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Armpit lump

Yesterday I had a sore throat and wasn't feeling well. This morning I woke up with a small hard lump in my armpit. There is only one. I have also been feeling dizzy and sick to my stomach all day, more so than usual. What's wrong with me?
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
This swollen lump in the armpit is a swollen lymph node. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes. Treatment is usually cold compresses, over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation.

I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.


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