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What could causea large red armpit rash under only one arm for over3 wks?

What could causea large red armpit rash under only one arm for over3 wks?

Several: It is possible to have an infection, fungal or bacterial. You could have an allergic reaction or just a severe irritation to shaving. Some dermatitis can start in one location or be isolated to one area. If fever, pain, or drainage or weeping fluid, see ur dr. If not can try an anti fungal powder to keep dry or mild steroid cream for relief of itch, irritation. ...Read more

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Lump in my right armpit, no redness and tender only when it is touched/ pushed on Immovable, been there 3 weeks. Ultrasound showed no fluid in it??

Lump in my right armpit, no redness and tender only when it is touched/ pushed on Immovable, been there 3 weeks. Ultrasound showed no fluid in it??

Not a cyst: is all that means. More information about what the ultrasound saw to be more informative. In the axilla lymph nodes are usually present. So more information about what the ultrasound showed is needed before I can give you more complete answer ...Read more

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Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime. What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime.  What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Most common: cause for such lump in armpit is a plugges SEBACEOUS CYST. This may require opening and drainage by a surgeon (although most family physicians perfrom such surgery) In the meantime HOT WET PACKS (or lying back in a hot tub) may encourage opening and draining "on its own". Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

Intertrigo: This condition is caused by moisture build up along the crease between the skin folds. Keeping the area clean and dry is essential. In case the skin condition gets worse, have your baby checked for superinfection with yeast infection. ...Read more

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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

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Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Possibly abscess.: You may have a boil, or abscess, if this is new. It may require treatment, either antibiotics or lancing. Get seen for this soon. If the pain and redness is spreading down your arm, you have fever, or red streaks, go to the ER now. ...Read more

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1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

Veinous inflammation: The antecubital vein which was probably the target of the blood draw runs up towards the armpit where it joins other veins. You may have had a small blood clot where the needle was placed that then traveled up to your armpit. It will dissolve on its own. Or the pressure on the vein from the repeated tourniquet may have stretched and inflamed it. Ouch. Very sorry about your ordeal. ...Read more

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My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest  appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one. ...Read more

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Swelling underneath collar bone going to armpit area for 2+ weeks, had CBC and ultrasound done, both came back clear. no redness/discoloration. help?

Swelling underneath collar bone going to armpit area for 2+ weeks, had CBC and ultrasound done, both came back clear. no redness/discoloration. help?

Different imaging: The type of physical finding is often times better visualized with CT or MRI. There are many structures in this area that can be a cause for this swelling. Especially lymph nodes. Muscle injury blood vessels all are there. Ultrasound is of limited value for an initial investigation especially when you are not sure of the cause. Talk to you doctor for more help. ...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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Pain in left armpit radiating to breast and arm. Doc says no swollen glands, no redness. Don't feel ill but pain persists. Second opinion? Infection?

Pain in left armpit radiating to breast and arm. Doc says no swollen glands, no redness. Don't feel ill but pain persists. Second opinion? Infection?

Infection unlikely: Infection anywhere in the body will show signs of inflammation besides pain. Inflammation will produce fever and local tenderness and reddness. In the absence of these signs, infection is unlikely. Pain in the arm can originate in the neck in case there is pressure on the nerves. You should ask your doctor to give you some pain medication and continue to monitor your pain. More tests may be requir. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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Why are my armpits red 24/7? I tried not shaving for a couple days but they're always red, i moisturize them after I shave them but that doesn't help.

Why are my armpits red 24/7? I tried not shaving for a couple days but they're always red, i moisturize them after I shave them but that doesn't help.

Contact dermatitis.: Avoid irritant or allergens. Apply topical steroid cream. To read more about this check this link. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/contact-dermatitis/basics/causes/con-20032048 I hope this helps. If you want to discuss the answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more