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Treatment for painful lump in the armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   i am 15 years old and have a painful lump under the skin of my armpit.
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i am a girl and all the websites tell me i might have mono
Doctor :   no, i think of folliculitis
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   infections and inflammation of the hair follicle
User :   does it go away on its own?
Doctor :   no , you have to be examined and put on antibiotics
User :   is there anything else it could be?
Doctor :   if not the infection worsens and the lesion can get filled with pus and become painful
User :   so i should go to my regular doctor?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   there is nothing else it could be?
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