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Skin Growths Under Armpit
Not likely: None of vitamin overdosages are characterized by skin growths. You need to consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area I've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time I noticed skin growths?
Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more
After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?
How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?
Not really.: Ak stands for "actinic keratosis" — they are small crusty bumps caused by chronic sun damage. Dermatologists usually freeze them with liquid nitrogen; for severe cases a strong cream containing 5-FU or Imiquimod is used. Skin tags can be clipped off, or if they are large enough, you can tie a thread around each one to cut off blood supply. But most people (wisely, I think) let their doctor do this. ...Read more
So I have these skin growths on my left leg. They are perfect domes, red, raised, about 5 CM wide and 3 CM tall, can psoriasis do that?
I have skin growths on my forehead. Not sure if they're flat warts. They're reproducing rapidly and are not too noticeable! Is thuja okay for remedy?
I have these weird skin growths on my throat and bumps they look pinkish/red but it never hurts. My doctor said it was nothing. Should I still worry?
No: These are likely to normal collections of lymphoid cells under the mucus membrane. ...Read more
Growth under both my armpits since 3 days — one is sore to the touch. They extend into the skin, not just on the surface. Cause for concern?
See doctor: You have small abscesses forming because of your shaving. ...Read more
Growth: I would ad vise you to see your doctor to get a definitive dignosis ...Read more
Cyst?: This could be large blackhead from cyst. This is easily removable with minor in office procedure so that it does not recur. ...Read more
I have always had this light black skin in my armpits, and on the outside of my knees. What is it?
Hyperpigmentation: Increased melanocytes cause increased pigmentation naturally in your affected areas. If this is a sudden onset or there is any pain or a spreading of the pigmentation you should be seen by a primary physician or dermatologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!
Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?
Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations. If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better. ...Read more
I have found a lumpy spot on the skin of my armpit which doesn't hurt. What is it? Is there any way I could remove it?
Lumpy spot: It could be lymph node, cyst or fat etc. See your doctor, who can resect it and make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have bra strap marks on my shoulders and it gets darker around the armpit side. Can it be removed by a skin specialist?
Yes: These lesions may be lightened with prescription medications or treated with certain lasers. You should see a dermatologist to get properly diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
I'm skinny and I have like extra skin under my armpit I start it seeing it like 6 yrs ago it's embarrassing, what can I do?
Surgery?: Hi, you can see a plastic surgeon to fix it for you. ...Read more
When I put my head down, chin to chest; I feel a pull and pain DEEP in my right armpit. Why? (Past 3 weeks) no heavy lifting lately.
Impingement: With this maneuver you are causing an impingement on a nerve or muscle in the axilla(armpit) or in the neck itself causing radiation of discomfort toward the axilla. Apparently mild flexion of the neck doesn't produce this discomfort, but if it increases in frequency or severity, consult an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist for diagnosis and treatment suggestions and any appropriate xrays, mri ...Read more
I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.
Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more
I am 19 and for the past three weeks I started having pain under my right armpit. But nothing shows on the surface of my skin. Is it dangeour?
Maybe: Infections, swollen lymph nodes or even breast tissue can present under armpits without changes on the skin. Go see your doc. ...Read more
I'm 18, and I have always had this excess loose skin underneath my armpits, and I exercise and it doesn't bulge out as much but its still there.?
Don't worry: If you have attempted to work on this area with exercise and it persists, I recommend accepting it as part of who you are. Your other option is consultation with a plastic surgeon about possibility of surgical removal. ...Read more
I have mild discoloration/the skin is slightly red around my serratus anterior /below my armpit. Has been for a few weeks. What do you think it is?
I have a skin condition underneath my armpits, started off as a rash(non ichy) then turned my skin a darker colour, and dried it up, so its choppy.
Hyperpigmentation: What you are describing is a common phenomenon known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Any time there is inflammation of the skin, whether due to a rash or a pimple or a trauma, one can then get a residual reminder of that inflammation with resulting temporary darkening of the skin. Over time, this will fade but it may take weeks to months to do so. ...Read more