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Armpits itching with lumps beneath the skin

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Both my armpits have been itching and I mean ITCHING horribly for about 3 months now. Burns when I get out of the shower and then returns to horrible itching and there are a few lumps underneath the skin. One that seems to be enlarging. I have used the same deodorant for many years. This is not rasor burn. Any advice as to what this is?
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replied March 22nd, 2012
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Without a visual examination, it cannot be confirmed about the exact cause of the condition.

The possible conditions that can present with severe itching in the armpit include - Hydradenitis suppurativa, Eczema, Seborrhiec dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal or bacterial infections.

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic granulomatous sweat gland disease that may cause itchy underarm skin.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition caused due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malessizia.

To know the exact cause of your condition, you might consult with your doctor or a dermatologist who can treat you accordingly.
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