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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Sounds like infection. Try warm soaks and topical Bacitracin twice daily for a few days. If it gets worse see physician for oral antibiotics.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: for culture and possible packing of boil
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more common ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Seek care: It is important to identify the infecting organism with a culture and start antibiotics. May not have completely drained and require incision and fur ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sebaceous cyst : You probably have a sebaceous cyst. These can be removed. You should see your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: That is normal drainage. The volume is important to your surgeon. Record to volume daily and report to him or her.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Drainage : drainage from a jewelry piercing site can be either infection or allergic reaction
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Peritonsillar absces: A peritonsillar abscess is a formation of pus and infection around a tonsil. It can be extremely painful and cause problems with swallowing and breat ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
See your surgeon: This could be residual infection or scarring with serous drainage. See your surgeon to verify.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Spider bites are quite rare. The possible cause is an infected ingrown hair with secondary infection. The doctor (hopefully) who lanced this may hav ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to thre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Only a visual inspection with cultures will reveal the true nature of what's going on but my money would be on an infectious entity with what you're s ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Spread: Ypu can drive the infection deeper and worsen the issues. Warm compresses can help healing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It may well do this.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
To be or not to be: that is the question? Time will tell.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. as any surgery: Hurts to some extent, but the drainage of these abscesses is life saving, as swelling can increase rather rapidly and interfere with breathing etc.. ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: This is not typically advised but on occasion, dermatologists will inject lesions with steroids.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
No, see a doctor!: If you're pretty certain it's truly a brown recluse bite, then see a plastic surgeon or wound care specialist early on--these are serious and can lead ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Storfer
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Very rarely: Zits actually represent the body's response to a superficial skin infection. The whitehead is pus and is composed of white blood cells and bacteria. P ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unle ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Alternative: The basic principle for wounds with infection/pus is to avoid oily occlusive products. Neosporin is oil based. Some alternate wound products are salin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible but: Without knowing more details , it would be hard to tell. If you do find pus coming out, then an infection is likely.
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