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I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

I'm having  numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

Armpit pain: Keep an eye on the area for any rash developing, or blisters that might be an indication that you have shingles. Otherwise, this could be irritation of a nerve coming from the upper spine. If it continues, see an M.D. for an evaluation. ...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


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Woke up with sudden armpit lump.very small beneath skin.pain to touch.no redness.a bit raised skin.I scratched abit.no family history of cancer.cause?

Woke up with sudden armpit lump.very small beneath skin.pain to touch.no redness.a bit raised skin.I scratched abit.no family history of cancer.cause?

Folliculitis: This sound like it could be inflammation of hair follicle or other small irritation. Watch it and if still present after month or one menstrual cycle have it looked at. Sounds benign at this juncture but hard to say for certain without examining it. ...Read more

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I have a painless red skin nodule in my lower armpit. Should i be concerned?

I have a painless red skin nodule in my lower armpit. Should i be concerned?

Needs to be checked: It should be checked by your doctor to find out what it is. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing in my armpit( not in red color,color of skin) with little irritation when touched?

I have a pimple like thing in my armpit( not in red color,color of skin) with little irritation when touched?

Axillary mass: Could be just that,..a type of infected pimple, cyst, abscess, boil, furuncle, or a lymph node. Have it checked out if it does not go away with warm compresses and local care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this armpit ball under the skin, it's just like a squishy, soft ball and on the surface it's red, and some kind of liquid pours out.

I have this armpit ball under the skin, it's just like a squishy, soft ball and on the surface it's red, and some kind of liquid pours out.

Sebaceous cyst: We have glands/cysts all over our body to produce oils & sweat as appropriate. Sometimes they get clogged up and can't release their contents. They can become inflamed & infected, leading to pain. Depending upon circumstance, sometimes this gland/cyst ruptures and its contents spill out. Try warm compresses to bring everything to a head. If it drains on own, you're good. If getting worse, see doc ...Read more

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Have rash in circle under my left armpit for a week now. The skin is dry, some parts looks like ants bite and red. Anyway to make it go away?

 Have rash in circle under my left armpit for a week now. The skin is dry, some parts looks like ants bite and red. Anyway to make it go away?

Evaluation: Have the rash evaluated by your physician. The appearance of the rash can help determine the treatment. This may be a contact dermatitis to deodorant or antiperspirant ( but you would typically have the rash under both arms), chemical burn from use of a depilatory, or an infection. ...Read more

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My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

No: It sounds like you may have an infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotics with removal of your skin tag. ...Read more

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I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

Sounds like a cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. They are common. The biggest problem with them is they can become infected. It is likely to recurr after squeezing and usually needs excision to get rid of it. Consult your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red , and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants
second warm soaks
third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

What causes small red sores on skin that itch and open when rubbed; in abdomen and chest and back. Have had pain under armpits and breasts also.?

See a doctor: It is inappropriate to diagnose your condition based on the description. It would be risky to suggest some possible conditions that cause this. Do the right thing. Show it to a doctor! ...Read more

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Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Unlikely. Abscess?: What you describe is very typical of an abscess. Cancer at that location is super-duper rare in teenagers. If it hurts, it's probably an abscess. Good idea to have it looked at. ...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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Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy , hot , the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy , hot , the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit(s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more

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My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

Multiple causes : The rash could be due to folliculitis, or a dermatitis from your antiperspirant or another cause. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. Use unscented soaps and sensitive skin antiperspirants only. ...Read more

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Clogged sweat gland or lymphoma? Small painful lump in armpit, close to skin, slightly red. Remarkably smaller after a few days. No other symptoms.

Lymphoma unlikely: Lymphomas are usually painless. Painful lump means some infection and you should talk to primary care doctor (pcp) and examined in pcp office. If needed, dermatology referral. Watch for fever, weight loss, night sweats which are usually associated with lymphoma. Fever can be associated with infections also and painful swellings. ...Read more

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Painful lump in armpit. Almost disappeared after 2 weeks of no hockey games, flared up again after most recent game. No weight loss or night sweats etc. Appears to be under skin, skin is slightly red.

Get it check: With skin red and lump in armpit, an infection is most likely. You should have someone look at it and see if it is an infection that needs antibiotics or simple drainage. Or something else. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more