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Could it be I have folliculitis?

By August 20, 2011 - 2:56pm
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Hi, I've been experiencing under arm and breast pain and when I saw my doctor he told me it can be from either to much shaving or something from lymph nodes? I had testings done and I'm seeing my doctor this week for follow up. One of my relatives she is a nurse and I explained my whole situation and she told me it can be something called folliculitis. I'm going to mention to my doctor what my relative told me. Seems like the way my under arm looks is when I move my skin to look at it looks like tiny red pimples which feels real sharp and painful. Does this mean folliculitis? In all this time I've been suffering with pain and I kept having antibiotics until I felt better but antibiotics has given me only temporary relief but the pain and everything keeps coming back.

I am starting to feel much better in all this time but not 100 percent. I just hope everything goes well when I see my doctor.


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Thanks for your reply. So from what your saying is folliculitis means could be a result from shaving? I will mention this to my doctor anyways. I'm seeing my doctor this week and I really do hope everything goes well.

I am feeling better but not 100 percent. I still feel dizzy and have pain under my arm but not as bad as before because I had antibiotics. I am doing better though I just can't figure out what to do to get rid of this dizziness, I'm afraid I faint or something and I don't realize it.

I will keep you posted how my doctor appointment goes.


August 20, 2011 - 8:48pm

Hi Melissa,
I believe this is related to your other posts, when you mentioned that your doctor (as well as many EmpowHER moderators) agreed that the pain you are experiencing could be related to shaving.

The term folliculitis is basically an infection and/or inflammation in the hair follicle (could be a result from shaving), and I assume this is what your doctor was prescribing antibiotics for...it is a good idea to ask your doctor if he was suspicious of folliculitis or other infection/inflammation of the hair follicle or skin tissue.

You can read more at: Folliculitis.

I'm glad to hear you are feeling much better, and I hope you update us after your doctor appointment.

August 20, 2011 - 7:29pm
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