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Red pimple bumps in armpits

I have a had a rash of some kind in my armpits for almost a year now. It comes and goes, but never goes away completly. It looks like tiny red bumps spread out over my entire armpit area and has a white or yellow head on some of them that look like a pimple. Sometimes it is sensitive or sore and sometimes it itches.

When I had my baby she had the same looking thing on her diaper area and we went to the doctor. He said to put neosporain(sp) on it and it went away. I got it about a week later but only in my armpits and tried neosporain and it just got worse. I would like to know what it is and what I could put on it to make it go away.
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Ever since i can remember in my armpits there has been bumps that look sort of like a pimple they are almost the same color as my skin. Ive been told though that they are just a birth mark called Capillary haemangioma. Although it is not as serious of a one as some cases. This may be your problem though.
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I to have this problem but it only happened after I got my hysterictmey so I thought that might be the problem the docter does not know what it is.  Is there a cure it is very embarssing . Rhonda
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Hello,

Without examination ,confirming a diagnosis is tough but it can be folliculitis,boils or hidradenitis suppurativa.

Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus.Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles; such as the underarms, groin and buttocks esp in women.

Apply warm compresses on the lumps and keep the area clean. Topical antiseptic treatment and topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment is very useful.If still the lumps persist then specific treatment like antibiotics,vit A supplements,corticosteroid injections,isotretinoin,antiandrogens and sometimes excision and drainage ,laser therapy and radiotherapy are found useful.I feel that you should consult a dermatologist and discuss these options with him.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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I HAVE WHAT THEY CALL HYDRADENITIS. I GET THESE BUMPS THAT LOOK LIKE A BOIL. I GET THEM ON MY BREAST AND I GET THEM UNDER MY ARMS. AND OTHER AREAS. I AM 27 YEARS OLD. AND I HAVE ALREADY HAD TO GET SUGERY DONE UNDER MY LEFT ARMPIT.  BUT IS THERE A CURE FOR THIS OUT THERE?
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I was diagnosed with HS about 1 year ago and have been through the ordeal of lancing a BIG DEEP boil on the bottom of my breast (which DOES NOT NUMB due to infection...OUCH!!) and recurring PAINFUL boils in my armpits. I haven't had any more breast issues (thank goodness!) but am still having the armpit problems. Mine seems to respond best to Doxycycline when it flares up. My flare ups seem to correspond with my PMS...it happens about 5 days before my period, so I also think it has to do with a hormone imbalance. Sometimes though, it just randomly happens mid-month. (maybe stress induced??) I put "udder balm" or "bag balm" on the boils and sometimes this will help soften the skin up so that they can drain. Yes, it is marked for veterinary use and is used to soften up cow udders (lol), but is available in your local drug store. It's cheap, seems to help and is totally safe for humans. It's very similar to "Boil Ease" and much less expensive. One tin of it will last FOREVER!!

The main reason that I am writing this note is because I am a classic yo-yo dieter and I noticed something VERY interesting during my two most recent weight loss attempts. I am 5'4' and 180 pounds at the moment and had a high weight of 198, so I am on the chunky side of the fence. I wear a size 17 in blue jeans and extra large tops.

I have tried many diets, but the only one that works for me is a high protein, VERY LOW carbohydrate ZERO SUGAR diet. (Atkins induction menu for one whole month instead of the suggested two weeks) I did this recently for one whole month (SHEER TORTURE...LOL) was very strict about it when I did it, and I kept the carbs below 15 grams a day. MEAT, EGGS, CHEESE AND LETTUCE ONLY!!! "YES" TO MAYO and ranch dressing, NO TO KETCHUP (it contains sugar) also...NOTHING WHITE...I allowed myself a very small portion of green beans or broccoli once a day. I also drank enough water to fill a lake. NOTHING TO DRINK BUT WATER...and an occasional unsweet tea with Splenda! NO DIET SODAS!! It takes the first three days to detoxify the body and then the weight loss begins! :0)

I recently managed to "stay on the wagon" for a month and lost 18 pounds without exercise. The thing that makes this relevant to this forum is that during the time that I was on that strict diet without sugar or carbs (which turn into sugars in the bloodstream) I didn't have ANY outbreaks of HS and the outbreak that I had when I started the diet faded away completely in about 7-8 days after I started the diet. My body was finally detoxified of all of the CRAP that I stuff into it every day.

I then "fell off of the wagon" after a month and returned to my normal everyday "idiot" diet of fast foods, highly processed foods and refined sugars. (and PEPSI, PEPSI, PEPSI, ALL OF THE TIME...FULL FLAVORED) What a bad girl I am!

It took about two to three weeks of the old habits to REtoxify my body before the armpit symptoms reappeared, just as bad as they were before. HMMMMMMM.......I just wonder if there's a connection......lol

I wonder how many HS sufferers there are who are carb and sugar intolerant like I am? I tend to gain weight in the middle and are an "apple" body type. I was told that I am prediabetic and have high insulin levels and high blood pressure. My blood sugars are normal.

Due to these strange reactions of my HS to the special diet, I would almost lay money on the fact that MANY cases of HS are caused by toxins in our bloodstream caused by bad diet habits and high insulin levels in the blood. Especially since some of the research I've done says that most HS sufferers are overweight.

I guess that when my pain and suffering in my armpits is worse than the sugar and carb cravings, I might actually break free from this HORRIBLE disease. I would love to see an experiment with about 100 people with HS on a diet like this one to see if my guess is correct.

Maybe someday I'll find the willpower to make the permanent diet/lifestyle change and test my theory over a longer period of time. :0)

I hope I help at least ONE person with this post! That would have to be someone with better willpower than I have, but I'm sure that they are out there somewhere...

Marci
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I was looking up what it is that I have and not only now do I for sure think I have HS,unless when i set up my apt. with my doc and he says anything else,your post was amazing,im the Same Exact Size as you only a couple inches shorter!so lucky You! lol And im the Same Exact Way with the whole dieting thing,while reading your post,i felt like i was reading honest words of my Own so you helped me!but i hope i get this 'fixed and we both have the willpower to know we are beautiful no matter what but to be able to have the strength to be healthy & only better ourselves and our life...even if we do think it ***** im trying to Never forget,Theres Nothing to lose but a few extra pounds & why wouldnt i want to lose that..:)
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