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How to get rid of armpit cyst?
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably an abscess
It sounds like you have an abscess.
That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now!

In brief: Probably an abscess
It sounds like you have an abscess.
That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now!
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sounds like abscess
It sounds like you have an abscess.
That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now!

In brief: Sounds like abscess
It sounds like you have an abscess.
That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now!
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May need antibiotics
Most cysts in the hairy areas of the axilla(arm pit) or groin begin as ingrown hairs or clogged glands.
They often require antibiotics to improve and in many cases have to be drained by a physician. Application of heat can sometimes allow them to "come to a head" and then drain spontaneously. Be careful of trying to squeeze them to open them yourself as they can get worse.

In brief: May need antibiotics
Most cysts in the hairy areas of the axilla(arm pit) or groin begin as ingrown hairs or clogged glands.
They often require antibiotics to improve and in many cases have to be drained by a physician. Application of heat can sometimes allow them to "come to a head" and then drain spontaneously. Be careful of trying to squeeze them to open them yourself as they can get worse.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Hidradenitis suppura
Inflammation of lymphatics with infection is called hidradenitis suppurativa - it sounds like you have this.
Through research it is found medical honey helps. Even in medical honey multifloral honey is better than unifloral honey. Try your household honey add bee pollen to this which has propolis and use kinesio tape ($15) will help to heal this. It is chronic will take time.

In brief: Hidradenitis suppura
Inflammation of lymphatics with infection is called hidradenitis suppurativa - it sounds like you have this.
Through research it is found medical honey helps. Even in medical honey multifloral honey is better than unifloral honey. Try your household honey add bee pollen to this which has propolis and use kinesio tape ($15) will help to heal this. It is chronic will take time.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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