Abscess on armpit

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Avatar f tn Hiya, I've been suffering with what sounds like the exact same illness, I also have no idea what it is but I've gone through numerous operations to drain and remove these abscesses.
Avatar f tn I was told to get bicarbonate soda mix into a paste spread it on covering the abscess an it will draw it. did tht it's still thr. so much pain this is my 2nd one I've had since being pregnant but I've had 2 at one time. hurts like he'll get shooting pains threw it too jesus I could scream with it ladies kills too touch it.
Avatar f tn I've had 3 previously lanced, all in my right armpit. On Sunday, I sought medical treatment at a local clinic as my doctors office was closed. They lanced, drained, and packed the abscess. The PA did things much differently than I've ever had done before. Firstly, he used no lidocaine or numbing medication, as he said it doesn't help. Let me tell you-this was much more excruciating than the other lances I've had done. Also, he didn't squeeze the pus out, he just let it drain on its own.
Avatar n tn For 2 weeks I have been dealing with a very painful abscess on my ear, where after alot of research and several trips to a local medical clinic and ER, I have found that what I have is an abscess in the Preauricular pit/sinus. I have been given 3 rounds of antibiotics, one of which I am still taking (Clindamyacin). I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure.
Avatar n tn Hi again, On second thought,this lump in your armpit could also be a swollen lymph node that appeared because of an infection somewhere in the body. Swollen lymph nodes can take a long time to disappear. Please have it checked out by your physician,just to make sure. best wishes..
Avatar f tn So about a month ago, i noticed there was this one, not that big, zit on my armpit. i decided to not do anything, but suddenly it popped or something. a few weeks later, i noticed my right armpit showed redness, and it hurts if it comes in contact with sweat or clothing or some type. i started bathing 2x a day and it helped. but right now, the redness has become darker and it burns. help?
Avatar f tn hi, about a year ago I noticed a lump in my right armpit, also before I noticed it , I had a clumsy little fall & had a big cut on my ankle & got a abscess near it. I admit I didn't treat the area well. I went to check it out at the doctor ( the armpit boil ) , and he said it was a boil & put me on antibiotics. It didn't really help, I don't think I followed the guidelines right. that one drained soon after.
Avatar n tn For the last few months on the right side upper outer area of right breast and underarm I have been having a dull aching feeling off and on my right side. When I feel the breast I don't feel lumps, but in the armpit I feel what I think might be a lymph node, but not sure because I tend to have lumpiness, so not sure if I am over reacting to something that has been there all a long. Can breast cancer cause an aching feeling?
Avatar m tn For the last 4 months or so Ive had a thickening of the skin over my right axillae. I has a huge abscess in the area which resolved spontaneously after antibiotics. I noticed the irregularity in my skin soon afterwards. The lump hasnt increased in size but it wont go away either. Any thoughts??....thanks.
Avatar f tn i have this painful thing in my armpit..its like theres a swelled part.but when i touch it,i can hardly tell if theres a lump.but it sure is painful.should i go to an obgyne to check on this lump?or internist?
Avatar f tn Hi. The tender lump on your armpit could be a beginning localized infection like an abscess. The armpit is prone to develop infection especially after shaving or when there is too much sweating. There is a condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa which involves the sweat glands of the underarm and groin. It would be best to see you doctor for further evaluation. Take care.
Avatar n tn In The last 24hr i have now developed a rash on the same armpit that hurts whenever i move my arm. I do not know what has caused this and i dont know what to do to make it stop.
Avatar n tn A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.
Avatar m tn Both are reddish, painful and relatively (not very) hard when I raise my armpit and apply pressure on them. They occurred while I was on vacation. Could it be due to the (hotel) towels used? I'm not sure if there is a nick on my armpit, because sometimes it appears and sometimes it doesn't -- there is no way for me to identify it accurately. I am really worried and I would appreciate any advice on further identification of this problem ( i.e.
Avatar m tn My man has been suffering with what we think began as a blocked folical after using a roll on however 2 weeks down the line he has a lump the size of a pidgeon egg, his movement is very restricted and he is beginning to feel unwell with it. I cannot get him to visit a Dr and I have some antibiotics left from an unfinished course and wondered if suitable: phenoxymethylpenicillin; or I have Naproxen which i believe is an anti inflammatory?
Avatar m tn //www.healthline.com/health/armpit-lump Lumps can be viral, bacterial or have a more serious cause. I would call your doctor on the phone for advice and most likely, they will work you into their schedule to be seen at the earliest time they can. If you do not have a regular doctor, urgent care would be sufficient and a cheaper option that the emergency room. Often, this is not serious but requires attention to treat it. Let us know the outcome!
Avatar f tn The most prevalent cause of a lump in the armpit is infection. An infection can be localized to the armpit itself (perhaps a nick from shaving) or it can be more widespread.. you may also have a boil or abscess just under the skin. If it's a swollen lymph node,this could be caused by an infection somewhere in the body.
Avatar n tn 2 days ago I felt a pea size lump in the middle of my armpit and now today I woke up with a pain in the area of the lump, felt that the pea size lump is now the size of a marble and real painful to the touch. Any ideas?
Avatar m tn Hello, Such kind of scabs under the armpit can be due to folliculitis, boils, abscess, cold sores, eczema, impetigo or lipoma. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Four years ago I got an abscess in my armpit due to an ingrown hair from shaving. It was quite a large round and excruciatingly painful lump (probably the size of a ping pong ball) and it had ALOT of pus come out of it but then it would fill straight back up again overnight. I went and saw my GP and was prescribed antibiotics which eventually cleared it up. It left me with a small hole in my armpit (maybe 5mm wide), which caused the abscess to come back another 3 times.
Avatar f tn Blood-like dried stains were under her armpit and two very large, reddish, firm bumps grew on the left and under the fleshy thing. Very painful, hard to close her arm and the slightest friction of her shirt against it makes her almost scream. She began her antibiotics again, though she wasn't supposed to stop in the first place and I was unable to monitor. It releases a very very foul smell and it never gotten worse like this. My car broke down and her parents are out of town.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have the exact same problem, and last night I used an antibiotic and a warm compress, but when I woke up this morning I had a big painful/itchy red rash on the other side of my armpit. Is this really abnormal? Is there some other problem? I hate going to the doctor, but I'm wondering if I should at this point. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Always had it in my groin area by my underwear line by my thigh. Yesterday I got one under my armpit and it is very painful. Look it up on the internet and read about it. There is also a support group out there.
621465 tn?1221541188 It may be due to some abscess formation in the armpit,lymph node swelling(due to infections of the lungs,oral cavity including teeth or malignancy of the mammary glands) or a lipoma. Constant smells may be a result of some pathology in the olfactory nerve or smell centre in the brain. I feel that an evaluation by a physician or a surgeon is a must. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar f tn Im a 24 yr old female, normally healthy and active. I have a lump in my armpit the size of a large marble. I noticed it 4 days ago and thought it was just an ingrown hair. I can't find a hair and its been getting larger and more painful every day. I tried to pop it, but it wouldn't pop, only made it more sensitive. It's underneath the skin, is hot and throbbing, and the surrounding skin has become sensitive.
Avatar f tn For roughly about a month I have had a couple of red tender areas on my armpit that itch horribly sometimes. The spots are in the crease of my armpit, they are not bumps nor are they clustered. I do not believe that they are in-grown hairs for the reason of them not being of the pimple sort. I have not changed my brand of deodorant for a few years now. The only thing that I have changed is my soap, but I have used the brand before.
Avatar m tn When they become enlarged, they can be soft, rubbery and rock hard. An abscess is a collection of pus that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue. It is characterized by a bump having redness, warmth and pain. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar f tn It can be a sign of cancer but also NOT a sign of cancer. You could have a breast abscess. The hormone issues you have been having could be affecting things. It could be hyperhidrosis, an allergic reaction. And then there is inflammatory breast disease and lymphoma that you need to make sure you don't have. Please consult your doctor as soon as possible. This will probably be just fine--- please come back and let me know. Hang in there and stay in touch!
Avatar m tn A boil may develop when the skin is infected or there is an infected hair follicle. A sweat gland abscess may form painful bump in the armpit. These are all conditions which can cause painful lump in the armpit. A complete history and clinical examination is essential for accurate diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the cause. Do consult a local health care provider. Hope you find this information useful. Best wishes!
Avatar m tn TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS... abscess: An abscess is a localized collection of pus that generally develops in response to infection. An abscess is typically painful, and it appears as a swollen area that is warm to the touch. The skin surrounding an abscess typically appears pink or red. Abscesses can develop in many parts of the body, but they usually involve the skin surface.