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Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Acne: Are you asking for the cause? Please be specific if you can. And are the spots that are bothering you in the armpit the same as the face and buttocks? ...Read more

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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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What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne? I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne?  I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

Acne vs folliculitis: It's important to distinguish whether you have acne or folliculitis. If it is folliculitis, to determine if it is pityrosporum folliculitis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. If you are certain it is acne, use otc 10% benzoyl peroxide wash daily, leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and rx treatment. ...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 feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit. At times i can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved. What can this be?

I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit.  At times i can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved.  What can this be?

Probably lymph node: You are probably feeling a very small lymph node, i see that you have or have had enlarged lymph nodes. If it seems to be increasing in size or causes discomfort, you should see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?

I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?

Abscess/folliculitis: Most women shave their arm pits. Occasionally bacteria gets imbedded under the skin or in the hair follicules of the arm pits. Your description sounds like you may have an infected area with a blackhead on the surface. You may try hot compresses to the area and antibacterial soap and water wash 3 times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see your MD for possible antibiotics or drain abscess. ...Read more

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I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

Could be: something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

Cyst : Inflammation or infection from a painful pimple or cyst may be drained, injected with corticosteroid, warm compresses applied and or treated with antibiotics . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?

Sounds like a boil: You need to get in to a physician's office or urgent care for what sounds like an abcess or boil. These are treated with antibiotics & sometimes with incision and drainage. ...Read more

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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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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more