What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit - Doctor answers

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What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

Underarm Dermatitis: Burning in an armpit can have several causes. You may be irritating it because of your deodorant. It's wise to see a dermatologist and see if you have a contact dermatitis or some more esoteric infection such as Candida Albicans or a fungus on the hairs. ...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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I got the Depo-Provera shot yesterday, my arm is realy sore and burnng at injection site also a hard lump under the skin around injection site. Is this normal?

I got the Depo-Provera shot yesterday, my arm is realy sore and burnng at injection site also a hard lump under the skin around injection site. Is this normal?

Yes: Sorry that happened. The symptoms you are describing though are normal. It's possible that a small blood vessel broke under the skin, or that your muscle is just cramping up around the area where the shot occurred. A little bit of time and it will be gone. In the meantime, for the pain, try some ibuprofen, 600mg. ...Read more

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Could a lump under the skin of my armpit be caused by ear infection? I wore a earing for too long my ear is now blue or is it cancer? I get chills too

Could a lump under the skin of my armpit be caused by ear infection? I wore a earing for too long my ear is now blue or is it cancer? I get chills too

No: Any pathology in the ear even by an earing would show up as a nodal problem in the upper neck region. The armpit drains the arm and chest wall on the side of the armpit. If the ear is turning blue that is from decreased blood supply secondary to an infection resulting from the ear piercing. Warm soaks and antibiotics may help. ...Read more

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Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Radiculopathy: The nerves that come out of your neck form a plexus of nerves that povide sensation and motor control to the biceps and armpit area. Nerve entrapments or inflammations could cause your described symptoms. See a neurologist or gp to get checked for neuropathy involving the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

What could cause a burning sensation under the skin on the back?

NotalgiaParesthetica: What you describe sounds like "notalgia paresthetica". It is usually caused by irritation of nerve roots as they exit the spine. The most common problem is poor posture and slouching. I recommend postural exercises and muscle strengthening to my patients with this problem. It does work. To be certain of what you are experiencing, I would see a dermatologist or your pcp first. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensations under the skin from the waist up?

What causes burning sensations under the skin from the waist up?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. Paresthesia is rarely due to life-threatening disorders, but it does occur as a result of stroke and tumors. ...Read more

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What could cause burning pain in the neck? I have crawling under the skin? I am wondering if it could be rsd? I have had rsd in the past please help

What could cause burning pain in the neck? I have crawling under the skin? I am wondering if it could be rsd? I have had rsd in the past please help

Neuropathic pain: The sensation you are describing is neuropathic pain. It comes from a pinched, inflamed ir damaged nerve. The most common causes of your symptoms are a disk problem in the neck, injury, or the early phase of shingles. If your symptoms have been present for a while you should talk to your doctor about a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

Doctor can evaluate: Blood spots on the skin are called petechiae (purpura if they are bigger splotches), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After the blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away over a week). The Dr. Wants to find out why blood cells were leaking. ...Read more

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What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?

What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?

Many potential cause: If you have a blistering lesion which are burning, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist. Since you have given us no information on your health condition and drug intake, it is impossible to venture a guess. I would urge you to consult a dermatologist if the problem persists for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Pea size lump under skin on mid back to left. It stings and causin burning pain round into breast&down arm. Doc said shingles 2 week ago but no rash?

Pea size lump under skin on mid back to left. It stings and causin burning pain round into breast&down arm. Doc said shingles 2 week ago but no rash?

Diagnosis: This may be a neuroma, might be shingles, or several other possibilities. Would need to see it in order to diagnose. Suggest that if you are not confident in the doctor's diagnosis that you get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

Have them Checked: Sounds like lymph nodes? Male/female don't ignore. The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy. Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare, silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more

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Am a female and 22 years old. I have noticed something hard thing under the skin in my armpit. Its not moving and not feeling much pain. What is it?

Am a female and 22 years old. I have noticed something hard thing under the skin in my armpit. Its not moving and not feeling much pain. What is it?

Some thoughts...: It could be harmless sebaceous cyst. It could also be a lymph node. Either way, any new lump or bump you feel in that area should be checked out by your doc. It's not an urgent thing, but at least in then next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Bf is 45 has a nickel sized raised very round hard bump under the skin in his armpit very painful has apt tomorrow but we are scared what could it be?

Possible abscess: This is a common location to have an abscess, a local skin infection, which is easily treated by opening it and allowing it to drain, which may hurt briefly, but will release the pressure and there will be less pain afterwards as it drains. Other causes are possible of course, but that seems most likely. The doctor will sort if out, but it is probably nothing major, depending on your BF's health, ...Read more

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Hi there, I get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Hi there, I get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a bump under the skin of one's armpit called?

Possibly: A swollen lymph. Maybe a cyst. It really depends on what the mass actually is. ...Read more