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what causes little puss pockets on fingers

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Paronychia: Sometimes people get little infections around the fingernail called paronychia. They're caused by picking a hangnail or biting the nails or messing t ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Dyshidrosis: Most "pus pockets" on fingers are actually little blisters that look like pustules because the skin is so thick. The sweat glands are blocked, causing ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
puss: Puss requires drainage. See your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Circumcision: I suggest that you bring your son to see a pediatric urologist for a detail examination. It is likely that either due to formation of a "skin bridge" ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
It's OK - Smegma: Your son likely somw shaft skin adherent to the penile glans, whic means that two layers of skin are stuck together. Each of these layers sheds dead s ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: Are common and may be what you are referring to , usually appear like white or yellowish spots, related to debris that gets caught in tonsil crypts, t ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Furunculs aka boils: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Pharingitis: If you have a doubt then get tested. There are many causes of pharyngitis and some can be viral. If you see pus and have fever then consider seeing ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Ringworm is very aptly names because it can create a ring shape in your skin. There can be a circle with skin that looks normal in the middle. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typicall ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is an : Infection - so it requires medical care. You don't want the infection to become worse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible.: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck a ... Read More

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