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puss filled bump on foot

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
May need antifungals: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. If a person has recurrent pimples on places where regular acne doesn't occur, he likely has infection in sk ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
If that is true pus: You need to see a foot doc, u might need that drained/and or should be on antibiotics...
A 43-year-old female asked:
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Puss: if u think it is a infected blister then you will need antibiotics. depends how big the abscess is-- may need draining as antibiotics may not work on ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience in Podiatry
WHERE'S COMING FROM?: Is the pus coming from the nail border, or is it on the side of the toe, away from the nail? Either way, pus should be evaluated and drained. You eith ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be Bartholin's: cysts or folliculitis along the hairline, or abscesses. Go see a GYN or family physician for diagnosis and proper treatment. Thanks for trusting in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I woul ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consider: evaluation by podiatrist if these are chronic lesions.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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 female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
??????: May or may not be. Herpes is usually painful with a few grouped vesicles but an inflammation of the base of a hair follicle may present like this.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in 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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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
See doctor: This represents probable infection or allergy which needs medical treatment. Over the counter medicines will not be effective for a case like this. It ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No!!: Absolutely not. If you do, there is no barrier against an infection. Let it heal and the blister will resolve on its own.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Two things: Antibiotics and drainage. See a doctor to properly treat this.
A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Sounds like a skin infection but to ensure proper treatment, I will recommend that you have nurse or a doctor take a look.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Growing?: Hard to say without examining you. Possibilities include fatty tumors(benign), cysts, abscesses? Calcified lesions? Cancer is very rare but not impo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Staph Infection: This is a dangerous staph infection often called "mersa". It mimics a spider bite. You need to get to the doctor tomorrow or urgently.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Boil (abscess): You're probably describing a boil or minor skin abscess (pocket of pus). As long as it's drained, you should be fine. But watch out for any surroundin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Pustular Dermatitis: Could be either psoriasis or another form of dermatitis. The treatment is usually higher dose topical steroids but you should visit with a dermatologi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably: a Bartholin's cyst warm compresses and possibly an antibiotic needed see your GYN

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