They sound like boils or furuncle. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus.Ingrown hair after shaving or waxing are the commonest causes of boils.
Pls keep the area clean and apply some warm compresses. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.Also then hidradenitis suppurativa has to be ruled out.
Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
Thank you so much for your time and helping me out! I soaked and rinsed in Olay daily purifying body wash with sea salts and microbeads and then applied neosporin last night. This morning I noticed a big difference the left side is almost completely gone and the right side the bigger ones have gone down to hardly nothing and the smaller ones are just red spots. I hope this cures it and it goes away. Thank you for your help!
Hi, I have the exact same problem, and last night I used an antibiotic and a warm compress, but when I woke up this morning I had a big painful/itchy red rash on the other side of my armpit. Is this really abnormal? Is there some other problem? I hate going to the doctor, but I'm wondering if I should at this point. Thank you.
I have the zit like pempils all under, just below my armpits, on the sides of my breast, along my stomach just above my waist line, on the insides of my thighs, on my butt, and now some are running down the backs of my legs. They are red, sore, and have a thick, very thick like white pus in them. I have battled this for so long. I prayer every night for them to go away. I know it has been at least 10 years battling this from Doctor to Doctor. Now one ever says anything except hair follicles.
Im having the same problem but the rash is not in the armpit its self, its along the side and goes down towards the side of my breast. It itches and i just thought it could be razor burn but i dont shave the sides that far down. Im alittle worried. just applied hemp loation and its very soothing. Does anyone have some advice on what i could get from walgreens?