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What do you recommend for armpit pain?
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Neelam Shah
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: See your dr
Armpit pain can have a variety of causes, and it is difficult to tell without a full history or an exam. It could be an infection of a hair gland (folliculitis) or sweat gland (hydradenitis) that requires antibiotics, a swollen lymph node from another infection, a muscular injury that might respond to stretching, heat packs, and over the counter pain medicine, or something completely different.

In brief: See your dr
Armpit pain can have a variety of causes, and it is difficult to tell without a full history or an exam. It could be an infection of a hair gland (folliculitis) or sweat gland (hydradenitis) that requires antibiotics, a swollen lymph node from another infection, a muscular injury that might respond to stretching, heat packs, and over the counter pain medicine, or something completely different.
Neelam Shah
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Nice job with this answer, Neelam.
Neelam Shah
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