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Have red rash on both of my armpits. Is it just ingrown hair?

I have a red rash on both of my armpits. I went to my doctor when it was only a dime shape rash, she said it was most likely an ingrown hair . She recomended that I not shave and put hot conpresses on it. Well, i haven t shaves and I haven t put anything hot on them. While washing under my arms and applying deoderant in the morning, it stings.Any ideas what it could be?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Hello.It could be one of the infections of the sweat glands,called hidradenitis suppurativa.Get yourself re-checked,long term antibiotics may be required.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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