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I think my skin is infected! I can see pus-like liquid coming out. What can I do?

I think my skin is infected! I can see pus-like liquid coming out. What can I do?

Skin Infection: If you suspect that you have a skin infection, then you should see a dermatologist so that he or she may do a biopsy and or culture and treat you with the appropriate mediations for a skin infection. In the meantime, you can try an over the counter topical antibiotic ointment per the instructions on the back of the ointment tube. ...Read more

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Hello, so last week a patch of my face dot cut and then infected. Now i think it healed but there's a dark circle around new pink skin. Heal? Hope!

Hello, so last week a patch of my face dot cut and then infected. Now i think it healed but there's a dark circle around new pink skin. Heal? Hope!

Wait it out: If you are only one week after a skin infection- you are within the inflammatory phase that follows the infection. So- your skin will undergo changes until it becomes more 'normal'. Wait a couple of weeks and it should improve.. ...Read more

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I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin. It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though. I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?

I have a small black spot under my skin on my chin.  It doesn't appear to be infected. It's noticeable though.  I think it's an ingrown hair but have ?

Let the expert: your doctor decide ( diagnose ) what it is , see your doctor to make sure is not a serious lesion like melanoma , also if you want it to be removed for cosmetic reason , will make arrangements ...Read more

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I had a blister on my foot that i think got infected, and now there's a lump/excess skin. How can I get rid of this naturally?

Patients – don't pic: If you have truly had an infected blister on your foot, you will notice peeling of skin like a sunburn. The skin has multiple layers, and infection and inflammation cause peeling or sloughing of the skin. The deeper tissue will react with firmness of the tissue – a term called induration. This resolves back to normal during the healing process. Be patient, keep things clean, and don't pick at it! ...Read more

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A pin that was left in a new shirt penetrated my skin? Will i get infected with something?

Unlikely: It is uncommon to get infected with a solid needle. Most needle infections are from hollow needles and/or visibly soiled. That is still less common than thought in the general public. However, you should still clean the puncture site with soap, water, and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the percent of getting infected if body fluid gets on skin?

More info needed: Depends on the infectious organism you are worried about and whether there was a break in your skin. ...Read more

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Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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