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What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial infection

Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture.
Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present.

In brief: Bacterial infection

Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture.
Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cause?

This problem is usually referred to as hydradentitis supportiva.
The cause is usually bacterial and some people are just susceptible to it. The treatment ranges from antibiotics to surgery.

In brief: Cause?

This problem is usually referred to as hydradentitis supportiva.
The cause is usually bacterial and some people are just susceptible to it. The treatment ranges from antibiotics to surgery.
Dr. William Dailey
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Armpit boils

There are many causes of boils.
Some boils can be caused by an ingrown hair. Others can form as the result of a splinter or other foreign material that has become lodged in the skin. Others boils, such as those of acne, are caused by plugged sweat glands that become infected. Genetics can also cause boils as in hidradenitis suprativa. Try antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx.

In brief: Armpit boils

There are many causes of boils.
Some boils can be caused by an ingrown hair. Others can form as the result of a splinter or other foreign material that has become lodged in the skin. Others boils, such as those of acne, are caused by plugged sweat glands that become infected. Genetics can also cause boils as in hidradenitis suprativa. Try antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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