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Ingrown hair in armpit. Discharges white pus with smell. Having soft lump in area. Suggestions?

Hello for a few years I have had an ingrown hair under my right armpit. I would squeeze it and thick white puss would come out, and kinda had an odor to it. It happened a few times. Now it s like I have extra skin there kind of a lump, soft but hurts when I apply pressure . Again it s been a few yrs and I should have gotten it looked at. Any advice what this might be? My left armpit is fine, I tried to push on it to see and both underarms hurt but no bump on the left underarm?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
From what you describe it seems like the ingrown hairs have been causing the infection in the hair follicle called the folliculitis.Which can cause the enlargement of the lymph nodes in the arm pit.This can present as lump in the armpit.Well, there are other conditions like "Hidradenitis Suppurativa"which can also present with similar signs and symptoms.I suggest you consult your dermatologist at the earliest and take appropriate treatment.
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