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Why Do I Have Pimples On My Armpits
Hygiene: There are many sweat glands and hair on the armpit. Sometimes, dead skin and dirt can clog the pore of the skin around the hair/sweat glands and infection can happen in the form of small pimple. A good personal hygiene will help. ...Read more
I have about seven red itchy sore pimples on my armpits and now starting to hurt from so much scratching, sometimes a clear liquid comes out what is it?
Allergy to cosmetics: My first thought is that you developed allergic contact dermatitis to y our deodorant (very common). Stop using what ever you are currently using and temporarily use corn starch. If this solves the problem, then buy a hypoallergenic deodorant fro clinique or almay. If no better, see a dermatologist or allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Hot compresses: Hot compresses may bring it to a head, at which time may be able to drain it. If large red, hot area spreads around it, then it may become a cellulitis, a spreading infection in the skin. This requires an antibiotic to treat. Or is if becomes quite large, it may develop into an abscess, which the doctor may have to incise and drain. ...Read more
I forgot to say an important detail. My daughter is 11 months old. I ended up taking her to the pediatrician and they referred me to the dermatologist for her. The dermatologist diagnosed her with molluscum contagiosum and was immediately treated. She is all fine now.
Good thing I took her to see the doctor. ...Read more
In the armpit, feels like a very deep pimple, about the size of a quarter, painful but no "head", what is it?
One month ago I felt a small bump or pimple under my left armpit. It is still there. Do mot have my pain. What could it be?
Lymph node: Could be a swollen node. Get it checked by your doc as skin swellings, rashes, etc can be very hard to diagnose on this kind of forum. ...Read more
I have a pimple a little smaller than a pea and some other small ones in my armpit and the bigger one is painful what should I do?
Possible infection: A painful pimple under the arm can be an infected hair or gland. Try very warm wash clots to see if it will pop and if it gets bigger or does not go away then see your doctor who may prescribe a short time of antibiotics ...Read more
My husband has gotten these pimple like things on his armpit, they are getting a bit big and he says it hurts, what could it be?
I hve a small pimple under my armpit except dat it has been there for like a year now. Months ago I squeezed it but now its back to its size what 2 do?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them see if it is a pimple, cyst, or something else. ...Read more
Maybe: These are common. If you are having large or painful lesions, or very frequent problems with this, consider seeing your pcp. If you have small bumps that come and resolve on their own, medical attention may not be necessary. ...Read more
Sounds awful!: An infected pimple that is hurting so much that you really cannot move your arm needs to be checked by a doctor. This may need to be drained, and you may need to have antibiotics. Please don't wait on this, though, because it really can get worse. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have many small whitehead like things under my armpit. Some of them are unable to squeeze out, but when they do, it's white stuff coming out.
I would be concerned: That these cysts could be an early sign of hidaradenitis, so make an appointment to see a board certified dermatologist to diagnose and treat, hope that helps ...Read more
I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit. At times I can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved. What can this be?
Probably lymph node: You are probably feeling a very small lymph node, I see that you have or have had enlarged lymph nodes. If it seems to be increasing in size or causes discomfort, you should see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?
Abscess/folliculitis: Most women shave their arm pits. Occasionally bacteria gets imbedded under the skin or in the hair follicules of the arm pits. Your description sounds like you may have an infected area with a blackhead on the surface. You may try hot compresses to the area and antibacterial soap and water wash 3 times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see your MD for possible antibiotics or drain abscess. ...Read more
I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?
Could be: Something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more
Cysts: There are several possibilities. You need to see a skin doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
First no antiperspirants use deodorants only
Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed.
If this is a large lesion hot tender then see a physician It could be a larger infection ...Read more
I have a pea sized pimple like thing in my armpit with a white head and a bigger base but won't pop.
I have a pimple like thing in my armpit (not in red color, color of skin) with little irritation when touched?
I have a very painful bump under my armpit...it looks like a pimple but hurts really bad and when I pop it more just come back around it.
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