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red big lump under armpitt aubrees-mommy Due May 3 (girl); 1 child; Jasper, 443 posts
13th Mar '13

ok so i have this pretty big lump/bump under my armpitt and it hurts SO BAD it has no head and its not a pimple or an ingrown hair . its bigger then a quarter but not too much and it burns really bad. i went to the hospital because ive had it for like a month and its not getting better they gave me some antibiotic to clear up the infection and they said it was an infected sweat gland but the medicine didnt do anything i been putting hot compresses on it all day and theres still no head and its even bigger now. i googled infected sweat gland and it doesnt loook like it. sounds familiar to anyone?

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
13th Mar '13

My mom had a cyst there that had to be drained or whatever.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
13th Mar '13

sounds like a boil. Might have to be lanced

Jo&Ry Due May 11 (girl); 33 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 1375 posts
13th Mar '13

Boil or cyst. The sell boil ease at the drug store works awesome.

aubrees-mommy Due May 3 (girl); 1 child; Jasper, 443 posts
13th Mar '13

i dont think its a boil theres like fluid all around the lump like under it and its like hard and puffy i dont know why they didnt lance it at the hospital....

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting aubrees-mommy:" ok so i have this pretty big lump/bump under my armpitt and it hurts SO BAD it has no head and its not ... [snip!] ... still no head and its even bigger now. i googled infected sweat gland and it doesnt loook like it. sounds familiar to anyone?"


actually my sister had something very similar to this. what it turned out to be was breast tissue growing. if you make an X across your body from your shoulders to your waist, this is called your milk line and you can grow breast tissue anywhere along this line. wierd i know. yes uncommon but it happens. im not saying that is what this is but it may be something for the drs to look into. good luck

Chelsea Marie Cate Due April 25 (boy); Cisco, Texas 250 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting aubrees-mommy:</b>" i dont think its a boil theres like fluid all around the lump like under it and its like hard and puffy i dont know why they didnt lance it at the hospital...."</blockquote>




Staff , hard and red like that there is deff puss underneath , did they give u antibiotics? Usually a few days after you start on them then it should come to a head and drain itself , if not then you'll have to have it lanced open and most likely packed where the infection has eaten your tissue .. that's the road you deff don't wanna go down . Put warm compresses on it and keep doing it it will most likely help bring it to a head . If it gets any worse please go see a doctor its very bad and can be passed to Lo . I delt with this when I.was pregnant with my first baby , except I had 5 of these knots under my arm pit, very painful & I had to have all 5 lanced open twice at once ... Wasn't the greatest experience :( get yourself some antibiotics hun before it gets worse