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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pink or Red Armpit Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pink or red armpit bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. It is caused by uncontrolled and fast growth of damaged cells in the breast tissue. These cells can also move to the lymph nodes and sometimes other organs. The main symptom of breast cancer is a hard or firm, non-mobile, usually non-tender lump in the breast that increases in size.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, armpit lump, breast mass or retraction, breast lump, nipple discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Armpit

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    armpit redness, armpit itch, scabbed armpit bump
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the armpit:
    armpit redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious. Thus, warts on the face are often spread there by the hands, and vice versa.

    78% go away in 2 years

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, painless facial bump, skin-colored facial bump, scaly facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with wart:
    headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

    Mild cases clear in a few days. More severe ones can cause hair loss and scarring.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, facial bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis:
    small facial lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Armpit Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Is there fluid coming out of the bump?

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Pink or Red Armpit Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pink or red armpit bump have also experienced:

    • 19% Painful Armpit Lump
    • 15% Armpit Pain
    • 14% Armpit Lump
  • People who have experienced pink or red armpit bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pink or red armpit bump were most often matched with:

    • 66% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Boil (Furuncle)
    • 16% Pimple
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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