I have a lump on my armpit, it is growing and irritating?

27 Years Old, Male, No medical history.

Main Issue:
– Swelling type of visual on armpit
– Starting to go red and irritated
– Feels tender, almost like Puss built up

Condition:
– Last week I felt I was coming up with a cold
– Friday 07 Oct 2016 I was returning home after a meeting and started to get cold shivers and bursts of hotness in my body causing sweating.
– Also had terrible cough turned flemmy quickly
– Suggesting a virus.
– I’ve taken medication (no antibiotics at this stage as this has started to improve 10 fold).

I have come to notice a few days ago a lump on my armpit and as I have started to touch it more often it’s started to grow and cause irritation. It feels tender and seems like I have some liquid built up inside. Not sure if it’s an infection or anything.

I have in the past shaved my armpits / trimmed but have never had this before.

I would much appreciate your response and suggestions of treatment.

P.S – the Image doesn’t do my description any justice but you should be able to see the red saw area near the bottom and going round to the middle. That is the location of the slight bump. It has certainly gone bigger since yesterday night but that may be because I kept feeling it and may have caused irritation.

Many thanks.

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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

That might be an allergic skin reaction that may be due to using deodorants or sprays..
A bacterial infection might be suspected if color changed to brown or yellow..
Avoid friction and sprays for a while if it persists see a dermatologist

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
these are enlarged axillary lymph nodes . it usually occurs secondary to any prior chest infection. if its painful,then it may develop into an abscess. start taking antibiotics and anti inflammatory tablets.
apply ice packs. do not massage
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
IT IS A LOCAL FUNGAL LESION WHICH HAS GOT INFECTED SECONDARILY. START ON ANTIBIOTICS AND FIBRINOLYTIC ENZYME TABLETS. APPLY LOCAL GEL AND ICE .
DO NOT RUB OR TRY TO PRESS IT HARD

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
its a hair follicle infection due to poorly maintained axillary hygiene. the roots of the axillary hair get infected easily. antibiotics should be started at the earliest. vitamin c tablets will speed up the recovery process

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