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1. Located, placed, or used under the arm.
2. Sports Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underhand.
With an underarm motion or delivery.
The armpit.
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Q. A lump in my armpit Hi, Last week after the shower I found a small painful lump in my right groin. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed me some antibiotics. I’ve been taking it for 5 days and the lump is still there. I’m 31, usually healthy and work-out in the gym regularly, don’t smoke or use drugs and don’t take any medications. Is that dangerous? Should I go and see another doctor?

A. What you describe sounds like enlarged lymph node. The first diagnosis that’s suspected in such case is an infection that makes it painful. The antibiotics you take need several more days to act, so currently it doesn’t sound suspicious. If the lump persist, it’d be wise to consult you doctor

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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The SWAY Underarm Detox Masque is described as a super-charged charcoal mask armed with the power of pure clay and apple cider vinegar to purify and illuminate underarm skin, while speeding and easing the transition to natural deodorant.
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"Modern deodorants work by inhibiting or killing many of the bacteria present our underarms in order to prevent BO.
The scientists set about identifying which bugs make the most thioalcohols and revealed just three that live on the underarm sklin could do it well.
With dpn, beg at center of underarm BO sts, pick up and knit 5 (5, 5, 11, 11, 17, 17) sts along BO sts (1 st in each BO st), 1 st in corner, pm, pick up and knit 39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57) sts evenly along selvedge edge of armhole to shoulder, 39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57) sts evenly along selvedge edge to underarm, pm, pick up and knit 1 st in corner, then 5 (5, 5, 11, 11, 17, 17) sts along rem BO sts--90 (96, 102, 120, 126, 144, 150) sts.
Botox is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older.
Dove deo works in two ways: it helps prevent underarm darkening, and it helps in the faster turnover of skin cells, resulting in whiter and smoother underarm skin.
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