3 home remedies to get rid of armpit lumps



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 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:

1. Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains anti-inflammatory properties that ease swelling as well as rich in vitamin C and a great natural astringent.

What to do:

  • 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 everyday for a week.

2. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is antiseptic as well as antibiotic that fights infection. It helps dry out the lumps/bumps.

What to do:

  • Mix equal parts of unfiltered apple cider vinegar and water together.
  • Soak 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.

3. 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.

What to do:

  • Soak towel in hot water.
  • Wring out the excess water.
  • Place towel under armpit for 5 minutes.
  • Repeat this 2 or 3 times daily till lumps disappear.

However, if the lumps refuse to go away or become enlarged, consult a doctor immediately to avoid complications.