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Swollen painful lymph nodes, allergy on the breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doc,
User :   I have a few concerns
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   I have been having on and off pain under my armpit
User :   mild pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   i've looked and check for anything swollen but do not see anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   I went to the doctor who reassured me i didnnt have any swollen glands
User :   than it stopped but randomly starts paining after a while
User :   it usually starts later during the evening but doesnt hurt during the day
Doctor :   ok
User :   It is mostly on the right armpit but occasionally
Doctor :   what is your age and sex.
User :   happens on the left one
User :   what do u thinl
User :   think*
Doctor :   ok. When the pain arises do you have fever?
User :   no
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Please tell me your age and sex.
User :   23 Male
Doctor :   ok. Is there any rashes or cyst present under the arm pit.
User :   none
Doctor :   give me a few seconds.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness.
Doctor :   Have you taken any pain killers for this problem.
User :   no
User :   aspirin
User :   I am using probiotics and multivitamins
User :   everyday
Doctor :   Has it reduced.
User :   well its on and off
Doctor :   Have you tried hot fomentation.
User :   It has happened 2 weeks ago
User :   for a few days then stopped
User :   it started a couple of days ago
Doctor :   Do you exercise..
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you tried hot fomentation.
User :   no what is that
Doctor :   Have you applied hot water bag under the arm pit.
User :   no I have not
Doctor :   Sometimes the pain reduces by applying it.
User :   ok i will try it but what could it be?
Doctor :   It mostly looks like stress related pain.
Doctor :   Do you work or study.
User :   I have been very stressed the last 3 months
User :   yes I do and went through a very hard emotional girlfriend break up the last 3 months
Doctor :   If the pain is very severe i would advise you MRI.But otherwise you will benefit from hot water bag appilcation and some pain killers.
User :   i have been very very stressed the last 3 months,but not anymore
Doctor :   ok.
User :   ok I will try this
Doctor :   Don't worry.
User :   Thank u Since we have a little bit of time can I ask u more questions
Doctor :   This seems to be more of psychological stress
Doctor :   yes sure.
User :   My girlfriend complained about itchy breasts, nipples
User :   to be more specifics
User :   she went to the doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   but found nothing
User :   they just said it was allergy and cafeine
User :   what do u think it might be
Doctor :   This is nothing but eczema.
Doctor :   Extreme dryness of skin.
User :   ok
User :   well good to know
Doctor :   She will have to apply some moisturises containing aloe vera.
User :   yes she has it has helped
Doctor :   And apply a mild soap. Reduce use of deodrants,body sprays.
User :   ok I will tell her. but doc about my armpits
Doctor :   Eat more organic food,less oily.
User :   I rememeber last time it happened
User :   it hurt when i applied some pressure on it
User :   and it felt like there was little granules
Doctor :   Yes as i said,you can try doing meditation and yoga.This is good for outer stress and inner mind
User :   but it stopped the next day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Those are you lymph nodes.
User :   yes
User :   so can stress make your lymph nodes react like this
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok. try hot fomentation whenever there is pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes.It can.
User :   ok I will doc
Doctor :   Is there any thing else.
User :   that is all
User :   thank you
User :   Sorry I have been so stressed out
User :   for past 3 months
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us.Wish you good health.
User :   thank u
Doctor :   No problem.All problems start with the mind and there itself.
User :   true
Doctor :   ok. Take care.Bye.
User :   bye
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