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Suggest treatment for tenderness in the arm

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: Here is a photo of my underarm area. Sorry it is not very clear.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions, upload clearer pictures

Detailed Answer:
The photograph is not very clear.
Kindly upload a clearer picture.
Moreover are these black dots raised?
Are they associated with itching, burning or any other symptoms?
Are they present on one side only?
What is the duration of the these lesions?
Kindly revert with answers and clearer pictures.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (38 minutes later)
I just sent another picture. It is as clear as I can make it. Yes they are raised and only on one side. There is no itching but some tenderness is present under that arm.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be open comedones, apply benzoyl peroxide gel

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have reviewed the newly attached photograph and these are looking like open comedones.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply benzoyl peroxide gel 2.5 percent on these spots twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
This should resolve them.
If they don't improve much in 2 weeks consult a doctor and get them examined clinically.
Besides this maintain proper personal hygiene and avoid wearing tight clothes .
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Thank you. Can you please tell me what causes open comedones? I shower often daily so I don't think my personal hygiene is the cause.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Causes of open comedones

Detailed Answer:
Open comedones occur in a number of skin conditions like acne vulgaris, solar damage, age related and hidradenitis suppurativa.
It can be related to any of these.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Suggest treatment for tenderness in the arm

Brief Answer: Answer few questions, upload clearer pictures Detailed Answer: The photograph is not very clear. Kindly upload a clearer picture. Moreover are these black dots raised? Are they associated with itching, burning or any other symptoms? Are they present on one side only? What is the duration of the these lesions? Kindly revert with answers and clearer pictures. Regards Dr Asmeet