Cyst under Armpit

Hidradenitis suppurativa also causes cyst under armpit (a bump or swelling). There are many causes of this – infections, swollen lymph nodes and cysts. It may have many causes. Lymph nodes play the role of germ filters or catchers of cancerous tumor cells. When they do their work, they gradually increase in seize. This enlargement may be caused by:

  • Breast or arm infection
  • Herpes, AIDS and other body infections like mono.
  • Cancers such as breast cancer or lymphomas.

These cysts may produce large painful lumps in the affected area. The underlying causes could be the use of antiperspirants and shaving. Such occurrences are common in teenagers who have just begun shaving. Other causes also include harmless fatty growths (lymphomas), cat scratch disease and use of certain vaccinations or medicines.

How to treat it?

Treatment depends on how severe your condition is. If it is mild, applying warm compresses to the cysts and washing with antibacterial soap could help treat these bumps. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help manage swelling and relieve pain. It is possible that more severe cases require topical oral antibiotics topical applied to the skin or taken by mouth. In some people, Hidradenitis suppurativa cysts may get worse over time. It can lead to scarring of the affected area. These people may need surgery.


There is no sure way to prevent exacerbations, but avoiding the following may help:

  • Adjusted and synthetic clothes.
  • Hot and humid climates.
  • Shaving
  • Use deodorant.
  • Stress

Staying healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep may also help prevent exacerbations. If you are overweight, losing weight may help you feel better.



Fortunately, sebaceous cysts are more annoying than dangerous and dealing with natural remedies and changing our lifestyle is often all that is needed to relieve symptoms. However, note that natural cures for cyst under armpit do not work all the time. Some cysts do not respond to natural remedies and require conventional treatment.

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About HS

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic infection that affects the apocrine glands. The apocrine glands are a type of sweat gland. Hidradenitis suppurativa is considered a severe form of acne. People who have HS develop painful red bumps or sores in the armpits, groin and anal area. Women can also develop HS under the breasts.

How to determine if you this skin disease?

The symptoms include one or more red bumps that are painful. The bumps grow, become inflamed and ooze. The bumps usually appear in areas where hair grows, as the groin, armpits or between the buttocks. They can also appear in areas where a portion of the skin rubs against another, such as between the thighs or under the breasts in women. HS can also cause itching and bad smell in the affected area.

Who is at risk of developing HS?

Women are more likely to develop this malicious skin disease than men. People who have a history of acne have a higher risk of developing this condition. HS could be transmitted from parents to children.


HS occurs when sweat glands and the openings of hair follicles become clogged. Doctors do not know why this happens. Poor hygiene does not cause this condition. It is not contagious. You can not catch it from another person or pass it on to others.

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