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Could you tell me what happens if pus did not come out properly out of a pimple?

Could you tell me what happens if pus did not come out properly out of a pimple?

Pus: Omg! You should never try to express an acne lesion. Frankly, if you're having pustules, you need to get on some reasonable oral and topical medicine to prevent these. There is no excuse for using two thumb surgery for this problem. It just causes scars which can be very extensive. ...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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Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Not usually: This is not typically advised but on occasion, dermatologists will inject lesions with steroids. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

A pimple: That is painful enough to write in about might be a small abscess or infected duct that might best be managed with antibiotics and surgical help draining if need be ...Read more

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When I get a pimple it get pus but once the tip of pus leave it get darker and just leave a cover bump why? What can I do to get the whole pimple out?

When I get a pimple it get pus but once the tip of pus leave it get darker and just leave a cover bump why? What can I do to get the whole pimple out?

Comedone: A pimple is full of oil. Unless really infected it is not pus that is there. It is oil. When you push it out, you leave a sore. Two things can happen, like any wound eschar forms. On the other hand, not all of the component comes out and the surface of the remaining content which is oil is oxidized and forms the black substance or the blackhead. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Probably exactly: That...sometimes stress can cause severe acne breakouts or intense individual pimples.Sounds like that might be what it is. Do you always get it in the same place? Extra care to your skin-cleansing with a salicylic acid cleanser, and a deep cleanser like a charcoal cleanser several times a week- with the addition of a prescription acne medication may help tame your breakouts. See your doc for an Rx. ...Read more

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I have pimple with a petfect Ring around it. Without pus. In my left cheek (if im sitting oppsite you) It been 3 days now.

I have pimple with a petfect Ring around it. Without pus. In my left cheek (if im sitting oppsite you) It been 3 days now.

Inflamed Acne.: It sounds like the acne lesion is inflamed. It will need treatment with topical antibiotic to prevent it from becoming pustular.
Recommend OTC benzoyl peroxide 10 %.
Avoid touching the lesion. ...Read more

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I notice a pimple in my arm with pus so I pop it and clean it great it look smaller then a week later the pimple came back with more pus now what?

Needs a culture: It is important with recurrent infections to culture the lesion as there are some infections our body may need a little help clearing with either topical and/or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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The pus of my pimple dried up and fell off now I feel this small little bump what is it can what can I do to make it go away? How can I prevent it?

Can't tell: Sometimes you just need to give it more time to heal. Sometimes there is more sebum/ pus deeper in the skin. If it bothers you, a dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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There appeared a pimple like thing near my pubic area. Few weeks ago it popped and pus and blood came out. Now its 4weeks its not healed. What is it?

There appeared a pimple like thing near my pubic area. Few weeks ago it popped and pus and blood came out. Now its 4weeks its not healed. What is it?

Possible infections: If the lesion has not healed it could be either a residual scar or a persistent infection. In either case it would be good to see a Physician to have it evaluated completely ...Read more

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What are the home remedies for pus filled pimples?

Acne: Smush a little bit of garlic juice on your pimple and leave it on as long as you’d like.
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Pus filled pimple on top of hand, what to do?

Pus filled pimple on top of hand, what to do?

Two things: Antibiotics and drainage. See a doctor to properly treat this. ...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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Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Depends: If this thing is large, enlarging rapidly or causing serious signs or symptoms (nausea, vomiting, pain up the leg, pain way out of proportion to the lesion, high fever, etc.) you should see someone. Otherwise a warm compress a few times a day, a bandage and good hygiene should resolve this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pimple like around the bikini line and I squirt and blood or brown pus comes out?

Not normal: Sounds like you have either ingrown hair with reaction, or boils. Have this seen by a doctor and perhaps cultured and treated if necessary. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Hi I was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Pimples: It is probably a form of folliculitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. The pustules can be cultured to see if there is a specific type of bacteria present. Both topical and systemic therapies can be instituted. ...Read more

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I was having a pimple on face with white head when I burst it its whit portion got into my skin would it become in pus?

Yes, that's pus: You're almost grown up and your acne is now your responsibility to manage. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and make an appointment. The pus itself does not spread the acne. ...Read more

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Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

STOP: Unless you want to go to medical school and specialize in dermatology you are playing with fire: squeezing and abscess will not only leave you open to deeper infection, but will guarantee scarring and recurrence. STOP SQUEEZING!! ...Read more

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I have pimple like dot on my neck. It doesn't hurt when I press it but the pus has a very foul smell. It is greenish in colour.

Cyst: Sounds like a cyst / abscess. The drainage is a good sign meaning it is open, but it may require further treatment such as an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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