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I have had a bump just in the corner of my armpit which has been very painful and now, pus has started to come out which is really smelly.

I have had a bump just in the corner of my armpit which has been very painful and now, pus has started to come out which is really smelly.

Abscess: You need to see a doctor, have this cultured, perhaps undergo incision and drainage if it has not completely drained yet, and may need specific antibiotics. Do not wait, go now. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Hidradenitis: Your description sounds like hidradenitis suppurvita, due to blocked oil glands under your arm pit which have likely gotten infected = basically an abscess. It may re-accumulate. Go to a doc to get it completely drained and see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had painful bumps under both armpits for a month. The swellings have not subsided but there is no pus or discharge. What is this condition?

I have had painful bumps under both armpits for a month. The swellings have not subsided but there is no pus or discharge. What is this condition?

Infection?: See your doctor re possible infection. Sometimes antiperspirant with alum salt may cause this problem also and you should find an alternative if your antiperspirant does have this drying agent. (Have I answer this question before?) ...Read more

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I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

Hard bumps: You may have tiny cysts called milium. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis and discuss how they can be removed if they bother you. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my armpit I have to pop it to keep it from hurting and a bunch of pus all ways comes out. What could this be?

I have a bump in my armpit I have to pop it to keep it from hurting and a bunch of pus all ways comes out. What could this be?

Abscess: Most likely an infected gland. Either a sweat gland or sebaceous cyst. You should be seen by a doctor and get treatment. It may require a surgical removal to cure it. ...Read more

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Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

Infection of the: Sweat glands. Treatment depend how serious is the infection. See a skin doctor.
I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Capsules of blood and brown pus pop up on my armpits and genitalia area without explanation then pop and discharge without warning about 1x/mth. WTH?

Capsules of blood and brown pus pop up on my armpits and genitalia area without explanation then pop and discharge without warning about 1x/mth. WTH?

Hydranitis or Infect: Supperative Hydranitis is a very difficult problem to live with and to treat. Your story represents that you need to be at the right skin doctor today to get this problem treated early and appropriately. You should not just be sitting at home observing these dangerous lesions. ...Read more

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Why do I have small pus bumps in my arm? Its not under my armpits just on arms.

Why do I have small pus bumps in my arm? Its not under my armpits just on arms.

Pus?: If truly pus, then you probably have a transient infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. But if you're talking about small, hard bumps with a tiny amount of a waxy substance in them, especially on your upper arms and have chronic dry skin, then this might be the benign hyperkeratosis pilaris, which can respond to exfoliation and regularly using a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can I burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules?

Abcess: This abcess May require incision and drainage with a wick left in place to promote continued draining of purulent material which may be sent for culture. Antibiotics will be continued most likely. Under no circumstances should you try to burst this abcess or boil. ...Read more

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I have white pus coming out of my armpit but they're is no bump previously I had bumps come out but this time its just two open pores what does this me?

Hydradenitis: The most common cause is something called hidradenitis suppurativa. This isn't dangerous but it can cause a discharge and at times this can smell. It's a condition that tends to get a little worse before stabilizing.
The other possible cause is something called an epidermoid cyst, not dangerous but can intermittently cause a white pus to be secreted and sometimes painful. ...Read more

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I have a boil in my armpit it's been draining for about two weeks and now the pus is green what should I do please help!

I have a boil in my armpit it's been draining for about two weeks and now the pus is green what should I do please help!

Evaluation: See your doctor or go to an urgent care center for evaluation. The area may need to be opened up some more for adequate drainage. You may need antibiotic but not in all cases. ...Read more

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Hi, under my armpits I have like redish pimple looking things and they hurt and when I pop them pus comes out and sometimes blood. They always come bac?

Hi, under my armpits I have like redish pimple looking things and they hurt and when I pop them pus comes out and sometimes blood. They always come bac?

Armpit pimples: You may be having a chronic bacterial skin infection. You should see your doctor for an exam and a culture if required. You may need antibiotics to clear this up. ...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