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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I have extremely itchy bumps on my toes. Will they go away naturally or should I see a doctor?

I have extremely itchy bumps on my toes. Will they go away naturally or should I see a doctor?

Athletes foot: You likely have a fungal infection. You can try over the counter antifungal medications to clear it up. If that does not work you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma ?

Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma ?

You should: But remember, it's actually better that a lump be painful from a cancer perspective as lymphomatous nodes tends to be painless while reactive nodes(like from infections) tend to be painful. It may not be a lymph node at all though, and having it checked out is good medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

Not necessarily.: Most lumps and bumps we get are harmless. You might have a forming sebaceous cyst forming, or even the beginning of an abscess. Enlarged lymph nodes (from bacterial or viral infection) can feel like lumps. If it's not looking like an active bacterial infection or abscess - it's okay to wait 1-2 weeks to get it checked out by your doctor. Not something for the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my armpit, what sort of doctor should I visit, should I go to dermatologist to check what is this lump?

I have  a lump in my armpit, what sort of doctor should I visit, should I go to  dermatologist to check what is this lump?

Yes: Could be a cyst but there are tumors (benign and malignant), (lymphoma or breast cancer or metastatic cancer) that can present this way. Start with a dermatologist and then may need to see another specialist. ...Read more

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What should I do if i find a lump on my breast? Should i get it checked out?

What should I do if i find a lump on my breast? Should i get it checked out?

Absolutely: All new and palpable breast masses should be checked out by your physician. You may need diagnostic studies such as a mammogram or ultrasound. See your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a red rash under my penis and it hurts to touch what should .i do?

What to do if I have a red rash under my penis and it hurts to touch what should .i do?

Here are some ...: In hot climate, the most common skin disorder of the penis is related with sweating, superimposed yeast skin infection, inadequate hygiene of foreskin, Hx of DM, etc. So, keep up the concerned areas including foreskin as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible. If not enough, judiciously apply antifungal cream with steroid lightly 1-2 times daily for ...Read more

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When I shave the area under my chin and neck have always gotten red. How can I make it stop and go away?

When I shave the area under my chin and neck have always gotten red. How can I make it stop and go away?

Shaving irritation: Depends. If you are using a regular shaving blade, perhaps try a sensitive skin one. Or try using electric shaver most of the time and when using regular shaving blade, do not shave against the grain to try to get a cleaner shave, as this can cause irritation. Also you may consider a beard to give your skin a rest from shaving. ...Read more

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There was this pimple or something under my skin on my ear love and it popped. Im concerned if i need any help and who i should be talking to.

There was this pimple or something under my skin on my ear love and it popped. Im concerned if i need any help and who i should be talking to.

Acne: It appears a pustule (infected acne) popped. Warm compress, can apply over the counter neosporin and observe. For future nightly acne care, use Benzoyl Peroxide gel 10% over the counter nightly for regular acne when not infected. If pustule spreads, speak to the Dermatology MD given thru health tap specialty. ...Read more

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I see two tiny pimples on the skin surface of armpit, and a lump underneath if i feel it. Should i worry? How long to wait for checkup?

I see two tiny pimples on the skin surface of armpit, and a lump underneath if i feel it. Should i worry? How long to wait for checkup?

Could be abscess: This could be a description of an abscess, which may need antibiotics or drainage. It could also be enlarged lymph nodes, which would be concerning as well. Either way you should have this checked by an MD. If it's painful, go to urgent care if you can't get into PMD. If not, make next available appointment with PMD. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bump under my armpit?

What should I do if I have a bump under my armpit?

Get it: checked out! Needs "hands on" examination..culd be anything from a plugged sweat gland, ingrown hair, to a swollen lymph gland (important) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I noticed a bruise with red in the middle of my shaft on the vein im really worried i want it to go away how can I get it to go away? Please help

I noticed a bruise with red in the middle of my shaft on the vein im really worried i want it to go away how can I get it to go away? Please help

Eccymosis: Bruise or ecchymosis is bleed under the skin due to trauma leading to capillary rupture. Just banging against something can do it. Takes about 3 weeks minimum to go away. Nothing can be done to make it go away, happens on it's own. ...Read more