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    Amaryllis Posts: 24, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 18, 2007, 07:54 PM
    Skin abnormality; medical-ish, unnatural, not to do with tanning.
    This is kind of embarrassing and gross, but whatever. :p

    Kay kay. I have this... growth... in my left armpit. o_O; Iíve had it twice before there in about the same spot, once in my right. Its diameter is about the size of a dime, it hurts--a lot--when itís rubbed or touched by something, and it pops out at the most about, what, half a millimeter or so? It usually stays for a veeeery long time before going away by itself (at least two months, probably more... ) without me doing anything, but if thereís a way to make it go away faster or anything I shouldnít do to it, Iím all ears. :D Itís annoying since every time I move my left arm, it hurts; besides, itís kind of awkward. :o ;

    Some other info that might come in handy (probably wonít... ): I typically donít use deodorant/anti-perspirant since I donít need it; I shave every two days or so regularly (which I canít now because I canít do it without hurting myself); and Iíve been eating way too much fatty, junky food lately.

    What Iíve done so far: 4/15/07-discovered, did nothing. Grew bigger? 4/16/07-slathered some Tiger Balm on it, slapped a Band-Aid on (like itís going to do anything :p; ), overnight. Didnít help. 4/17/07-wrapped it tightly overnight. Didnít seem to really help. 4/18/07-wrapped it semi-tightly for the night. Seems to be little smaller today and not hurt as much; could be my imagination.

    Any suggestions? Thank you so much for taking time~ I really appreciate it!
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    Apr 18, 2007, 08:59 PM
    It sounds like you just might have a cyst which can sometimes be caused by shaving or certain deodorants or bacterial infections. Have you just recently started shaving the past couple of years or less? I got a cyst in my armpit when I was in 5th grade and I think my doctor gave me an antibiotic for it. Anyway, you really need to go to the doctor to get it checked out to make sure it is nothing serious. In the meantime, take some Ibuprofen and wash with something gentle like Cetaphil.
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    Apr 27, 2007, 06:57 PM
    Ah, thank you so much for replying! :D Yes, I've only starting shaving around two years ago--could you please tell me how does that affect this.. It's gone down recently, so it'll probably be okay if I don't go to a doctor. ^__^
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    Apr 27, 2007, 09:04 PM
    Well I'm not a professional or anything. As far as recently shaving-I think your body has to get used to this-I really don't know. I have read this before. I think you'll be okay. Armpits are sensitive areas. Make sure you shave up and down as your hairs on your armpits grow in different directions. Rinse your razor after each stroke and use shaving cream or conditioner before each stroke.
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    Apr 28, 2007, 06:18 AM
    Okay, I will. Thank you! :)

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