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Doctor insights on: Painful Abscess Under Armpit

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Have a painful ulcer on my toe. Also been having lumps in armpit and abscesses recently. Any connection ?

Have a painful ulcer on my toe. Also been having lumps in armpit and abscesses recently. Any connection
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Probably not: You should have the ulcer treated by a podiatrist as well as having the other issues examined and treated. ...Read more

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I have a big abscess under my (arm) armpit . painful and my arm is swallowing .dermatologist suggested to take antibiotic,remove it under gn anestesia?

I have a big abscess under my (arm) armpit . painful and my arm is swallowing .dermatologist suggested to take antibiotic,remove it under gn anestesia?

Abscess: An abscess can be incised and drained with a local anesthetic. Best start on the antibiotic or two different antibiotics to cover MRSA Staph and non-MRSA. Add heat compresses, then have the I & D the next day. It will need to be packed with gauze daily to keep it from closing back up. General anesthesia adds a separate risk factor that should not be necessary. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Painful abcesses armpits 3 times in 3 months drained mrsa now there back one doctor mentioned hidrentitis supportiva was likely if came back what now?

Hidraden Suppurativa: Hidraadenitis Suppurativa/ MRSA This is a frequently difficult to get rid of problems, sp with obesity, cs both local care, oral antibiotics, topical antibbiotics, and antiseptics help along with warm compresses ...Read more

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I have a boil (I think) under my armpit, it has not come to a head it is hard and red It's painful/burning if touched or if I hit it with my arm. ?

I have a boil (I think) under my armpit, it has not come to a head it is hard and red

It's painful/burning if touched or if I hit it with my arm. ?

Needs to be drained.: Probably an infected sweat gland or ruptured epidermal cyst. Needs to be examined, and probably drained, which will solve the problem and stop the pain. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Abscess / boil near my armpit -- how can I treat it?

Abscess / boil near my armpit -- how can I treat it?

Professional drain: Abscesses only have one treatment- drainage. The localized collection of fluid won't get penetrated by antibiotics. Go see a doctor that does minor in-office procedures to get it drained. ...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