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Child having breakout in right underarm area, bumps with pus that give foul odor on bursting, uses deodorant regularly. Cause?

9 yr old daughter has breakout in right underarm area. It has different bumps that start with pusshead then bust and ooze smelly odor, looks red like the bumps that bust are raw. Initially started with one big bump which has gotten bigger then spread with little bumps, now it smells. Has been using same deodorant for past few months without any problems.
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear customer,

The presence of bumps underwarms may be due to the bacterial infection and should be treated with suitable local application of antibiotic ointment and in some cases oral antibiotics as well.

Yoo should have the physical examination by the dermatologist done to know the underlying cause and start the treatment accordingly.

The use of deodrant may be avoided for the time being as there may also be chances of its allergy happening to her.

The commonly used antibiotic ointments are saframycin, betadiene etc

Thank you!
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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