Q: Good evening Dr. Please I have been having constant boil in my armpit. Please can I know the reasons? A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in. Sorry to hear about your challenge.
Pain and swelling in the underarm (which is how a boil would appear) can be very uncomfortable.
There are a couple of things that can trigger these:
• Deodorants: These can cause skin irritation which can lead to boils. The delicate and sensitive skin of the underarms and the sweat that can accumulate there making it a rich culture medium for germs are factors that have been implicated. Solution: You may have to try another one…find one without fragrance or perhaps, formulated for sensitive skin. Reading the labels will provide this information
• Shaving: A lot of people can identify with this…bumps in the underarm after shaving. This can happen if you do not shave properly. Try…
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