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Please help! infected painful pimple under my armpit making me unable to move my arm?

Please help! infected painful pimple under my armpit making me unable to move my arm?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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One month ago i felt a small bump or pimple under my left armpit. It is still there. Do mot have my pain. What could it be?

One month ago i felt a small bump or pimple under my left armpit.  It is still there.  Do mot have my pain.  What could it be?

Lymph node: Could be a swollen node. Get it checked by your doc as skin swellings, rashes, etc can be very hard to diagnose on this kind of forum. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

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

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How to.Get rid of armpit pimple?

How to.Get rid of armpit pimple?

See answer: Try warm compresses and if it does not go away in a day or two, then see a dr. For an evaluation to assure it is a pimple/cyst and or something else all together. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple in armpit?

How to get rid of pimple in armpit?

Supportive care: 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

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Why do I have a pimple on my armpit? What do I do to get rid of it? Thanks

Why do I have a pimple on my armpit? What do I do to get rid of it? Thanks

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

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more