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bumps under the arm pit

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My daughter has small bumps under her arm pit and some of them have white heads. She is a juvenile diabetic if that helps any.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Does she have a fever / pus oozing out / pain / tenderness over the area ?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no fever - some pus from the white heads - slight discomfort
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Since she is a diabetic, it would be advisable to have this evaluated by her doctor as this infection can flare up and get aggravated because of her diabetic status.

I would also suggest getting a blood sugar test done.

Kind Regards,

Dr.Joshi


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So is this a common infection?
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
This is most probably a simple bacterial infection of the skin in her armpits.

Her diabetic status makes an evaluation necessary as a simple infection can become worse and thus difficult to treat because of the increased blood sugars.

Kind regards,

Dr.Joshi

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