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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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How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures I clean the pus but it always comes back.

How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures I clean the pus but it always comes back.

Ingrown hair: If you are not plucking or shaving then you cannot stop it. You probably have curly hair because they become ingrown more easily. Most of the time people get these from shaving or trying to remove the hair. If you are not doing this then friction in the area may be the problem. Wash with benzoyl peroxide or apply this to the area may help. Do not rub or scrub the area or may cause the problem. ...Read more

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Iam breastfeeding and I have found a bump on my chest and it hurts very bad and I tried to pop it and yellow pus came out?

Iam breastfeeding and I have found a bump on my chest and it hurts very bad and I tried to pop it and yellow pus came out?

What the status now?: If it resolved and no more symptoms, no reason to worry. Just use a proper hygiene before and after each breastfeeding session. If it's progressing with the spreading of the redness, tenderness, pain and high fever - see your OB/GYN doctor, and continue to breastfeed ...Read more

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Is it normal for a female to have hair on chest and nipples also I have a lot of little white bumps on my nipple sometimes they have pus stuff in them?

Is it normal for a female to have hair on chest and nipples also I have a lot of little white bumps on my nipple sometimes they have pus stuff in them?

See Endocrine: Likely is normal if you are having normal periods, but you may have a hormone imbalance. An endocrinologist can do tests to check that out. ...Read more

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Found a small cyst with some pus under my skin on my chest. Was found after taking off a tight shirt. Does wearing tight clothing cause this?

Found a small cyst with some pus under my skin on my chest. Was found after taking off a tight shirt. Does wearing tight clothing cause this?

NO: Tight clothing does not cause a cyst or small pustule. Acne like lesion are not uncommon on the chest. When some one sweats a lot such as running or hard work, etc this can help cause this problem. If you have acne, you would be more prone to have this. ...Read more

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Son has Red bump on chest hurts and hot to the touch my mom popped it and said pus came out im getting over mrsa. Could he have contracted mrsa???

Son has Red bump on chest hurts and hot to the touch my mom popped it and said pus came out im getting over mrsa. Could he have contracted mrsa???

Possible: The concern isn't so much that your son has MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), but that he has a significant skin infection. MRSA has increased in incidence significantly, though is quite treatable in cases like this. Just as serious would be a strep or MSSA (methicillin sensitive...) infection. Take your son to the doctor ASAP. Clean it with warm water and mild soap. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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My 7yo daughter has red bumps filled with pus sparsely spread from her chest to her upper inside thigh. Started over 3 months ago and slowing spreadin?

My 7yo daughter has red bumps filled with pus sparsely spread from her chest to her upper inside thigh. Started over 3 months ago and slowing spreadin?

Pustules: May be folliculitis or impetigo. Best to take her to your pediatrician or family medical doctor or dermatologist for an exam. Rashes are difficult to diagnose and treat without exam. Besides infectious causes, there are rare things like pustular psoriasis. ...Read more

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On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

Possible, yes: You don't say why you were started on these meds but it seems likely that this is a reaction to them. It might be AGEP. Whether it is or not I would stop them but ask if you need other antibiotics. I feel the risk of serious side effects are so great it should only be used as a last resort when no other good options exist. See http://tinyurl. Com/h2hsy4x
and http://www. Survivingcipro. Com ...Read more

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What are the causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

What are the causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

Need more info: This could be one of many diagnoses and needs to be discussed with the doctors who have the results of the tests. Can be tuberculosis, as well as other infectious or non-infectious inflammatory conditions. The eosinophilia is compatible with TB, but also with other diseases. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having little pus filled blisters pop up on my leg at first and now stomach and chest. They start off itching and hurting, and when they po?

I have been having little pus filled blisters pop up on my leg at first and now stomach and chest. They start off itching and hurting, and when they po?

Pus: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay, please have a family or friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
They should be able to fully care for your problems but they may wish to speak to your doctor and report what was found and treated.

Hope all goes well - please let me know! ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: Sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Doxy can cause a: Sun sensitivity that can lead to blisters or rashes on sun exposed skin. I would not pop blisters as they are sterile and there is less risk of infection. Try using aquaphor or vaniply and see a derm to confirm or refute diagnosis ...Read more

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Why are tiny red pimples popping up all over my chest that speed up my neck? It lasts a few days. They are blister like at times and pus filled

Why are tiny red pimples popping up all over my chest that speed up my neck? It lasts a few days. They are blister like at times and pus filled

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what I have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what I have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Sore throat: One of the symptoms you have (sore throat) is likely pharyngitis. If you were placed on antibiotics it is because the medical provider wanted to cover for streptococcus, a common bacterial cause of pharyngitis. The test done in the office for strep is not always accurate, so you may still have it. Interestingly, not all causes of pharyngitis are bacterial. They can also be viral, fungal, etc. ...Read more

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What could these pus filled lumps be on my breast?

What could these pus filled lumps be on my breast?

Abscesses: These may be due to staphylococci. The best approach would be to have a doctor examine these and perhaps culture them and prescribe an antibiotic if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

Unlikely: This would be an unlikely presentation for breast cancer, particularly at your age. It is most likely just a pimple, an infected cyst, or possibly a small abscess. However, if there is a persistent mass that doesn't go away, excising it might help take care of it as well as rule out some form of cancer. ...Read more

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What does pus from a nipple look like?

Different than milk: Puss from the nipple most often presents as a white to off white discharge that is a thicker consistency than normal breast milk. If need not b white however, it can be yellowish, grey, green depending on the cause.
Have this examined for the correct diagnoses
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Reddish /pink lump on breast with pus. What is it?

Reddish /pink lump on breast with pus. What is it?

Skin boil: This is likely just a skin infection called a boil. Given the redness of the skin and the drainage of pus, it must be seen, drained and you likely need to be on oral antibiotics - call your doctor for an appointment! ...Read more

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I had my nipple perce 2 years ago and it still had pus coming from it wht can tht be?

I had my nipple perce 2 years ago and it still had pus coming from it wht can tht be?

Cyst: Probably a cyst. If cells from the epidermis (the outter layer of skin) get pushed down in the lower layers they can sometimes continue making sweat and oils. If these become trapped they can from a cyst. Unfortunately that may need to be drained and removed....See your doctor. ...Read more

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Guy. Left nipple got sucked. No pus just my nipple has a small line opening in the middle that gets easily stimulated but it wasn't there before? Help

Guy. Left nipple got sucked. No pus just my nipple has a small line opening in the middle that gets easily stimulated but it wasn't there before? Help

Probably injury: This sounds like just a minor injury from vigorous stimulation. If it heals in a few days, don't worry about it. If it progresses to blisters or open sores, see a doctor or clinic to get checked for herpes, which might be possible if your partner had an oral HSV infection. ...Read more

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Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Same difference: Empyema is a severe infection in the chest in which pus accumulates within the pleural space. Also known as pleural empyema, empyema thoracis and pyothorax. It will often develop as a consequence of a pneumonia. A fluid collection forms (parapneumonic effusion) and this fluid becomes infected. The treatment is to drain the pus, re-expand lung, and treat underlying infection. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Breast Lump: A bleeding and pus-filled breast lump may well represent an abscess, but it is best to make an appointment with your doctor immediately to undergo a complete evaluation and treat the problem. Cancer at your age is unusual, but it does happen in some cancer families or some patients with certain "cancer genes" such as brca1. ...Read more

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What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

Always check: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. If the lesions are easily visible consider doing a virtual visit with a doctor on Healthtap now. ...Read more

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I have pus coming out from my nipple and now it has turned into blood, why is this happening?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Green and white pus followed by blood coming out of nipple with pain mammogram normal what could it be?

Breast abscess: Most likely. If your primary care physician does not feel comfortable treating this, then a surgeon or other appropriate specialist needs to see it. You may want to put warm compresses on it until you can be seen -- and get seen as soon as you can during the day. ...Read more

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I had a small pus and blood spot on the end of my nipple. I squeezed it and it bled alot. I now got a blood spot still ozing. Should I be worried about?

I had a small pus and blood spot on the end of my nipple. I squeezed it and it bled alot. I now got a blood spot still ozing. Should I be worried about?

Infection ; Abscess: One does not manage infections and bleeding without a medical exam and treatment. It surely sounds like you should get in to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Am experiencing recurent boils with no pus in both ampits, initially some appeared on mi tie n breast, and after I got it my boyfriend has also got some?

Am experiencing recurent boils with no pus in both ampits, initially some appeared on mi tie n breast, and after I got it my boyfriend has also got some?

See doctor: You need to set up appt with a doctor. You need evaluation and treatment. In the meantime keep the area clean and dry use a good antibacterial soap ...Read more

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These bumps on a women's breast is normal but I popped one today. I know what was I thinking and instead of white stuff that usually comes out pus did?

These bumps on a women's breast is normal but I popped one today. I know what was I thinking and instead of white stuff that usually comes out pus did?

NMS but: This indicates that these are not "normal" bumps but infected cyst or follicles. See your doctor to get treated. ...Read more

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A year and a half after stopping breasyfeeding I have a lump on the end of my nipple that when sqeezed a lot of pus comes out the pocket that holds it?

Needs evaluation: There are several are several things that could cause this. As a general rule any breast lump should be evaluated and taken seriously. You may simply have a blocked milk duct or a montgomery cyst but an exam is warranted to confirm and to determine the next steps. We always rule out malignancy first when dealing with breast issues. Thanks for reaching out. ...Read more

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I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

Bleeding?: If this small lesion is bleeding then it needs biopsied.
This small lump may be nothing but the importance of missing something cannot be overstated. I suggest you see your gynecologist as soon as you can arrange an appt.
Best wishes. ...Read more