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Hi there, Im having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

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Dr. Brian Clear
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In brief: Hidradenitis

What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus.
Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition.

In brief: Hidradenitis

What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus.
Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition.
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