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Eating Pus Or Sebum
How do I treat overactive sebum in my pores of my face lots of white pus in each pore. I've already use Re-tina A have a good skin routine.
Nasty - I have a pus filled bump on my back that keeps reoccurring! It is odorless, on painful, but the consistency is thick like toothpaste (sebum?)
Breaking out! Pus-y filled acne on face recently. Don't have major acne issues, but just started eating meat again&coffee? What the cause/how to fix?!
Diet vs acne: Although many patients will relate acne outbreaks to diet this is highly individual and learned through trial and error with avoidance being the best route. Stress and hormonal alterations are also contributing factors to consider. Accutane remains the single most effective treatment and should be prescribed and supervised by a physician. ...Read more
Myth: Since carrots contain carotene which the body has the ability to make into vitamin A, and very high doses of vitamin A or its relatives (famously isotretinoin) cause loss of the sebaceous glands, there's a "pop" idea that eating carrots suppresses sebum production. You can't make carotene into vitamin A fast enough to get toxic / high levels from doing it. ...Read more
No: Sebum, the oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands, is in no way an infectious substance. We all make it. If that is truly what you are describing then I feel comfortable saying not to worry. ...Read more
Pus may be infection: Pus is formed when the body is fighting an infection. It may be a sign of a healthy immune system, ergo the term "laudable pus". Pus is full of white blood cells (which fight infection) and microorganisms causing the infection. However, when pus collects in a cavity it forms an abscess. Pus should be drained from wounds to help fight the infection and help the wound to heal normally. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: What you described may represent the occurrence of hematospermia as seen in its various degree of discoloration or even bright red blood in the semen. This condition has scared and even terrified many men; as well, it has annoyed many professionals for nothing specific could be found through investigation over the 5-6 decades. At the end, empirical antibiotic use has been used by some assuming... ...Read more
TNTC: If you are referring to a urine analysis that says pus cells "too numerous to count" if usually indicates urinary infection. A urine culture will document the type of infection and the correct antibiotic to use. Sometimes antibiotic is prescribed empirically without a culture in the interest of time and cost. ...Read more
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Use gentle skin cleansers.
Avoid foods or any other triggers that increase it.
Good luck! ...Read more
Pores: Keratinous debris, degenerating skin cells, sweat, and oil. Soap and water. ...Read more
Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Pus & infection: It means you need urgent medical attention, need antibiotics and other possible interventions. ...Read more
Skin infections: Pus on the skin is usually the symptom of a skin infection. When red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more