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Doctor insights on: Painful Red Puss Filled Bumps On Legs

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Little cut on leg red rash around it little puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Little cut on leg red rash around it little puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I would stop that, keep the skn/wpund dry with a little rubbing alcohol 3-4x/day for a few days and you should be good. If not better, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more likely, be ready for your doctor to drain it with a small incision. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

Without: Without examining him, it's difficult to say exactly what the lesion is.

It sounds as though your boyfriend could have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria.

Next time your boyfriend develops one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should take him to his doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat him appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If he ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call his doctor immediately.

You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. His doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps it is a boil or cyst? Read more about treatment options for cysts at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free

Did your squeeze it?: If you did then the hard lump are white blood cells trying to scavenge the remaining bacterial breakdown products (pus). If you did not squeeze it, have a MD take a look and see what happened and if needed provide a Rx for topical use and antibiotics if severe. ...Read more

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I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

Infected skin absces: It sounds like you injured your leg or got bitten by something, or you have an underlying problem (like diabetes or smoking) which impairs the normal skin on your leg. You are young, so age is on your side - this will probably go away. Don't "pop" the white spot, but do see a doctor about what to do. Apply warm compresses if tolerable. Collect any fluid that comes out to check for MRSA or infx. ...Read more

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Red bumps some with puss and some like scabs and burn on back, neck, legs and face? Randomly showed up and irritating. Started taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Red bumps some with puss and some like scabs and burn on back, neck, legs and face? Randomly showed up and irritating. Started taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Either you are having some kind or allergic reaction to the medicine or you are developing a low immune system making you vulnerable for a skin staph infection either way you need to see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment good luck ...Read more

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Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

You may have: staph infection in the hair follicles where you may have shaved and nicked skin. If this keeps up, you may end up getting a folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle by staph or strep bacteria) or worse, skin abscess. Use Hibiclens soap to clean the area once daily and supplement your immune system with raw garlic and vitamin C daily in your diet. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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I have 3 red puss filled bumps on the outer lip of my vagina, and they are itchy, and painful. What are they?

Needs testing: There are several things that can do this but it sounds like it may be a herpes infection. No one could confirm that without seeing it though. Schedule a visit with your doctor for evaluation. Avoid intercourse until the testing can be done. ...Read more

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I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be?

I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be?

Hidradenitis: Infection of the follicles around the hair can present with similar symptoms. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If treated early, it can prevent scarring
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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My 4 day old baby has puss filled pimple like bumps on his neck, arms and legs. Most are spread but some look clustered. Could this be baby acne?

My 4 day old baby has puss filled pimple like bumps on his neck, arms and legs. Most are spread but some look clustered. Could this be baby acne?

Erythema Toxicum: Nothing to worry about. "e. Tox" is a very common benign newborn rash. Leave it alone and it will go away on its own. ...Read more

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Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

No, not if lesion: Remains small and itchy, it sound like some type of bug bite or contact allergy. Cold compresses, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine), and topical hydrocortisone will help with the itch. See your doc if redness is large or lesion is painful, then consider infection. ...Read more

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I have a acne-lookalike rash on my legs. Does not respond to OTC acne/antibacterial/fungus creams. Gets puss filled, red, and burns so-so.

I have a acne-lookalike rash on my legs. Does not respond to OTC acne/antibacterial/fungus creams. Gets puss filled, red, and burns so-so.

Need oral antibiotic: It is possible you have developed folliculitis and you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth. I would also stop shaving since you may be spreading the problem ...Read more

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How do I know what kind of bite this is on my outer thigh? Its several puss filled bumps in about a radius the size of a nickel.

How do I know what kind of bite this is on my outer thigh? Its several puss filled bumps in about a radius the size of a nickel.

Proper exam needed.: What you are describing are "pustules", pockets of infected fluid (pus). Any skin lesions can become secondarily infected. I highly recommend that you get properly evaluated by a primary care physician. He will have to see the skin lesions and maybe to check for swollen glands in order to make any diagnosis. Do it as soon as you can so this localized infection does not become more serious. ...Read more

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I have a it's itchy red rash on my finger with puss filled bumps what could it be?

I have a it's itchy red rash on my finger with puss filled bumps what could it be?

Need to see a Doctor: Several things come to mind with this description. The most worrysome would be infection, but usually that is not itchy, but painful. Exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac can certainly do this, as can other types of dermatological issues like numular psoriasis, dishidrotic eczema and Zoster (Shingles). Contact or allergic dermatits after use of neosporin or household cleansers. Insect bites, etc. ...Read more

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Hello, I have little white bumps on my balls. Some of the bumps are puss filled. Also I have a small red rash on the base of my penis shaft.?

Hello, I have little white bumps on my balls. Some of the bumps are puss filled. Also I have a small red rash on the base of my penis shaft.?

Papules: The little bumps on your scrotum are normal actually. They are glandular/papular in nature. When they occur on the penis their called pearly penis papules. Don't go squeezing them. Your likely just invite infection. Now the rash, it could be anything from fungus to heat rash to an STD like syphilis. You should be checked by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?

I had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?

Good possibility: Inflamed or infected hair follicles in that region not uncommon and usually resolve on their own with good hygiene, warm compresses, and elimination of any undergarments that may be irritating that area. If persists, worsens, or accompanied by other lesions, recommend evaluation. ...Read more

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Noticed 8 spread out red bumps on buttock cheek this morning, slightly itchy. Not puss filled or blisters. Never had anything like this b4. Herpes??

Noticed 8 spread out red bumps on buttock cheek this morning, slightly itchy. Not puss filled or blisters. Never had anything like this b4. Herpes??

Probably not herpes: Herpes simplex (HSV) outbreaks typically are a cluster of blisters or sores (which can start as red bumps) very close to one another. Usually the whole involved area is no more than an inch in diameter. Conceivably herpes zoster (shingles), but probably not unless the bumps become blisters then sores with dark scabs over a few days. See a doctor if it continues or you remain concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Skin infection: The signs of redness and swelling with pus are indicative of infection. It would be important to get proper treatment for that -so you should show it to a doctor or take photos and ask a Health Tap doc. If it is extensive, you might need antibiotics. It would be important to determine if any other structures are involved like the bursa over the knee area. Local therapy such as bacitracin may help. ...Read more