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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Cannot be answered: without photo documentation. Call a dermatologist or your PCP for an exam. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Folliculitis: Could be infected hair follicles. I would be concerned about lymph nodes too. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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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