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Lump behind ear and armpit, large and painful, taken Antibiotics with no relief. Cause for pain?

I ve had a lump behind my ear for a few months now. Recently had one develop in my armpit as well. It got large and painful. Doctor treated it with antibiotic for infection. Now a couple of weeks after finishing that antibiotic the one behind my ear has all of a sudden become painful and quite large. Another infection? More going on possibly?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to HCM,
Skin infections such as boils are common in areas such as ear and the arm pits. They are usually recurrent and may happen due to multitude of factors depending on many factors such as age.
Coming to your present complaint:
1. For the ear swelling, if it has become large and painful then in all probability it would have got infected in which case you need to see your doctor immediately for proper treatment.
2. Once both the infections are controlled then you must definitely go for a full work up including you sugar levels to better understand the underlying problem and prevent recurrence.
3. Most of these infections are due to meddling and picking on the lump and skin in the aforementioned areas, so avoid that at all costs
hope this helps
Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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