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Ingrown hair under armpit, foul-smelling pus on pressing, pains on applying pressure. What could it be?

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 : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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From the description provided, it seems you are having either recurrent boils or sebaceous cyst. Boils would require oral antibiotics while sebaceous cyst would require surgical excision.
please do not try to squeeze the lesions as it may lead to spread of infection.
Consult a dermatologist nearby to confirm the diagnosis and for appropriate treatment.
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Answered: Mon, 30 Sep 2013
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