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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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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 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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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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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?

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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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