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I'm having pain under both armpits and it goes to my boobs. Plus having them itch alot.

I'm having pain under both armpits and it goes to my boobs. Plus having them itch alot.

R/o Hidradenitis sup: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease most commonly affecting areas bearing apocrine sweat glands, such as the underarms, under the breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks.
It manifests as clusters of chronic abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. There have been cases reported involving the breast, too. ...Read more

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What cause pain under both armpit?

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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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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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

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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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What can I do for smelly armpits?

What can I do for smelly armpits?

SMELLY ARMPITS: Wash! Wash! Wash! Daily! Daily! Use an antibacterial soap. If you already do that, then the next thing to do is to wash all your shirts, blouses, sweaters, right after you have worn them. Use a good underarm deodorant, not an antiperspirant. Stop onions and garlic. Best luck. ...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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My armpits break out all the time what is it?

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

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How do you change dark under armpits to light?

How do you change dark under armpits to light?

Dark armpits: Weight loss to prevent diabetes if overweight will help. You may have a reaction to your antiperspirant or deodorant as well, if there is also itching especially. In that case, need to switch to unscented/ sensitive skin types for the time being. Can also darken from shaving like rubbing eyes increases the melanin of dark undereye circles. A dermatologist could help. OTC bleaching cream irritates ...Read more

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If you press down on your armpits should it hurt?

If you press down on your armpits should it hurt?

No: Light pressure should not hurt. If you press down hard enough anywhere it may hurt. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my armpits, what could it be?

Many choices: Unfortunately there are many possibilities but think muscular type pain but hard to tell with little information. ...Read more

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What is wrong if my armpits break out all the time?

What is wrong if my armpits break out all the time?

Need evaluation: Ingrown hairs? Hidradenitis suppurativa if large lesions.? I don't know what is causing your underarms to breakout. Recommend medical evaluation to find out. Take care. ...Read more

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My armpits are very dark what can I do lighten them?

My armpits are very dark what can I do lighten them?

Acanthosis nigricans: This is likely related to an underlying metabolic disorder. There is little you can do to lighten the increased pigmentation of the skin in the axilla, but it is even more important to address the underlying cause with your doctor. This is often related to a problem called pcos and associated Insulin resistance, or a pre-diabetic state. ...Read more

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I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having other symptoms (rashes, fevers, sweats, etc), I wouldn't worry too much. If it doesn't go away over the next couple of weeks, you could have someone check just to be sure. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for teenage guys to shave their armpits?

Could it be healthy for teenage guys to shave their armpits?

I suppose: Various cultures keep or remove hair in various body locations to suit their personal choices. Shaving any area creates some localized irritation and or infections for some until the process becomes routine. ...Read more

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I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

See your doctor: It might not mean much of anything, but darkening skin under the armpits can be a sign for neurofibromatosis. You should see your family practice physician and discuss symptoms. ...Read more