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Recurring hard pimple like cysts under armpit filled with blood and pus causing intense pain. How can I eliminate these?

i have these pimple like cycst almost looking things under my armpit that are hard and pop filled with blood and pus , it heals and does it again with this I also started getting these little pimple like blisters that I fill coming. It hurts really bad in the area when its forming and by the next morning it is filled w pus and the skin is hard and red around it... help please
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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The problem what you encounter is Hidradenitis suppurativa.I will start you on C.Doxy1 100mg daily for 21 days along with Topical Clindamycin[Erytop] gel by night.Re port to me after 3 weeks.If not responding we will consider systemic retinoids.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response

Welcome to healthcare magic!
This problem is fairly common and it is intensely painful and most of the morbidity related to it's location.
The main cause behind the recurrence is the arm pit may be very hairy and sweating, due to overweight there might be a rubbing of surfaces all the time you move around, or you may be having raised blood sugar due to diabetes.
The problem recurs again and again due to recurrent infection in the axilla, and the contributory factors I have already narrated need to be removed.
For the present problem you need to consult your physician who would know the effective antibiotics and would probably drain the pus under local anesthesia if it's there.

I hope this advise would be helpful for you.

Still if you have any queries or doubts, please write me back,
I would be happy to solve them.

Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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