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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Pus: Many abscesses require drainage by a doctor, and often oral antibiotics. Also, be cautious about an undiagnosed infections related to sexually transmi ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
15 years experience in Wound care
Untreated infection: Foul smelling pus is a mixture of bacteria and your body's white blood cells there to kill it. After draining it, there will be some blood mixed with ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
?acne: This may be a variant of acne rosacea which can be aggravated by Sun light and alcohol intake or spices. If these persist see a dermatologist for diag ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
The beelly button: Is what is called the umbilicus . Developmentally it is the link between the fetal and maternal circulation . After birth the link will be cut with sc ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Time for a visit: You don't mention the babies age. If under 2 months an office visit today is very important & you should not delay. If an older toddler, you might cle ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: You need to be seen by your doctor. This sounds like an infection and it needs to examined and cultured. You most likely need antibiotics. This could ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to the Doctor: This is the definition of a complicated illness and /or infection. You need to be fully evaluated by a physician urgently.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Vezza
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need more info: sores on your mouth can be from different things most commonly cold sores can look like that if it does not go away after several days or if it cont ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deirdre Habermehl
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prob. Sebaceous cyst: Often small pimple like areas on the vulva that can be sebaceous cysts and they don't require treatment. The white discharge can resemble cottage chee ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Please see a: doctor. It sounds like you need to have an oral antibiotic to heal this up. Meanwhile, you can apply warm compresses, topical antibiotic cream and don ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yeast: It says you are female, so the most likely thing is a yeast infection, although trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis is also possible. The best thing i ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rule out fungus: The throat should be cultured for fungus. There are a number of fungi that co-habitate with normal bacterial flora in the throat. Usually, this foll ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Meanwhile get in the shower every day with a dandruff shampoo. There are many. Tar, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione ar ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doctor: It sounds like you definitely have an infection. Could be simple like a yeast infection, or could be a more serious STD. But definitely if you have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Cyst, in grown hair: Sounds like a cyst or blocked hair follicle. Keep the area clean and don't "pop" it again. These will resolve on their own.
A 10-year-old male asked:
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Antiseptic: May benefit from a topical antiseptic/antibiotic dressing but if extensive and difficult/slow to drain or unwell may need consideration of oral antibi ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
May need Rx: Green pus is concerning for infection and antibiotics are likely required. Warm saltwater gargles may help while securing an appointment with your pri ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sore?: If your throat is sore and you see white exudate (pus balls) then you can gargle with salt water or half/half peroxide and mouthwash for relief.. It w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Sebaceous cyst: It is a sebaceous or epidermoid cyst caused sometimes by inflammation of some kind. If it returns and bothers you, you can have it removed. If it begi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Examination: See your Physician for throat examination and appropriate Rx.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
Debris?: Whether this is concerning depends on how long post-op you are. If it's been a few days and you are comfortable, not likely an issue. If it's less tha ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Viral, bacterial or fungal infection, leukoplakia etc. If u smoke, try to quit.Take care! http://www.Md-health.Com/white-spots-on-throat.Html.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience in Urology
Se my notes: That is unusual to have such a feeling,unless you have an infection,which you may have.The gooey discharge is probably coming from the vagina. If you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not STD: However, I would have a GYN MD check it out if it doesn't heal in 3 to 5 days.

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