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Pimples Under Armpit After Shaving
I have 5 lymph nodes on my armpit since little from shaving and deodorants. I notice I got a pimple and it's pink and swollen near them. Is it bad?
Doctors, please I had protected sex & 2-3 weeks later after shaving, I notice itchy like pimples swellings in my armpit, groin & neck. Is it swollen nodes?
See a doctor: Without being able to see and feel these there is no way in which to make a diagnosis. See a professional face to face and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
First no antiperspirants use deodorants only
Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed.
If this is a large lesion hot tender then see a physician It could be a larger infection ...Read more
I have a pea sized pimple like thing in my armpit with a white head and a bigger base but won't pop.
I have a pimple like thing in my armpit (not in red color, color of skin) with little irritation when touched?
I have a very painful bump under my armpit...it looks like a pimple but hurts really bad and when I pop it more just come back around it.
I notice I got a pimple almost near my lymph nodes and it's a little swollen and pink since it's a pimple. Do they go away on its own? In my armpit
There's a spot on my armpit, if you press down it hurts like a painful pimple but I can't see or feel a pimple, there's a lump but I think it's my fat?
Likely a pimple or: A sebaceous cyst. Fat is not likely to hurt. Pimples or sebaceous cysts occur commonly in the axilla or armpit. It is not a good idea to try and squeeze it as you could make it break open below the skin and then you will have a worse problem. Immediate simple and safe things to do would be apply a warm pack to the area. These can calm down and resolve on their own. ...Read more
Hi, under my armpits I have like redish pimple looking things and they hurt and when I pop them pus comes out and sometimes blood. They always come bac?
Armpit pimples: You may be having a chronic bacterial skin infection. You should see your doctor for an exam and a culture if required. You may need antibiotics to clear this up. ...Read more
You can try warm: compresses several time per day. They are often brought on by shaving, so you may need to stop shaving until they are gone. Make sure you are not using a dull razor, if you are shaving with a nonelectric razor and use plenty of shaving cream when shaving to try to prevent them. If they do not go away or are worsening, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: These are common. If you are having large or painful lesions, or very frequent problems with this, consider seeing your pcp. If you have small bumps that come and resolve on their own, medical attention may not be necessary. ...Read more
Hygiene: There are many sweat glands and hair on the armpit. Sometimes, dead skin and dirt can clog the pore of the skin around the hair/sweat glands and infection can happen in the form of small pimple. A good personal hygiene will help. ...Read more
Sounds awful!: An infected pimple that is hurting so much that you really cannot move your arm needs to be checked by a doctor. This may need to be drained, and you may need to have antibiotics. Please don't wait on this, though, because it really can get worse. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have many small whitehead like things under my armpit. Some of them are unable to squeeze out, but when they do, it's white stuff coming out.
I would be concerned: That these cysts could be an early sign of hidaradenitis, so make an appointment to see a board certified dermatologist to diagnose and treat, hope that helps ...Read more
I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit. At times I can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved. What can this be?
Probably lymph node: You are probably feeling a very small lymph node, I see that you have or have had enlarged lymph nodes. If it seems to be increasing in size or causes discomfort, you should see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?
Abscess/folliculitis: Most women shave their arm pits. Occasionally bacteria gets imbedded under the skin or in the hair follicules of the arm pits. Your description sounds like you may have an infected area with a blackhead on the surface. You may try hot compresses to the area and antibacterial soap and water wash 3 times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see your MD for possible antibiotics or drain abscess. ...Read more
I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?
Could be: Something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more
Zits in armpits? One particular zit is like a pimple that won't go away and is tender and feels like a constant open wound.
Infections: Armpits are common places to get skin infections. Most skin infections do not clear on their own. They need to be treated. ...Read more
I have a very small painless pimple like lump ony Left arm just below my armpit should I be worried p.s I eat a lot of butter?
Time will tell: If a pimple or is red inflamed it will resolve in a few days. If a hard lump present for a while, it won't go away on its own and you would need to see a doc. Butter hasn't that much to contribute in this discussion. ...Read more