About 5 days ago, I noticed a lump on my armpit which had a yellowish, tiny, pus-like bud. No pus or debris appeared, however, hence I'm not sure if it is an abscess.
2-3 days later, a separate lump appeared on the same armpit, but this one is elongated, like a strip. There are also extremely tiny buds (close to dots but not as 2-dimensional) on it. Both are reddish, painful and relatively (not very) hard when I raise my armpit and apply pressure on them.
They occurred while I was on vacation. Could it be due to the (hotel) towels used? I'm not sure if there is a nick on my armpit, because sometimes it appears and sometimes it doesn't -- there is no way for me to identify it accurately.
I am really worried and I would appreciate any advice on further identification of this problem ( i.e. whether they are symptoms of an infection or not :( ) and possible home remedies besides warm compression as a first reaction.
Thank you so much!