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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

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

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I have two lumps next to each other in my left armpit, under the skin, no head pea size and they really hurt should I be concerned?

I have two lumps next to each other in my left armpit, under the skin, no head pea size and they really hurt should I be concerned?

Have them checked: Tender axillary nodes can be a sign of infection such as a virus but if they are only on one side, you need to see a doctor to rule a more serious cause, . ...Read more

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I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. I can move it around. It does not hurt. I've had it for over 6 months now.

I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. I can move it around. It does not hurt. I've had it for over 6 months now.

Bump under skin: This could be a small lymph node even if not tender. Other options could be cyst or atheroma under the skin. Likely nothing problematic, but an exam with a physician can help sort out if you need further workup. ...Read more

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Painless lump under the skin of my armpit. I can feel it on the surface of the skin. It bleeds when I poked a hole. Looks like regular skin but darker?

Lump in armpit: If you shave or wax there, it may be an ingrown hair that has caused a small collection of oil/skin that you can feel, like a pimple. It is common in that location. Try soaking it for 20 minutes or so, a couple times a day, to see if it comes to a head so you can get it to open up and drain. If it is red, tender, a doctor can open it for you. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left armpit, like under the skin, and its a constant pain, what is this?

Possibilities: It could be an inflamed lymph node. It could be cancer. Get it examined by your doctor to find out what it is, not what it might be. :). ...Read more

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I just noticed a red blotch near my armpit feels like bite under the skin the size of a pea. I was just sitting outside at night?

Armpit: Bites typically itch. The armpit is a common site for hair follilce infection, folliculitis, that can cause a small painful lumb, ususally not itchy ...Read more

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I have this armpit ball under the skin, it's just like a squishy, soft ball and on the surface it's red, and some kind of liquid pours out.

Sebaceous cyst: We have glands/cysts all over our body to produce oils & sweat as appropriate. Sometimes they get clogged up and can't release their contents. They can become inflamed & infected, leading to pain. Depending upon circumstance, sometimes this gland/cyst ruptures and its contents spill out. Try warm compresses to bring everything to a head. If it drains on own, you're good. If getting worse, see doc ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

Lymph node: You could have an infected lymph node or infected sebaceous cyst. Either way sounds lie you need to see a medical doctor. Keep warm moist compresses on area and use ibuprofen until you can get in. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin of my right armpit. I first felt it 6 months ago but it didn't pain then but now it does when pressed. Is it dangerous?

I have a lump under the skin of my right armpit. I first felt it 6 months ago but it didn't pain then but now it does when pressed. Is it dangerous?

Possibly: Lumps in the armpit that do not go away need further medical evaluation.

It may be a cyst or other benign cause, but the lymph nodes also are in this area and it could be a sign of a lymph node cancer.

Get it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Sounds like a cyst: Sounds like a cyst. These can easily be removed in a local outpatient setting. Consult with a dermatologist and they can explain to you what it take to get it removed. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Could be......: Could be several things, but it's time to get it checked. A woman's arm pit has a lot of stuff in it: major blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, tendons, hair follicles, and breast tissue (yep, breast tissue). So, if you've got a painless lump there, it's a good idea to have a doctor take a look, do an exam, and decide what to do to see what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

I'm having numbness in my right armpit along with a severe burning feeling at times. No redness or skin irritation.

Armpit pain: Keep an eye on the area for any rash developing, or blisters that might be an indication that you have shingles. Otherwise, this could be irritation of a nerve coming from the upper spine. If it continues, see an M.D. for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump deep under the skin of my left armpit, the lump occured the day after I had done strenuous excercise...

I have a tender lump deep under the skin of my left armpit, the lump occured the day after I had done strenuous excercise...

Furuncle / Abscess: You may have caused irritation and a resulting infection in one of the hair follicles in the armpit. This can progress to become an infected abscess or boil. If it does not get better after a couple days, I would recommend you see your pcp for help. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! Cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a boil (I think) under my armpit, it has not come to a head it is hard and red It's painful/burning if touched or if I hit it with my arm.?

I have a boil (I think) under my armpit, it has not come to a head it is hard and red It's painful/burning if touched or if I hit it with my arm.?

Needs to be drained.: Probably an infected sweat gland or ruptured epidermal cyst. Needs to be examined, and probably drained, which will solve the problem and stop the pain. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been itchy for over a week in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

I've been itchy for over a week in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

A few thoughts: Colpermin usually doesn't cause itching but because it's a natural substance, it's hard to say for sure because those compounds are not as regulated as prescription medications. You could try not taking it for a few daysto see if it helps your symptoms. Try not to scratch as this can cause irritation to your skin. Possibly the bump under the skin is a cyst that formed as a result of the scratching ...Read more

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If I rub skin below my armpit downward a certain way about mid bicep I get a burning tearing pain sensation on the skin area also feels numb after?

If I rub skin below my armpit downward a certain way about mid bicep I get a burning tearing pain sensation on the skin area also feels numb after?

How long???: How long have you had this symptom??? Look for a rash! These symptoms could represent early shingles. Ask question again with more information

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more