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Had lump in my armpit. It is tender and is a large lump that normally goes away over time. Is it a boil or could it be something else ?

I have been experiencing a lump in my armpit for about a week and this is normal after shaving. The problem that I am concerned with is the fact that it never comes to a head so that it can be burst open like a boil. Would this still be a boil or could it be something else. It is tender and is a large lump that normally goes away over time, however it comes back every once in a while.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query .
I would be pleased to answer your question .

This sounds very much like a furuncle . You seem to be having a bacterial carrier state in the arm pits and hence you get recurrent infection episodes after shaving.
I would suggest you to apply mupirocin cream in the arms for 3 days after shaving .
For the present condition , you should take an oral course of antibiotic to heal it faster .
You can take paracetamol once in case of pain .

Thanks and Take care
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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