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Posted by: sara | 2005/12/12

urgent/very worried

Dear Doc

I woke up sunday morning with a very sore swollen gland
under my armpit. What could this be? Should I be worried?

Your urgent assistance would be highly appreciated.

Thank you

Kind Regards
Sara

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Dear Sara,
Probably a blocked sweat gland - usually red and very tender. Put on antibiotic ointment like bactroban and if it makes a yellow point, ask your GP to drain it and give you antibiotics.

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