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Small holes in both underarms, curd like thing comes out on piercing. Can it be closed?

Hello ! I have small holes in both of my underarms for years now. Sometimes, I would pierce it and there is like a white curd that comes out of it. Sometimes a long thin hair comes out of it too that comes out easily compare to the other hair in the underarm. I don t know what caused the holes. I am thinking maybe from plucking the hair using twissors. I think the holes started from small pimples that developed in my underarms then after awhile became holes . I am annoyed with these holes. It ruined the look of my underarms, I cannot raise my arms when wearing sleeveless shirts because it lookd awful even if they re small but they re visible and I think it causes a tiny little odour. Can these holes be closed and how ?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
In your case there could be two possibilities, either it could be a sebaceous cyst or lesions of hidradenitis suppuritiva
In sebaceous cyst, a cystic soft swelling is present under the skin and is characterised by a central punctum, on squeezing the lesion a foul smelling oily or cheesy material comes out. Sometimes small cysts may heal spontaneously but in most cases excision of cyst is required
Hidradenitis suppuritiva cysts nodules may occur with multiple balckheads( polyporous comedones) which on squeezing may release keratin debris or pus.
I would advise you to consult a dermatologist as dermatology is a visual field and appropriate treatment can only be suggested after diagnosing the concern.
Hope that answers your query.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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