my right arm pit, the lump is hard and the size of a quarter, once it breaks it bleeds with a lot of puss, it tends to heal within two weeks. The last two ep
It seems that no matter how many times I shave my armpits they still look dark and stubly as if I didn't. Please help me and my ugly armpits.
There are now razors: That are designed specifically for the contours of a woman's axilla. ...Read more
I have pain and discomfort under my right armpit it last for a few days at a time then goes away and then it comes back?
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more
Hello I have this serious breakout it started on my armpits and now its under my break it itches and bleeds sometimes what could it be?
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. If you shave there you need to get new blades, clean it after each use, let it dry out (keep somewhere to dry out in the day, not in shower in a wet tray) and change the blade more often. See you doctor, you may need medication to treat this. ...Read more
My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful. They seem to get bigger with time.
Acrochordons: These tags of skin are more prominent in some families and more numerous on obese people. They are removed quickly and easily without sutures or dressings. It is nearly painless, OK to get wet, heals in about a week. They are also common around the neck, under the breasts, and in the groin. They are common on the eyelids and just as easily removed. They never become malignant. ...Read more
Determine the nerve: On the net, look up distribution of intercostobrachial nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, and T2 distribution. See which correlates to the distribution of your sensation disturbance. Report your findings to your doctor. Since you are young and it only happens "from time to time" this may be benign and tests may be normal. However, if you can determine the nerve this can help investigation. ...Read more
I have had for 3 months now soreness in the creases of my armpits. Mostly one at a time. Sometimes both at the same time. I have no lumps.?
Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower. Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???
Itchy underarms: Be careful with body sprays and other medicinals that are not designed for groin and underarms. Even perfumes, powders, and other things can make you sensitive. If you have sensitive and dry skin anyway, you may need to read the labels for any senstitivies that can cause itching in delicate places. ...Read more
Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?
Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations. If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better. ...Read more
I regularly get small but painful lumps under my armpits they come and go all the time sometimes being excursiatingly sore??
Before a year I had a lump in my armpit it hurted me a lot but with time it got away and till now I didn't have it back, what is it?
Painful armpit lump: While a painful lump in your armpit could be caused by many things, one of the more common reasons we see in the urgent care and primary care setting, especially if it is recurrent, is termed hidradenitis suppurativa. This basically is a skin disease that affects your sweat glands and can cause you to have recurrent abscesses. Ultimately however you need to go to your pcp for evaluation asap. ...Read more
I have a small cut in my left armpit from last 5 months. All the time small amount of white liquid and blood comes out of it. Please suggest.
See PCP: Or see dermatologist. Need to rule out infection among other things. Don't let it spread. ...Read more
I have a lump under my armpit n its been there for a long time and I don't know what it is I was jus wondering cause it don't hurt or bother?
Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more
Every time I shave my armpits I get at least 1 if not more ingrown hairs in both of them is there a reson they keeping coming everytime I shave?
Technique?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell. I can't wear deodorant, powder or baking soda please?
I have a sort of quick pain in both armpits for the last few month, it lasts secs and occurs a few times a day. I have a 1 yr old and I breastfeed?
Ectopic breast tissu: You likely have some breast tissue that extends up into the axilla coming form the tail of the breast which is engorged while lactating. It will recede with weaning. ...Read more
My 6 year old daughter's armpits is smelling; she is very active but I don't think that it has to smell at a very early age as hers; it has been smelling from the time she was 5 years of age or before that; can't remember exactly when it started?
Should I take my baby to the e.R.? I checked his temperature from his armpit with a digital thermometer 3 different times. It read 101.3 all 3 times. I recall his dr saying before that if I checked temperature this way I should add on 1 degree. My baby fe
Fever *by itself*...: ...Is never an emergency. Fever plus very cranky, severe cough, much vomiting, out of it, short of breath, not drinking, etc - now that is an emergency, but that would still be an emergency even if fever wasn't there. Exception: any fever is an emergency in a baby under 2 months of age, or in a severely immunosuppressed person such as one on chemotherapy. ...Read more
I have this weird lump under my armpit and it hurts every time I close my arm. Should I be worried?
Need to be seen: And examined, start with your primary doctor, could be a lymph node reacting to an infection in the area, best wishes ...Read more
I had pain in the left armpit and down the inside of the left arm. What could this be? I was under stress at the time.
Heart disease. . .: We tend to think of deadly things first, and then work our way down to less deadly causes. Women can have heart disease which doesn't always present in same fashion as men. Stress can sometimes aggravate heart so to be safe, go see your familydoc and arrange for some sort of evaluation of your heart. Once cleared, eat right, exercise regularly & optimize your blood pressure, cholesterol & sugars. ...Read more
I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?
How much time it will take to go away the light brown spots of lichen planus on my shoulder and under armpits? Spots are not that much dark now.
I once treated: A patient with his disease by a post hypnotic suggestion that the scales would fall off. They did! ...Read more
I have a painful small lump underneath my armpit. I'm only 15 and have had it forever. (A long time) it's not painful unless I touch/put pressure?
Could be lipoma or c: If it not painful it could be lipoma (fatty lump) vs cyst vs enlarged lymph node. Have your doctor look at this to determine the cause. Hope this helps ...Read more
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