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Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

See your doctor: Please follow up with your doctor for a skin check. Insect bites can progress and worsen into skin infections that should be evaluated. Also your medical provider can prescribe treatments for relief from possible itching that you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more


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I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. what could it be? Help! age 21

I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. what could it be? Help! age 21

Fleas: Where are you when you get bit. It could be fleas or possibly bed bugs. If you are in your bed when this occurs try washing your bed clothes and treating your room for insects. Not everyone is allergic to fleas but if you are they could cause the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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Should i pop pustules from fire ant bites?

Should i pop pustules from fire ant bites?

No: You will increase the chance of infection if you pop them let them heal. ...Read more

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Painful pustules. Some are red and flat and some are red and have swelling. There are about 50 of them from my shoulders to my torso. Some on chest.?

Painful pustules. Some are red and flat and some are red and have swelling. There are about 50 of them from my shoulders to my  torso. Some on chest.?

Some thoughts...: There can be many reasons for the rash you describe, but i'd first look for any new medications started in the past month, i.E allergic reaction. Also, are you having fever, muscle aches, fatigue? You could be having some sort of infection. Bottom line, rashes like these are very hard to diagnose without seeing them, and because they're painful, i really suggest getting them checked out soon. ...Read more

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I get these huge pustules on my hands and thighs every now and then. They're painful sometimes . What do i do?

Culture: First thing would be to see a dermatologist and get one of these pustules cultured to determine if this is an infectious process or some other skin disorder ...Read more

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Remedy & cause for recurring boil/pustule on top center region between hips. Happens almost every month, lasts for 4 days then bursts.Too painful.

Remedy & cause for recurring boil/pustule on top center region between hips. Happens almost every month, lasts for 4 days then bursts.Too painful.

See a doctor: Get this cultured and you will probably need antibiotic treatment and an attempt made to rid you of nasopharyngeal and skin carriage of staph aureus using Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment in nares and hexachlorophine or chlorhexadine containing soap to wash with (cannot use other soaps while using this because they wash off the antibacterial film it creates on skin). ...Read more

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Itchy bites on legs. red surrounding area, perfectly round pustule in the center. doesnt really hurt but is firm when i push on the red area. warm.

Itchy bites on legs. red surrounding area, perfectly round pustule in the center. doesnt really hurt but is firm when i push on the red area. warm.

Age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Ages and locations can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on thigh-2 months. 2 different prescribed steroids failed. Now it's painful w/pustules. Thoughts?

Red, itchy rash on thigh-2 months. 2 different prescribed steroids failed. Now it's painful w/pustules. Thoughts?

See a specialist: Painful pustules that are painful need to be taken seriously. There are several diseases that can present with pustules. Actually, any rash that stays in one place for more than 24 hours needs to be addressed. See a dermatologist first, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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