My daughter is 11 years old. About six months ago we noticed a lump under her arm. Took her to the pediatrician and they prescribed Bactrum (antibiotic). The lump appeared to go away. Last week she was complaining again about pain and now she had a very large lump (slightly smaller than a baseball) under her arm. I immediately called the doctor and took her back in the next day(3days ago), they prescribed augmentin this time. There were no visible lesions, no infected hairs, nothing that we could see, so he assumed it was an infection or a lymph node that was inflamed. Now tonight after she has been complaining constantly about the pain and being very limited in movement after her shower her armpit literally is constantly seeping puss. What on earth could this be?! And what should we be doing?!View Thread
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