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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
22 years experience Pediatrics
Infection possible: It is possible to get an infection in the skin following eczema. It sounds like this may have happened with your son. I would take him to see his doct ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Seek medical care: As it may significantly worsen. I could be an abscess, and may contain a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics -- "mrsa." you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: Genital herpes doesn't behave at all like this; herpes doesn't cause "hard pus filled" bumps or lesions like boils. This sounds li ... Read More
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A 1-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Sometimes this type of rash is impetigo caused by Staph bacteria. I would suggest discussing this possible cause with your PCP. This type of rash can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Some people are: more susceptible to them and they are caused by either bacteria from the top of the skin getting under the skin and then causing the boils or spreadin ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotic ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. T ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many do: Generally we recommend not to pop things...But many people do...Best after warm soaks, do not push hard, and clean well afterwards to prevent infectio ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Something called folliculitis, which is inflammation and infection of the hair follicles. The best thing to do is to show your doctor when you get on ... Read More
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