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what causes boil like sores under your arm pit

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: what causes boil like sores under your arm pit
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Bacterial skin infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service . I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Seems like bacterial skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week. In addition I suggest you to use an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment, twice daily.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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