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I have a little hard lump under the skin of my armpit what could it be?

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replied April 27th, 2012
Cancers Answer A34352
Welcome to e health forum.

The description of the lump mentioned in the history appears to be due to a benign enlargement of a lymph node.

Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any infection it is common for the lymph nodes to increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure).

You can take anti inflammatory medications like Advil or motrin for a few days, which will reduce the inflammation and the pain. Within a few days, the nodes will decrease in size and you will be back to normal.

In addition, you may also consult your doctor for a prescription of antibiotics to treat any associated skin infections that you may be having.

I hope this helps.

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