HS Sufferer

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Hi i'm scheduled for armpit surgery, currently i have no active abcess but why do i still have so much pain in my arm?  I can't move my arm the pain is right up to my shoulder sad

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    I never have had pain that goes up my arm in my shoulder that's weird. I hope its not a pinch nerve in your neck or something because I have hs and I also have a bad neck and before my neck surgery I had pain up my arm that moved into my shoulder.I pain wasn't caused from my hs tho.

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    Hi. Abscesses aren't necessarily just one little thing. They can create tracts under the skin to join up so you may have underlying tracts that don't have a head. (That's why you're not supposed to squeeze them.) If it hurts to press on your underarm it might be something like that but if not and there is no sign of infection a nerve problem is more likely. Either way, speak to your doctor and or surgeon about it and make sure they know before the surgery.

    If it were after the surgery I'd say it's a nerve problem because the surgeons push your arm past the point that it's comfortable to get at the infected area and can cause nerve damage. It happened to me and I had only half use of my arm for a couple of months as I couldn't raise it.

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      It could just take a course of strong antibiotics. Unless you're seeing your dermatologist, I'd look up a list of effective antibiotics and rule out anything that hadn't worked for you in the past. I have a cyst and a granuloma under my arm that are still there after two rounds of the wrong antibiotics and was prescribed one that has completely stopped working for me as well.

      Clindamycin and rifampicin together is supposed to be effective in less severe cases, so says the Internet.

      Don't leave it too long or it will only get worse.

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      Ya its terrible when they come out on top of old ones.my one armpit is so bad I think I really need to see about having surgery.I really wish there was a different way,I take doxycycline and clindamycin lotion but my doc wants me to take it all the time but I take it for like 7 days when they get bad.I want them to work when I need them so my body don't get use to them.

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      It is terrible especially when antibiotics don't help ..I'm so frustrated right now and worried that tomorrow all go well. Here in SA Dr are not familiar with this condition so little knowledge of this in our country and I don't know of any sufferers here. Yes i know its embarrassing and not many speak out but i feel if we dont then how will we ever get to a cure

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    I had the same thing. Mine was a deep infection and they had to remove my lymph nodes. I had surgery on both underarms. I had a total of 16 surgeries but my case I'm sure is a lot worse than yours. The only recommendation that I have is to go to a wound care after the surgery if the area doesn't heal quickly. There are so many wound care techniques.. I have tried them all and the one that worked the best for me was at the wound care facility. They have a lot more access to better, less painful methods. I went a year with opened wounds.. but once I went to wound clinic my wounds finally healed! They saw me weekly.. they used prisma and hydrofera blue. Healed up quickly and you can keep those on for a while.. the prisma dissolves and the hydrofera blue changes from Blue to white.. it needed to be changed like 3 times a week.. super easy and then I used a surgical pad over it.. but it didn't stick.. just pour some saline and it comes right out.. please don't make the same mistake as I did and be in pain that was completely unnecessary.. have a plastic surgeon that has done the surgery plenty of times before.. then go to wound care clinic as soon as surgeon let's u..

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