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Discomfort, noticed ball like lump under skin near armpit area. What are they?

I noticed a little discomfort yesterday and while showering I noticed a bb sized hard ball under my skin about 6 down from my armpit on my left side. I noticed today while feeling around some more that I have a few more in my armpit. Seems like 2 are kinda stuck together and then another a littl lower from that, about 4 balls total. The are hard and a little tender but that me be because i have been playing with them.
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
From the information that you have provided it seems that you could be having any one of the following:

1. Hidradenitis Suppuritiva
2. Follliculitis
3. Axillary Lymphadenopathy

It is difficult to give a definitive diagnosis without physical examination. I would suggest you consult your dermatologist as all of the above can be treated easily with medications alone.

For now i would suggest you to maintain
1.Good personal Hygeine
2. Use a antibacterial soap for bathing
3.Apply antibiotic cream over the region
4.If it is painful you can take NSAIDS.

Hope it helps,

Dr.Soumya Nagaraja MD
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Mungara Raveendra's  Response
hi i had gone through your query and understand your concerns. i would come up with the possibility of AXILLARY LYMPHADENOPATHY may be the cause for your sufferings

possible causes include;


please rule out the exact with appropriate diagnostic procedure by your caring doctor.

I hope this is helpful for you, thank you     
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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