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hard pus filled bump on back

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Do not try and drain this yourself without assistance and with a possible need for concomitant antibiotic treatment. This could be very dangerous and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doc: Time to see the doctor for excision and drainage. You need to have all the pockets opened to get the bacteria out. So see doctor
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Possibly an abscess: A dental abscess (infection) of a tooth or gum may cause a pus filled bump to occur. See your dentist for a thorough examination and an appropriate ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Chronic infection: You have a chronic infection. It is not eliminated when the bump is 'popped'...That is just the way the body gets rid of used up white blood cells (pu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
If : If the area is infected you will need antibiotics, and possibly a procedure called an I&D (incision and drainage). Otherwise, you could try warm compr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Could be acne lesion that is infected. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get treatment that will clear the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Infection: Infections of the glands on the lips can become infected and cause an abscess. When you popped it the inflammation was extended into the surrounding t ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You need : You need evaluation for antibiotics. See your dermatologist.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It sounds like an abscess. At a minimum, it sounds like it needs to be incised and cultured.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked: It is better you do not burst it and get it checked by your doctor or the clinic.Puss filled bump means some kind of infection and may need to be trea ... Read More

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