An armpit lump is a swelling or a bump under your arm. It is caused due to swollen lymph nodes and can be quite painful.
In some cases, these lumps last for a few days and go away on their own, while in a few cases, the lumps increase in size and cause pain.
Certain home remedies can help reduce the symptoms and appearance of armpit lumps. Here’s a list of them below:
- Warm water compresses
Hot water compresses work well because the hot temperature helps increase blood circulation and will help in this case to reduce the size of the lump/bump.
Method: Soak a towel in hot water. Wring out the excess water.
Place the towel under armpit for 5 minutes. Repeat this 2 or 3 times daily till lumps disappear.
- Lemon juice
Lemon juice contains anti-inflammatory properties that ease swelling as well as rich in vitamin C and a great natural astringent.
Method: Dip a cotton ball in freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply it on the lump/bump.
Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.
Repeat this 2 or 3 times every day for a week.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is antiseptic as well as an antibiotic that fights infection. It helps dry out the lumps/bumps.
Method: Mix equal parts of unfiltered apple cider vinegar and water together.
Soak a cotton ball in the mix and apply on the inflamed area.
Leave it on for 5 minutes, rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Repeat this 2 or 3 times daily desired results are gotten.