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Posted by: Jamie | 2005/12/09

Boil?

Hi, I woke up this morning to an uncomfortable feeling under my armpit. I couldn't continue sleeping and then asked my mom her opinion on what it could be because she would have a better view on the whole thing- where I could just feel it and touch it. My mom's reply wasa boil.
My mom's reply shocked me because I don't know how I got it. I do stress a lot!!! And my mom said the main cause could be that or a lack of something. PLease help and any advice or imformation will really help.

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Dear Jamie,
Sometimes the sweat glands in the armpit gets blocked and cause infection. Wash with antiseptic soap, put something like Bactroban ointment on and if it makes a yellow point, please go to your GP to let him/her drain it for you. Stay away from deoderants until it is healed.

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