Boils with green pus - Doctor answers

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I was treated for a boil 5 days ago w/ antibiotics. The boil popped yesterday & is draining green pus & still hurts. Should I be concerned?

I was treated for a boil 5 days ago w/ antibiotics. The boil popped yesterday & is draining green pus & still hurts. Should I be concerned?

BOIL: JUST KEEP UP THE ANTIBIOTICS FOR AS LONG AS YOUR DOCTOR TELLS YOU TO.
BE PATIENT.
I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOUR BOIL IS LOCATED, BUT FAIRLY HOT COMPRESSES FOR TEN MINUTES TWO OR THREE TIMES DAILY OFTEN HELP THE HEALING PROCESS.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I have large boils. Busted one with brownish green blood pus and had foul odor. Should I be worried? Have holes from others too.

I have large boils. Busted one with brownish green blood pus and had foul odor. Should I be worried? Have holes from others too.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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I have a boil in my armpit it's been draining for about two weeks and now the pus is green what should I do please help!

I have a boil in my armpit it's been draining for about two weeks and now the pus is green what should I do please help!

Evaluation: See your doctor or go to an urgent care center for evaluation. The area may need to be opened up some more for adequate drainage. You may need antibiotic but not in all cases. ...Read more

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What do you do after a pus boil has drainged and have a hole?

See below: You probably need an antibiotic to clear up the infection so see your doctor. Leave the hole alone so more pus can drain out. It will seal up on its own. You can apply warm compresses to the area. ...Read more

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What makes pus pains in boil or any wound which has become infected?

Tied together: Pain is caused by inflammation. An infection brings white blood cells which cause inflammation pus is the residual of white blood cells and dead broken down materials. ...Read more

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Pus comes out from my boil, what should I do?

Boil: A boil draining pus can be a sign of a staph infection. If you have not seen a doctor, you should. The lesion may require drainage or possibly antibiotics. Washing with an antibacterial soap and applying hot compresses to the lesion may help until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Pus comes out from a boil, should I press it?

Boil treatment: A boil is usually a staph infection and is therefore infectious. If drainage comes out easily from a boil, there is no real harm in pressing it to express the drainage. Please wash hands and the area well with antibacterial soap after doing so. If it is not resolving or if you experience fever or expanding pain and redness, see your local health professional. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of unbearable pain caused by boil (pock) filled with pus?

See your doctor: Your doctor will examine this and determine why pus is present and likely open and drain or even remove the entire pus pocket. If appropriate he will also put you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a boil very tiny but very painful u can see the white pus but besides being very painful it at a stand still please help I can't take the pain?

Get it examined!: Many boils need to be drained for proper healing to take place. Most patients also need antibiotics in conjunction. I recommend getting seen by your provider and getting it drained under sterile technique. Get better soon! ...Read more

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I think I might have a boil on my vagina. It's on the outside and it's not open and there's no pus but it is painful.?

I think I might have a boil on my vagina. It's on the outside and it's not open and there's no pus but it is painful.?

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some folliculitis or abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running hot soapy water as often as it is convenient and should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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How to clean a popped boil (with or without pus) at home so that it doesn't spead when a doctor is not available?

Boil: It's important to apply hot (not too hot) applications and wash the surrounding uninfected skin with rubbing alcohol to prevent the spread of the staphylococcal bacteria. You shouldn't try to drain the abscess but if drainage is needed, a physician should perform the procedure and will most likely prescribe an antibiotic as well. ...Read more

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My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

No: A boil is an infection from an organism on the skin. There are also glands that can become occluded and these sebaceous glands will drain a malodorous thick material but they are not always infected. See your doctor for treatment but not related to eggs. ...Read more

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I had a boil that drained naturally. There's still a little pus coming out through the day. I am keeping it covered, but it looks like its getting big?

Get seen: An abscess can be sneaky. It can seem ok because it is draining but may have loculations that are not draining. Best to have this surgically drained and have the loculations broken up. ...Read more

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Have boil between butt cheeks. Tried squeezing it, only blood and clear pus came out and tore skin off top. Now hurts bad and is really big. What to do?

Have boil between butt cheeks. Tried squeezing it, only blood and clear pus came out and tore skin off top. Now hurts bad and is really big. What to do?

Abscess: Sounds like a pilonidal cyst or a rectal abscess, but either one often requires surgical intervention with an incision and drainage procedure, and possibly antibiotics, etc, . ..You should get this evaluated and treated by a dr. Good luck. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more