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Recurring pus-filled, painful lumps under the arms. What could it be?

Hi. My sister had these lumps under her arm around 2 months ago. They went away on their own if she didn t bother them or shave. About 2 weeks later my mother had developed the same lumps under her arm, same situation. I myself have just recently gotten the same lumps under my right arm, the first filled with a puss, & I squeezed it out & it went away. Then a few days later I developed another luno, this one bigger & more painful. Both my mother & sisters lumps were also filled with puss & they used a black creamy like medicine that we got from a nutrition store that seems to take them away. Any ideas? A little concerned!
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

You might have developed furuncles.

These are deep bacterial infections.

Treatment is with antibiotics but the choice of antibiotics should be based on culture and sensitivity tests.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you

Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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