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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have a very small red lump under my armpit... it feels

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Hi I have a very small red lump under my armpit... it feels very sore. For about 1 week.
JA: When did the lump first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: 1 week. I havent used any medicine
JA: Have you seen a dermatologist about the lump?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.

This is either folliculitis--infection around a hair shaft--or a small infected benign cyst

For now you can apply an over the counter antibacterial ointment like Neosporin twice a day for a week

That should clear it up, but, if not, you'd need a course of oral antibiotics from your doctor

Please let me know if you need any more information