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Why am I always getting these boils under my arm ?

Why am I always getting these boils under my arm ?

Acne or Infection: Boils in the underarms could be from and infection or related to acne. One should be cultured to rule out infection. If related to acne, various treatments may help including benzoyl peroxide, and topical and oral antibiotics. In severe cases of a condition called hidradenitis suppurative, surgery may be the best option. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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Why am i getting painful boils under my arm and between my legs?

Why am i getting painful boils under my arm and between my legs?

Armpit boils: Boils of the armpit or "axillary" region and groin develop from a number of things. Some of those include the large amount of sweat glands in the armpits and groin, the high moisture related to the region, chafing common to those regions, as well as poor hygiene, which can increase the amount of bacteria and debris within the regions. ...Read more

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I keep getting these all over. I had one on my chest, under my armpits. Now I get them between my thighs? What are they? And are they serious?

I keep getting these all over. I had one on my chest, under my armpits. Now I get them between my thighs? What are they? And are they serious?

Need more info: I can understand your concern about something spreading to different parts of your body. I suggest you consult a clinician who can see what it is that you are concerned about. It is impossible to assess your situation without a better description or actually examining the things you are referring to. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting boils under my arm pits and around my vigina and I have constant ictching under my Brest's what could it be and how can I get rid of it?

I keep getting boils under my arm pits and around my vigina and I have constant ictching under my Brest's what could it be and how can I get rid of it?

?: The itching under your breast is likely a fungal infection. It's a favorite place for Candida ( a fungus) to live. The recurrent boils suggest deficient immunity. A common denominator can be diabetes and you should be checked for that. Your ability to fight infection should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why im i getting small bumps with pus in my arms?

Why im i getting small bumps with pus in my arms?

If this rash is: In your arm pits, u may have hydradenitis suppurativa and will need the help of your pcp or a dermatologist to treat and control this. ...Read more

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Hi i always get red spots on my breasts theyre like pimples what and why am i getting them?

Hi i always get red spots on my breasts theyre like pimples what and why am i getting them?

Folliculitis: You may be getting folliculitis (hair follicle infection). These are more common in women with larger pendulous breasts and with use of poorly fitting bras. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Hydradenitis: You may have a condition called suppurative hydradenitis. This may need to be examined and an official diagnosis. Can be treated with drainage, abx and/steroids. ...Read more

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I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

Hydradenitis: You may have an inflammatory condition called hydradenitis suppurativa which begins in the hair follicles and can result in locally swollen lymph glands and in complex abscess formation. It also tends to run in families. Do get checked - for this, and for other possible causes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hello im new here. Im female 22 and on my right arm I have these indents on my right hand they itch. What are these?

Hello im new here. Im female 22 and on my right arm I have these indents on my right hand they itch. What are these?

Itching Skin: Itching is an ambiguous symptom that can be caused by numerous things such as infection, irritation, injury, allergy, and other skin diseases. Can you think of any more history to share about these 'indents?". ...Read more

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I have dry brown spots under my armpits and theyre spreading up my arm and down my sides. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?

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I have dry brown spots under my armpits and theyre spreading up my arm and down my sides. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?

See a doctor: This forum is great for general questions, but this sounds like something you should go see your doctor and/or a dermatologist for. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Hidranitis: You probably need to see your doctor about this condition which causes recurring infections in the glands under your arm. ...Read more

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I think I have shingles. I have blisters on my chest my arms my legs that are very painful?

I think I have shingles. I have blisters on my chest my arms my legs that are very painful?

Shingles only: affects 1 side of the body, in a discrete patch. So if both arms and legs are involved and the chest too,it is not shingles. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting huge bumps under my armpit that are like boils. They hurt really bad.

Why do I keep getting huge bumps under my armpit that are like boils. They hurt really bad.

Folliculitis: Could be infected hair follicles. I would be concerned about lymph nodes too. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why am i prone to skin tags I have a lot under my arms?

Why am i prone to skin tags I have a lot under my arms?

Skin Tags: You need a colonoscopy. The older skin literature found a loose association between skin tags and polyps of the colon which can cause colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have lipomas all around my body under my skin, should I worry?

I have lipomas all around my body under my skin, should I worry?

Lipomatosis: This sounds like lipomatosis, however there are a few other syndromes that can do this as well. Most commonly, this is a benign disorder, and causes merely a cosmetic disturbance. ...Read more

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Why do I get these pimple like bumps on the very inside of my thigh when I am close to getting my period?

Why do I get these pimple like bumps on the very inside of my thigh when I am close to getting my period?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting these sharp pains near my ribs and under my breasts?

Why do I keep getting these sharp pains near my ribs and under my breasts?

Pains on both sides?: You mean you have crippling pains under your breasts on both sides? Mmm... How long have you had them? Any triggers? Any strenuous exercises? Any trauma? Whatever the case, if the pains are so severe, you should go see a doctor. ...Read more

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