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I have had a swollen armpit under my arm and im a little

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hello i have had a swollen armpit under my arm and im a little worried about it can you help me
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.


Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

There can be a few possibilities for the swelling.

There can be an infection of the glands associated with hair follicles there.

This can cause pain & swelling.

Blood count may be normal in mild infection.
Lymph nodes can be enlarged & inflamed.

Cyst can form there from blockage of gland.

As your pain is getting unbearable, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor again.
You can take antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin or naproxen, if there is no other contraindication.
That will help with pain.
You can apply warm, moist compress too.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.