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Pain Under Both Armpits
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Many choices: Unfortunately there are many possibilities but think muscular type pain but hard to tell with little information. ...Read more
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
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
Muscular: Muscular pains.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Armpits: The darkness of skin in armpits may be genetically determined and irreversible. Itchiness can be caused by yeast or fungal infection, allergy or irritation from shaving or deodorant. Associated redness is seen in yeast infections. Apply an antiyeast, antifungal cream combined with cortisone like medication. An example is mycolog cream. Try different deodorant. See a dermatologist if no relief. ...Read more
Not neccesary: Your armpit will normally be darker than the rest of your skin from shaving. Cosmetic bleaching cream may lighten your skin but put you at risk of shaving superficial skin tears. ...Read more
Found knots in one of my armpits and it not painful but they really itch. What do you think it is?
Hidradenitis possibl: From your desciption hidraadenitis is a possibility. Raised cystic lesion in the armpits which can be inflammed and even itchy. Cream and antibiotics can help temporarily. However once diagnosis is confirmed by physician minor surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
Will someone please help. I'm suffering from on and off pains under armpits which I'm worried about?
See a doctor: See a doctor and get checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why are my armpits so dark? Is that something I should be worried about? Have been really dark for years
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I get sudden sharp pains in my armpits occasionally and they last about a second or rarely they last to about a minute. What is this happening?
Nerve pain: Sudden, Sharp but fleeting pains like those most often are due to impingement or irritability of nerves probably located in the axillary area (armpits) but muscle or tendon origin cannot be excluded. Are the pains brought on by arm movements or a deep breath? Do you wear too tight blouses or bras? Your physician can examine you to try to localize the cause if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more